Janette O. Young

Janette O. Young
University of South Australia | UniSA · Allied Health and Human Performance

PhD

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Education
February 2006 - April 2009
University of South Australia
Field of study
  • Sociology
January 2001 - December 2004
Flinders University
Field of study
  • Public Policy and Administration
January 1985 - December 1989
South Australian Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Social Work

Publications

Publications (56)
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Citation: Howell, T.J.; Nieforth, L.; Thomas-Pino, C.; Samet, L.; Agbonika, S.; Cuevas-Pavincich, F.; Fry, N.E.; Hill, K.; Jegatheesan, B.; Kakinuma, M.; et al. Defining Terms
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Intersections of human and animal lives regarding human suicide are just beginning to be explored. Given that the investigation of human suicide poses major ethical concerns, seeking out publicly accessible information in the first instance is important. Public media reports of suicide are limited in Australia (as in many countries) by voluntary ad...
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Introduction Assistance dogs perform multiple tasks to support people with disabilities and bring various benefits. Occupational therapists play a key role in assessing or referring clients for assistive technology, which includes assistance dogs. However, little is known about Australian occupational therapists' experiences with assistance dogs an...
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Introduction: In extended suicides (murder-suicides), a person kills another person as well as themself. Here we describe the demography and anthrozoological implications of suicides in which pets are also killed. Methodology: News articles published between January 2010 and May 2020 were located using the terms “pets and suicide,“ “suicide with...
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During times of social isolation, such as the global COVID-19 pandemic, the social distancing mantras that have been integral to COVID-19 responses position close human-to-human contact, including physical touch, as life threatening. Touch is commonly an overlooked sense, yet studies have shown that touch deprivation reduces survival rates of pre-t...
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While it is generally accepted in the leisure field that leisure has a role, and arguably a key one in wellness and wellbeing, this is largely at odds with the operations and funding frameworks of contemporary healthcare systems. Governments spend much less on leisure which involves social aspects of health than they do on healthcare systems which...
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Nonhuman animals have always been impacted by bushfires in Australia. Yet this tragic reality has rarely been a significant focus of public media discourses. However, the unprecedented ferocity of the 2019/20 fire season has seen a shift in this focus, as traumatised bees, painfully (and fatally) burned sheep, cows and charismatic wildlife attracte...
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The intersection of human leisure and animals is not a new topic. However more recently explorations have begun to turn to considerations of the experiences of animals themselves in human and animal-centric leisure (Nottle & Young 2019), the welfare and rights of animals within leisure settings (Young & Carr 2018) and even animal rights to leisure...
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Animal therapy has an extended history of existence in clinical settings and literature and, in more recent times, seems to be gaining a level of acceptance within the dominant understandings or “assemblage” of health. That is, within a framework of understanding health as being focused on pathology and illness, where the responses are expert drive...
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An unanticipated finding during research on the role that pets play in the health of older adults was that pets had protected some from suicide. Given that older people are more vulnerable to fatal first attempts, understanding protective factors in this population is vital. Twelve older adults interviewed about the role of pets on their health spo...
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While there has been increasing interest in the human-animal leisure intersection in recent times, leisure still largely remains human-centric or focussed. Much remains to be explored in seeking to understand animal leisure, and the intersection of animal leisure with human leisure. Spring boarding from Franklin’s argument that understanding cross...
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Keeping companion animals or pets in human domestic spaces and lives is a global phenomenon. However, waste products related to the keeping of these animals may have negative environmental impacts including odour, public space and water pollution, and addition to landfill. Pet waste is also a health issue as it can be a source of disease through th...
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This paper explores intersections between health creation, leisure and nature emerging from research with Millennial university students in Australia studying to become health(system) professionals. Most enter university believing that ‘health’ is a bio-medical (illness and disease focused) concept. This reflects the dominant discourse of ‘health’....
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City branding is a managerial procedure which offers any given city with a distinct image and identity, provide cities with a chance of being clear, positive, different and distinguishable from other competitors. The purpose of this paper is using Kumamon mascot the most successful regional mascot in Japan, as an example to identify the nature of m...
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Discourses concerning health are imbedded within policy and practice. Shifting the focus of health from a bio-medical model to a salutogenic approach is a challenge. The focus of this presentation is to reveal the findings from an ongoing study exploring the lay discourse concerning health and wellbeing. Using an opened survey data was collected ar...
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What is successful migration? At a macro-socio-political level migration by individuals may appear to be successful when it has met the objectives of governments, industries and domestic profit makers. However, delving beneath the surface can reveal contradictions and other measures of success at the individual, or micro-level. Within a broader cri...
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Conference Presentation - 2011 ANZALS Conference, Dunedin , NZ
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Unpublished paper summarising literature regarding the intersection of mental health with pets.
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Critical tertiary educators have a responsibility to facilitate awareness in their students of the manner in which hegemonic societal structures of power are perpetuated throughout society. Modelling and participatory engagement with students is fundamental to redesigning our world for the better and building their capacity. This paper focuses on a...
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This chapter explores the links between civic engagement (a form of serious leisure) and political action and interests with regard to the status of animals. It is an exploration of the nexus between serious leisure activity in the civic arena intersecting with the non-leisure civic zone of politics and public policy. The analysis undertaken in thi...
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Issue addressed: Although health promotion and crime prevention have been brought together to address specific social ills, such as illicit drugs and road trauma, there is little literature that seeks to lift the connections between the fields of health and justice to a more general level. Methods: The present paper explores the synergies betwee...
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The Health Promotion workforce, akin to a number of other health and non health work groups in Australia is seeking to gain accreditation. That is recognition of qualifications and authority to gate keep the boundaries of their “profession” via such things as industrial recognition and the ability to dictate the training requirements needed for mem...
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Australia is one of the key neo-liberal nations on the globe at this point in time. With a focus on free markets and economic expansion unhindered by government “interference” it would seem contraindicated to know that since 2008 the national federal government has initiated a raft of professional health group registrations. The first round of re...
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The Australian National Health Reform agenda includes aims to reduce health disadvantages and provide equitable access. However, this reform will be implemented through state and territory governments, and as such will be built on existing conceptualisations of health as a social justice concept (core to understandings of social determinants). A se...
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The implementation blueprint for the National Health and Hospitals Reforms includes ‘equitable access’ and ‘promote social inclusion and reduce disadvantage’ as two principles. While this health reform process is, in the main, being focussed from a federal government level, it will be implemented through state and territory governments. As such the...
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The restorative justice movement provides both faith-based and secular justice advocates with much common ground for dialog. This review of the roots of this dialog, from the perspective of both historical and contemporary Christianity, points to the wide diversity of Christian scriptures that provide guidance (and some headaches) for faith-based r...
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Online education, supported by online resources such as e-mail, chat rooms, and Web-based instruction, is a rapidly growing area of tertiary/higher education that has been facilitated by increased usage of home computers and advances in the development of user-friendly interfaces (Christensen, Anakwe, and Kessler 2001). A range of positive outcomes...
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In writing an overarching book aimed at addressing the needs of all qualitative doctoral researchers, BLOOMBERG and VOLPE have produced a volume that offers many tools and ideas that are of value to doctoral dissertation students. However, the publication is not without its limitations: it is underpinned by an unarticulated, positivist approach to...
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Representation assumes that those who govern have knowledge of those for whom they govern. It is easy to presume knowledge of the “other”, but as we know this can be based in prejudice, cultural difference, or simply misinformation or simplification. Usually our explorations of this process have focused on populations identified as disadvantaged, d...
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In this paper, data triangulation is used as a means or verifying, and further exploring, paradigm challenging data that emerged unexpectedly in a research project. The field of this study is Australian migration sociology. The discovery of data which suggested contradictions to the accepted notion that the Australian population was historically "9...
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Drawing on some of van Gigch's (2003) critiques in regard to quantification in the social sciences, this paper explores the notion of ‘98% British’ that has underpinned analysis of migration and ethnicity in Australia. Historical data are used to suggest some alternate pictures and understandings of Australia in the 20th and 21st centuries. These a...
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Many people believe that prior to the post-WWII mass immigration Australia's population was almost entirely of British origin. They also believe that post-war immigration lead to a significant change in the ethnic composition of the non-indigenous population of Australia, necessitating the policy of multiculturalism to manage such increased diversi...
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I write in response to the passing of C. West Churchman. I am a relative newcomer to Critical Systems Thinking (CST) and so this paper is written as a somewhat naive investigation and exploration of a segment of the thinking of one of the more recent great contributors to CST. I have chosen to focus on C. West Churchman's 1982 contribution called T...
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“Insiders” and “outsiders” to social issues is a concept that is an integral part of Participatory Action Research, which emphasizes the partnering and working together with people who are closest to the problem by dint of personal experience and identity, in order to address complex social problems. The writer believes that working with “insiders”...
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Access to tertiary education by individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds has been extremely low historically, despite policies to address this inequity. Twenty eight people from a low socio-economic community with almost the lowest rates of access to university in Australia were interviewed to identify the barriers they had encountered and t...

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To find out what individuals identify as building their health and wellbeing, and how they subjectively perceive this as working for them.
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To provide students with a tool for understanding their own learning style(s). To compare the group profile of cohorts of Bachelor of Health Science students to that of other (published) cohorts. To consider any changes with student learning styles across a three year period