Rachael Fox

Rachael Fox
Charles Sturt University · School of Psychology

BSc, PhD

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Introduction
I completed a BSc(Hons first class) in Psychology at the University of Stirling, UK, before going on to complete a PhD in Community Psychology, also at the University of Stirling. I have since been engaged in qualitative research involving: young people, social exclusion and mental health. In 2010 I joined the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University. I teach qualitative methods and critical community psychology. I am Editor of the Australian Community Psychologist.
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February 2008 - September 2009
University of Strathclyde
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  • Research Associate

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Publications (26)
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This article describes the experiences of teaching undergraduate psychology students in an Australian context. The degree course the students take has no community or critical units, but it is one of very few in Australia that has a compulsory standalone unit in qualitative methods. While qualitative methods are by no means necessarily inherently c...
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Research indicates that TV news journalists’ ongoing exposure to trauma can result in psychopathology. However, we currently know little about potential differences in trauma exposure between individuals in varying journalistic roles. The aim of this study is to contextualize the existing knowledge of psychological outcomes for TV news journalists...
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NewAccess is a low‐intensity cognitive behavioural program which was recently trialled for the first time in Australia for clients aged under 18. Given that accessing support earlier tends to result in better outcomes for people with mild‐to‐moderate mental health issues, having NewAccess available for young people has the potential to reduce the l...
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Introduction: The study explored how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young adults in rural Australian communities experience online mental health services. Online technologies hold potential to overcome health access barriers, but little is known in practice for this community. Methods: Interviews were conducted with nine LGBT young...
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Past research indicates that journalists experience elevated levels of trauma exposure, as well as elevated levels of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and burnout symptoms. Understanding the kinds and nature of potentially traumatic events (PTEs) journalists are exposed to is the first step in safeguarding individuals against adverse trau...
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This chapter engages with the way in which the emergence of trans discourses challenge conceptualisations and practices encountered within ethical processes in research. Advancing progressive research merits critical reflection and a productive rethinking in sexuality and gender studies. Our engagement with ethical issues here is oriented towards a...
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Our collective account considers the ways community critical methodologies can inform academic endeavors. Methodology is understood to be the theorizing of methods that produce and legitimate knowledge claims. For us, community critical approaches incorporate poststructural and other forms of critical theory in the questioning of taken for granted...
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This paper discusses the methodological processes of a qualitative PhD research project with young people aged between 12 and 17 years who are the primary carer for a family member with physical or mental health problems. The field work was conducted over 2 years in rural Australia and involved one‐on‐one discussions with young carers in their fami...
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Past research indicates that journalists’ ongoing exposure to trauma can result in psychopathology. However, previous research has not considered whether trauma exposure and reactions differ depending on whether news workers are working individually or within a crew. The research question was as follows: What functional roles do crew relationships...
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Background: Past research indicates that TV news journalists’ ongoing exposure to trauma can result in psychopathology. However, currently we know little about potential differences in trauma exposure between journalistic roles, such as camera-operator and reporter. Similarly, previous research has not considered whether trauma exposure and reactio...
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LGBTIQ young people experience intersecting forms of disadvantage concerning youth status and sexual and/or gender identity, contributing to poorer wellbeing. The paper presents a research project with a youth mental health service, youth reference group and researchers to improve services to this community in Australia. An online survey was design...
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‘Critical thinking’ is a concept which has become widely discussed in debates around innovative learning and teaching in higher education. It has long been considered a valuable skill for students to develop. However, a closer examination of the use of the term reveals essentialised versions which are superficial. This paper will review theories wh...
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For migrant children, moving to a new country is marked by excitement, anxiety and practical challenges in managing this significant transition. This paper draws upon the concepts of social capital and social networks to examine migrant children’s access to services post-migration. Using data from a qualitative study with Eastern European families...
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https://groups.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/Watson-ACP-26-2-Dec-2014.pdf A substantial and increasing number of children and young people provide primary care to family members experiencing physical and mental health problems. Much past research on young carers has been dominated by a focus on negative outcomes and based on adult-centred interpre...
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Participatory methodologies are increasingly employed in research with young people. These practices stem from a desire to reduce problematic distributions of power in research and to construct knowledge with young people rather than for them. This paper examines research conducted with a small group of young people experiencing exclusion from scho...
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It can be argued that young people are one of the least empowered and listened to groups in our community. Their voices are rarely heard in a meaningful way that is not tokenistic, and they have very little control or opportunities to make decisions, even over matters that directly affect them. In the institution of education where they spend large...
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Abstract of Thesis Entitled: Scottish Secondary Education from a Critical Community Psychological Perspective: Power, Control and Exclusion This research examines problematic and taken for granted issues in Scottish Secondary Education, from a critical community psychological perspective. Young people are positioned as central to the research, in p...

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Social networking site (SNS) usage has become ubiquitous in the daily lives of teenage girls. The pervasiveness of SNS activity comes at a period where peer conformity and identity development are at their peak. The aim of the research is to help teenage girls, parents and educators make good decisions online and in education policy, understanding the implications of online behaviour.