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Meredith Kiraly

Honorary
Kinship Care
social work
social sciences
kinship care
child protection
foster-care
family studies
children
voices
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Ms

Meredith Kiraly

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Kinship Care
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Ms

Meredith Kiraly

 

Meredith Kiraly is a psychologist with over thirty years experience in child and family welfare. Her PhD was gained by 'Thesis with Publication' entitled Family Links: Kinship Care and Family Contact. She has worked in community service organisations in casework and program management, and has specialised in out of home care.

Her numerous research projects have taken place in a range of human service areas with a major focus on vulnerable children and out of home care, especially the growing area of kinship care. She has lectured at university and TAFE, and conducted field training in staff selection across Australia. She has made many conference presentations in Australia and overseas on topics in child welfare, particularly in kinship care.

Meredith worked in the Department of Human Services (DHS) from 2002 to 2012 in a range of policy, research and programmatic roles. She was seconded from DHS (Children, Youth and Families Division) from 2006 to 2011 to work as a Visiting Research Fellow with the Child, Youth and Family Research Cluster in the Department of Social Work (School of Health Sciences). She is now a part-time staff member of the University of Melbourne Department of Social Work and works as an independent consultant to community service organisations. Current research projects in 2016 are Young and 'care-full': The support needs of young kinship carers, and It Takes A Village: The support needs of non-familial kinship carers.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

Creswick Foundation Travelling Fellowship

1994

Creswick Foundation Travelling Fellowship

2

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Social Work

Casual

Social Work

Ordinary Member

Australian Psychological Society

Standard

Victorian Psychological Council

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Behavioural Science

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

University of Melbourne