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Postgraduate Study in Social Work
The College of Arts, Society and Education postgraduate research supports James Cook University’s commitment to delivering research that makes a difference. Our programs produce graduates with strong analytical skills and critical and creative thinking. Our research focuses on issues of relevance to people and places in the tropics.
Social Work and Human Services staff collaboratively and individually undertake strategic and applied research, consultancies and contracted professional development. They engage in this industry-engaged research and development in partnership with government departments at Commonwealth, state and local levels and with local, regional and national nongovernment organisations.
Past and current research activity of the Department has been grouped into the following areas of interest: Families, Children and Youth; Women and Gender; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; Regional, Rural and Remote Contexts; Community Well-being and Ecological Social Justice; Mental Health and Social Justice; Learning and Teaching; Human Rights.