contents
 introduction
 scope
 activities
 capacities
 infrastructure
 & benefits
 participants
    dennis altman
    michelle arrow
    paul arthur
    carol bacchi
    ros bandt
    larissa behrendt
    mary besemeres
    richard broome
    chilla bulbeck
    anthony burke
    david carment
    david carter
    jock collins
    liz conor
    greg craven
    martin crotty
    denis cryle
    ann curthoys
    kate darian-smith
    lynette finch
    rae frances
    lucy frost
    stephen garton     heather goodall
    anna haebich
    dennis haskell
    anthony hassall
    jeannie herbert
    jenny hocking
    alison holland
    elizabeth jacka
    bruce johnson
    carol johnson
    mary kalantzis
    marilyn lake
    kateryna longley
    andrew mccann
    chris mcconville
    russell mcdougall
    philip mead
    clive moore
    nicole moore
    stephen muecke
    ffion murphy
    john murphy
    martin nakata
    garth nettheim
    karl neuenfeldt
    christine nicholls
    richard nile
    marguerite nolan
    wenche ommundsen
    darlene oxenham
    maureen perkins
    emily potter
    jan ryan
    kay saunders
    sean scalmer
    bruce scates
    kay schaffer
    joanne scott
    graham seal
    june senyard
    sue sheridan
    judith smart
    tom stannage
    daniela stehlik
    jenny strauss
    sian supski
    hsu-ming teo
    graham tulloch
    james walter
    richard waterhouse
    elizabeth webby
    gus worby
    clare wright

 participants: daniela stehlik
 Daniela Stehlik
Director
Alcoa Research Centre for Stronger Communities
Curtin University of Technology


Research Projects
2004-05 Attracting and Retaining Practitioners in Child and Family Services in Rural Queensland: Generating a Model for Improved Practice. ARC Linkage Grants. LP0454136. with Dr L I Chenoweth and Dr D McAuliffe (UQ). $150,000 (with $50,000 from ARC)

2002/2004 Socio-Economic Impact of the Defence Force Activity in Central Queensland. Federal Department of Defence $86,000. (with Associate Professor Gayle Jennings (CQU) and Professor Larry Dwyer (UNSW).

Evaluation of Local Support Coordination. NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC). (with Dr. Lesley Chenoweth. UQ). $50,000

2001/02 ARC Small Grant. Central Queensland University. Moving the Pedagogy:Student and Staff Evaluations of the Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning in an On-Line Environment. (with Dr. Peter Reaburn, Mr Philip Marsh, Dr Lorna Moxham, Ms Phillipa Sturgess, Ms. Yvonne Toft (CQU). $8,237.68.

2000/01 RDI CQU/Industry Collaborative Grants (SPIRT) The dynamics of community change: Natural resources and primary industries in the Callide Valley. (with Department of Natural Resources). $15,000. (with Dr. S. Lockie, (CQU), Dr. K. Mummery (CQU) and Mr A. Backhouse, (DNR).

2000/02 Queensland Department of Family, Youth and Community Care. Disability Services Queensland. A Formative Evaluation of Local Area Coordination in Queensland. $80,000 (with Dr. L. Chenoweth, UQ).

1995 2002 Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Sugar Production. Scholarships for CQU students. Senior Social Scientist involved in project from 1999. $255,000. (with G. Lawrence, S. Lockie, J. McAllister).

1995 - 1997 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation $106,652 Australian Farm Families' Experience of the Drought in the 1990s. (with Prof G. Lawrence, Assoc. Prof. I. Gray).
Research Record Relative to Opportunities
Daniela Stehlik is one of Australia's leading social scientists working at the intersections of resiliency, human service practice and social cohesion focussing on families and communities in regional/rural Australia. She has published widely in Australia and internationally, and regularly presents her work at national and international conferences. She is a member of the Rural Society editorial board, undertakes reviews for national journals and was The Australian Sociological Association's Jean Martin Award Convenor in both 2000 and 2002.

Daniela's capacity to successfully apply for and complete research projects is evidenced by achieving over A$1m. grant funding with 27 grants between 1992/2002. She was recently a partner in a successful ARC Linkage Grant with the Queensland Department of Family and Community Services.

She has been instrumental in drawing in research infrastructure grants to build capacity. She has had visiting fellowships in Australian, Canadian and Czech Republic Universities. Her record of successfully completing high quality postgraduate students on time can be seen from their own subsequent successful career development, including high publications records. She acts as a research consultant to the Bureau of Rural Sciences, the National Rural Health Alliance and the National Rural Women's Alliance.

Daniela held a number of senior positions of governance within Central Queensland University, including Director, Centre for Social Science Research (3.5 years), and as Associate Dean (Research) as well as being a member of Research Committee of Academic Board for over 7 years. She was chair of the Faculty of Arts Health and Sciences Research Committee, and in October 2001 was selected to attend the Australian Vice Chancellors' Committee Leadership Program. In September 2002, Daniela was appointed as Honorary Research Consultant to the School of Social Work and Social Policy at The University of Queensland. During her sabbatical leave in the latter half of 2002, Daniela commenced a major archival-based project and was a visitor to the University of Ballarat and the University of South Australia.

In December 2003, Daniela was appointed as inaugural Professor in Stronger Communities at Curtin University of Technology and Director, Alcoa Centre for Stronger Communities.
Significant Contributions to this research
Daniela's publications, both national and international, have added to the debate about the nature of community change and the building of social capital and community resiliency. Her collaboration with Dr. Lesley Chenoweth over the past seven years has resulted in a number of international and national key note invitations, most recently to the Columbia Basin Trust, in British Columbia, Canada (May 2004).

She is frequently asked to advise Federal and State government agencies, drawing on her considerable policy experience developed in the Federal Government, prior to joining the academic community in 1988. From 1999 2003 she was Central Queensland University's senior social scientist seconded to the CRC for Sustainable Sugar Production.

Most recently, her research on the impact of drought on farm families has informed Federal Government policy changes in the current Review of Exceptional Circumstances. Her previous research focussed on the raising a child with a disability in Queensland had a direct result in increased funding in the 2003/04 Queensland budget for Disability Services. Her move to Western Australia in December 2003 and the establishment of the Alcoa Research Centre for Stronger Communities is an opportunity for creating an environment for high quality social science research focusing on the interactions between industry, community and the environment.
Refereed Publications in the past five years (*relates to the present proposal)
Journal Articles

Stehlik, D. (2004) From Snowball to Rhizome. A re-thinking of method. Rural Society.

Chenoweth, L. & Stehlik, D. (2004) The implications of social capital for the inclusion of people with disabilities and families in community life. Journal of International Inclusive Education.

Chenoweth, L. & Stehlik, D. (2002) Using technology in rural practice Local Area Coordination in rural Australia. Rural Social Work 7 (1), 14 21.

Stehlik, D. (2001) A brave new world? Neo-eugenics and its challenge to difference. Special Edition of Journal of Violence Against Women. Violence Against Women with Disabilities. Sage. CA. April, 7, 4. 370-392.

Chenoweth, L. & Stehlik, D. (2001) Building resilient communities: Social work practice and rural Queensland. Australian Social Work. 54, 2. 47-54.

Stehlik, D., Lawrence, G. & Gray I., (2000) Gender and Drought. Experiences of Australian Women in the Drought of the 1990s. International Journal of Disaster Studies. London. 24, (1). 38-53.

Jennings, G. & Stehlik, D. (2000) Agricultural women in Central Queensland and changing modes of production: a preliminary exploration of the issues. Rural Society. 10, 1. 63-78.

Stehlik, D. (2000) Aging Mothers and Aging Daughters: Life-long Caring and Intellectual Disability. Journal of Women and Aging: The multidisciplinary quarterly of psychosocial practice, theory & research. 12, 2. 169-187.

Chenoweth, L. & Stehlik, D. (1999) Interpreting Human Service Policy in Regional and Rural Queensland; The Practitioners' Perspective. Just Policy. 15. 21-28.

Gray, I., Stehlik, D., Lawrence, G. & Bulis, H. (1998) Community, Communion, and Drought in Rural Australia. Journal of the International Community Development Society, 29. 1. 23-37.

Chapters in Collected Volumes

Stehlik, D. (2004) Managing Risk? Social policy responses in time of drought. In D. Wilharte & L. Botterill (eds). Drought in Australia. Kluwer International Disaster Series. Kluwer Press. (in preparation)

Stehlik, D. (2003) Australian Drought as Lived Experience: Social and Community Impacts. In L. Botterill & M. Fisher (eds). Drought in Australia: People, Policy and Place. (87-108) CSIRO Press:Canberra.

Stehlik, D. (2001) 'Out there': Places, Spaces and Border Crossings. In S. Lockie & L. Bourke (eds) Rurality Bites: The Social and Environmental Transformation of Rural Australia (30-41) Sydney: Pluto Press.

Lawrence, G., Stehlik, D., & Gray, I. (1999) Changing Spaces: The Effects of Macro-social Forces on Rural Australia. In B. Kasimis and A. Papadopoulos (eds) Local responses to global integration. Exploring the socio-economic aspects of rural restructuring. (63-87) Ashgate Publishing.

Stehlik, D. (1999) Developing a Rural Consciousness: Aged Care, Rural Health & Rural Well-Being for Sustainable Australian Communities. In .W. Ramp, J. Kulig, I. Townshend, & V. McGowan (eds) Health in Rural Settings: Contexts for Action (143-162) University of Lethbridge: Lethbridge, Canada.
Ten Career-best publications (*relates to present project application)
Stehlik, D. (2001) A brave new world? Neo-eugenics and its challenge to difference. Special Edition of Journal of Violence Against Women. Violence Against Women with Disabilities. Sage. CA. April, 7, 4. 370-392.

Stehlik, D., Lawrence, G. & Gray I., (2000) Gender and Drought. Experiences of Australian Women in the Drought of the 1990s. International Journal of Disaster Studies. London. 24, (1). 38-53.

Stehlik, D. (2000) Aging Mothers and Aging Daughters: Life-long Caring and Intellectual Disability. Journal of Women and Aging: The multidisciplinary quarterly of psychosocial practice, theory & research. 12, 2. 169-187.

Chenoweth, L. & Stehlik, D. (1999) Interpreting Human Service Policy in Regional and Rural Queensland; The Practitioners' Perspective. Just Policy. 15. 21-28.

Stehlik, D. (2004) Managing Risk? Social policy responses in time of drought. In D. Wilharte & L. Botterill (eds). Drought in Australia. Kluwer International Disaster Series. Kluwer Press. (Chapter reviewed)

Stehlik, D. (2003) Australian Drought as Lived Experience: Social and Community Impacts. In L. Botterill & M. Fisher (eds). Drought in Australia: People, Policy and Place. (87-108) CSIRO Press:Canberra.

Stehlik, D. (2001) 'Out there': Places, Spaces and Border Crossings. In S. Lockie & L. Bourke (eds) Rurality Bites: The Social and Environmental Transformation of Rural Australia (30-41) Sydney: Pluto Press.

Stehlik, D. (1999) Developing a Rural Consciousness: Aged Care, Rural Health & Rural Well-Being for Sustainable Australian Communities. In .W. Ramp, J. Kulig, I. Townshend, & V. McGowan (eds) Health in Rural Settings: Contexts for Action (143-162) University of Lethbridge: Lethbridge, Canada.

Stehlik, D. (1996) Learning to be 'consumers' of Community Care; Older parents and Policy discourses. In M. L. Caltabiano, R. Hil & R. Frangos (eds). Achieving Inclusion: Exploring Issues in Disability. (129-146) Townsville: Centre for Social and Welfare Research.

Stehlik, D., Witcomb, A., Lawrence, G. & Gray, I. (1996). Towards a Social Construction of Drought: A Preliminary Analysis. In G. Lawrence, K. Lyons & S. Momtaz (eds) Social Change in Rural Australia. (263-275). RSERC Press: Rockhampton.
Other Evidence of Impact and Contributions to the Field
Daniela has contributed to her discipline through her work as an OzReader for the ARC and by acting as convenor of a panel for Australian Sociological Association and the Jean Martin Award for the most outstanding PhD thesis in the previous two years (2001/2003). She has acted referee for a number of international research projects in both Canada and the Czech Republic. She was the inaugural recipient of the Aldyen Hamber Foundation Visiting Fellowship to the University of Northern British Columbia in 1998 and received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Progress in Research in 1997.
Research Supervisions
Completed

2003 Dr. Lorna Moxham (CQU)

2002 Dr. Lynda Herbert-Cheshire (CQU)

2001 Dr. Vaughan Higgins (CQU)



Current

Ms Bronwyn Fredericks (CQU)

Ms Teresa Cunningham (CQU)

Ms Helen Bulis (Curtin University of Technology)
Teaching Programs
Since 2000 Daniela's teaching has largely focussed on her postgraduate responsibility as she has been in research management positions. Most recently she taught a semester in first year sociology program at CQU. She anticipates being involved in graduate programs at Curtin University of Technology in due course. While she has not taught as an academic overseas, she has been involved in teaching international students at a distance at CQU and also spent two years in Japan (1990/91) teaching sociology in English at a Japanese university in Osaka.
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