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Dr

Margaret Kertesz

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
out of home care
Intersection between DFV and Child Protection
Child Protection
program evaluation
whole of family approaches
social work
social sciences
out-of-home care
foster care
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Dr

Margaret Kertesz

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Domestic and Family Violence
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Dr

Margaret Kertesz

 

Dr Margaret Kertesz is a senior research fellow in the Department of Social Work. With a background in both historical research and social work, she has worked in out-of-home care services and also spent some years as a researcher in the Child and Family Welfare sector.

Over the last 10 years, she has worked closely with government and community sectors on a range of applied research, with an emphasis on guiding and improving practice in the areas of Child Protection, out-of-home care, records creation and domestic and family violence.

2009-2012: Who Am I? interdisciplinary action research project - a project aimed at improving record-keeping practices within the out-of-home care services field.

2013: Working in the Cloud - exploratory, interdisciplinary research to investigate the issues involved in developing a safe digital storage space for the
personal documents of children in out-of-home care.

2014-17: kContact - improving contact between children in out-of-home care and their birth parents: research to develop and trial a contact intervention.

2017: Evaluation of the Mothers in Mind group program for women and young children who have left violent situations.

2017-18: Development of a Family Violence practice model for Victorian Child Protection services.

2018 - Continuing evaluation - the Children and Mothers in Mind group program for women and young children who have left violent situations.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 14 most recent scholarly works by Margaret Kertesz.

Credentials

Positions


Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Social Work

Member

Australian Association of Social Workers

Education


Bachelor of Social Work

Monash University

Doctorate in History

University of Sussex

Master of Arts (History)

University of Sussex

Bachelor of Arts (History & German)

Monash University