Dr Bindi Bennett

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Dr Bindi Bennett

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Teaching areas

  • Social Work
  • Mental Health
  • Children and Families
  • Indigenous

Research areas

  • Indigenous
  • mental health
  • identity
  • trauma
  • curriculum

Profile

Bindi is a Gamilaroi woman who is passionate and committed to her community. Her interests include children and families, especially those who are Indigenous. She is interested in the fields of mental health and trauma. Prior to her appointment with ACU, Bindi was a senior social worker with experience in the fields of child and adolescent mental health, youth health and schools. Bindi has published in the area of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In 2011 she won the Norm Smith 2011 research award. Bindi co-edited and published in the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work book Our Voices.

Professional memberships

  • National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRKAN)

Awards

  • 2016, FHS Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Learning and Teaching (Early Career) for ’the provision of expertise in Indigenous curriculum development in social work by improving specialised resources, developing assessment tools, case studies and a dedicated Indigenous unit’.

  • 2015, Bennett, B. (2015). “Stop Deploying Your White Privilege on Me!” Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement with the AASW. Australian Social Work, 58(1), pp19–31. Most read article in 2015.

  • The Norm Smith Publication in Social Work Research Award, 2011.

Selected research publications

  • Bennett, B., Green, S., Gilbert, S., & Bessarab, D. (Eds.) (2013). Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work. South Yarra, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bennett, B. (2015). “Stop Deploying Your White Privilege on Me!” Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement with the AASW. Australian Social Work, 58(1), 19–31.
  • Bennett. B. (2014). How do light skinned Aboriginal Australians experience racism? Implications for social work. Alternative, volume 10, issue 10, 179–192.
  • Bennett, B., Zubrzycki, J., Bacon, V. (2011). What do we know? The experiences of social workers working alongside Aboriginal people. Australian Social Work, Special Edition, Social Work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Vol. 64, No.1, 20–37.

Potential research projects for HDR and honours students

  • Indigenous
  • trauma
  • mental health
  • identity
  • curriculum

Research grants

Grant/Project name

Investigators

Funding body and A$ value

Year(s)

Focus (of research grant)

TBA

Bindi Bennett

Paul Andrews

St Vincent's Hospital (A$10,000)

2016

Indigenous

TBA

Bindi Bennett

Australian Catholic University (A$5,000)

2016

Indigenous

TBA

Bindi Bennett

Australian Catholic University (A$5,000)

2016

Indigenous

TBA

Bindi Bennett

Australian Catholic University  (A$16,000)

2015

Indigenous case studies

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