Sarah Redshaw

Sarah Redshaw
Charles Sturt University · Faculty of Arts and Education

PhD, MA (Hons), BA(Hons)

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Introduction
As ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Sarah developed and conducted a number of research studies on the social and cultural aspects of young people’s engagement with cars. She then worked on a number of health projects including Bereavement Support in Community Nursing, Heartbeads and measuring outcomes in community care and community resilience. She was employed on a number of research projects in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney 2016-2018 and is now a Research Fellow assisting other researchers in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University.
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - present
Charles Sturt University
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2017 - July 2018
University of Technology Sydney
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Qualitative data analysis and systematic review
July 2013 - March 2016
Charles Sturt University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Community resilience in disaster, vulnerability and social capital
Education
February 1999 - February 2003
Western Sydney University
Field of study
  • Philosophy

Publications

Publications (53)
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Seyla Benhabib argues that contemporary theories of justice are dependent on a generalized perspective that does not adequately encompass the concrete interests and needs of individuals. The phrase “generalized other” has been considered in the sense that George Mead used it, to refer to the views and beliefs of groups or communities that individua...
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In a scenario where a person has limited ability to be independent and lacks the means to travel, other than with the help of others, the desire to go somewhere nevertheless remains. The question, “Where would you like to go?”, centred our thinking when designing a proof of concept, virtual reality (VR) artwork. People with dementia often express t...
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Background: The paper presents a systematic review and metasynthesis of findings from qualitative evaluations of community reentry programs. The programs sought to engage recently released adult prison inmates with either problematic drug use or a mental health disorder. Methods: Seven biomedical and social science databases, Cinahl, Pubmed, Sco...
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This article presents two representations of masculinity based on media images found in television and online promotion related to motor vehicles. The dominant image in much advertising is the bursting, thrusting power of what I refer to as "combustion" masculinity, identified as active engagement and connected with significant road trauma. The les...
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An investigation of household preparedness and community connections was undertaken in the NSW Blue Mountains. The research employed a qualitative approach. Upon receiving ethical approval, interviews and focus groups with a total of 31 vulnerable residents were recorded and transcribed. Data analysis included the manual coding of individual transc...
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Objective: To assess the impact of network communications, community participation and elements of vulnerability on the perception of social cohesiveness in the Blue Mountains local government area (Blue Mountains LGA). Design: A questionnaire was administered to residents of the Blue Mountains LGA. Econometric analysis of the resulting data was...
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The car houses technologies of comfort, connectivity and convenience in the form of Bluetooth, audio via usb, climate control, auto windows and locking, electric seat adjustment, and seat warming. It can also be brought into the house, into its own special room that has a door directly into the living areas of the home. The car is able to accommoda...
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Neighbourly relations have been theorised as ‘friendly distance’ in contrast to connections which are theorised as strong or intensive ties. The article explores the neighbourly relationships between residents of a peri-urban regional area outside Sydney in Australia. Strong interview themes emerged regarding the ways in which residents who were we...
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There is an expectation that communities exposed to potential disaster events will make preparations for themselves (COAG 2011). However, communities are frequently underprepared for the onset and results of disaster and a default response is to rely on emergency services organisations. This reliance is exacerbated by the presence within communitie...
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After fires swept through the lower Blue Mountains of NSW in October 2013 and destroyed over 200 homes, a research project was initiated and titled ‘Community Connections: Vulnerability and Resil- ience within the Blue Mountains’. Reported in this article are the results of eight in-depth interviews conducted with local community leaders. They were...
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Preparedness programs evaluated under the BSAFE project have directly reached almost 700 households within the Blue Mountains, NSW. Although there were three different programs, all were aimed at enabling people to think about and commit to household preparedness measures. The three programs were: Meet Your Street, More Than a Fire Plan and Heads U...
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Objective: To explore parents' experiences of "observed trauma," defined as traumatic events, unrelated to their own child, that parents/carers witness while in a PICU. Design: Exploratory qualitative study. Setting: Nineteen-bed mixed surgical/medical PICU in a tertiary university-affiliated children's hospital. Participants: Parents of 11...
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Through the lens of 'communities of practice' (Wenger, 2000) we examined decision–making boundaries and tensions in multiagency settings. Sixteen semi–structured interviews were conducted with operational decision makers from services across Australia. Data analysis was contextual and narrative, focusing on meanings signifying cultures and practice...
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The Community Connections research sought to identify the needs of vulnerable community members and inform strategies to address their social inclusion and safety necessities. In emergency situations most people are assisted by family, neighbours and friends. For others assistance may be much harder to find. Within the NSW Blue Mountains, the Octob...
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The relationship of parents and infants is ruptured at birth in the context of urgent issues such as congenital heart defects. The infants referred to in 10 semi-structured interviews had undergone cardiac surgery in a children’s hospital in Australia and were participating in a new programme known as Heart Beads instigated by the cardiac ward nurs...
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The paper reports a hitherto-unreported innovative analysis of 97 television commercials for cars appearing in Australia in 2002–2003 to demonstrate a method that could be used to monitor the degree to which car advertising responds to the social environment. Car advertising has previously been analysed according to the qualities of the car and not...
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The relationship of parents and infants is ruptured at birth in the context of urgent issues such as congenital heart defects. The infants referred to in 10 semi-structured interviews had undergone cardiac surgery in a children's hospital in Australia and were participating in a new programme known as Heart Beads instigated by the cardiac ward nurs...
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The report is the product of collaboration between Macquarie University and five organisations concerned with aged care. Three service organisations, Community Care Northern Beaches, the Benevolent Society, and KinCare and two advocacy organisations Aged and Community Care New South Wales and Community Options New South Wales have worked with A/Pro...
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This study explored the perceptions of bereavement support offered to clients and their carers and family by community nurses (CNs) in three community health centres located in a single area health service. In the context of an ageing population, it is pertinent to review CNs' perceptions in providing bereavement services. Early assessment and inte...
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The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the phases of the action research process involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating the Heart Beads program. The aim of the project is to enrich the hospital experience of children with cardiac conditions. Heart Beads involves children receiving unique beads specific to each cardiac trea...
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In interviews with parents for the evaluation of a cardiac ward programme in a children's hospital, a number of parents mentioned the role of the Heart Beads Program in including siblings in the hospitalisation of the child with congenital heart condition (CHD). Inclusion of siblings in the events surrounding the child with the cardiac condition wa...
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This paper presents three research case studies of children who have had surgery for a cardiac condition and discusses the experiences of the children and their families through their responses to the Heart Beads programme, as well as the insights gained by staff. The Children's Hospital at Westmead has a significant population of children with car...
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To present and discuss the significance of a bead program in assisting families to put together the story of a child's journey through cardiac intervention. The main focus of the article is the importance to families of developing a narrative in making sense of the experience of discovering their child has a cardiac condition and how this is enhanc...
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A review of Mike Featherstone, Nigel Thrift, and John Urry (eds), Automobilities (Sage, London, 2005).
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The paper discusses data from focus groups carried out as part of the Transforming Drivers project in partnership with NRMA Motoring and Services, focusing on the significance of gender in shaping young people's relationships to cars. Little analysis from a socio-cultural framework has been applied to the specific practices and experiences afforded...
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From July 2008 through June 2009, 760 infants and children with cardiac conditions were admitted to a pediatric hospital in Australia with approximately 360 cardiac surgical procedures performed.This was the first experience in hospital for many of these children, with diagnoses signaling the beginning of a long and arduous journey. These children...
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In this article, we analyse intersections between gambling and driving as everyday cultural practices of mobility. Building on Nikolas Rose's argument that subjects in post-industrial democratic societies are governed through appeals to 'freedom' rather than through overt forms of coercion or organised campaigns of state propaganda, we explore the...
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The ten Community Nurses and ten management level nurses (two Nurse Unit Managers, two Clinical Coordinators, four Clinical Nurse Specialists and two Clinical Nurse Consultants) interviewed considered the bereavement care a vital part of their service and care. They felt that it gave continuity of care not only to the client but also to the primary...
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The seminar was aimed at professionals involved in road safety in the community at the local government and state government levels. The NSW (Sydney) Chapter of the Australasian College of Road Safety has conducted a regular series of seminars since 2003, with a continuing annual funding grant from the Motor Accidents Authority. The seminar on road...
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The paper will take a global perspective on high-risk road users to begin with, considering not only motor vehicle drivers but also non-motorised users and then working back to consider young men who are probably seen as the highest risk group in Australia. But are they really? The paper will look at gender as a risk factor and age related issues d...
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Road safety research has traditionally involved a focus on individuals in which social norms are considered but rarely discussed in detail. Outlining the existing body of research on young drivers in particular, In the Company of Cars shows the contribution that considering road safety from a social and cultural perspective could make to the reduct...
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Drawing on a number of sources, including social and cultural accounts of mobility, such as those of Sheller and Urry and by Zygmunt Bauman, car advertising, and focus group discussions with young drivers, the violence of the car and its shaping influence in contemporary life are considered through an application of the idea of articulation from Gr...
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The paper discusses data from focus groups carried out as part of the Transforming Drivers project in partnership with NRMA Motoring and Services, focusing on the significance of gender in shaping young people's relationships to cars. Little analysis from a socio-cultural framework has been applied to the specific practices and experiences afforded...
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This article describes the Driving Cultures research, the cultural importance of the car and the psychological approaches central to research in the field of road safety and investigations of the over–representation of young people in crashes. The aim of the article is to outline driving as a cultural practice drawing on the experiences of young pe...
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The paper discusses the views of three groups of young people who participated in focus groups as part of a local council speed prevention initiative. The young people's ideas on speed and what they regard as speeding are discussed. These young people value speed as a way of 'saving time', as something they feel comfortable with and adequate to han...
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The roads are a microcosm of society. Driving is infused with practices of social and cultural inter-relating in many forms. Pervading social practices, constituting driving cultures, allow the smooth flow of mobility via the car as well as the expression of aggression as a means to facilitate mobility. Changing cultures of driving requires confron...
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The problems being experienced on the roads, of continued fatalities, serious injury and infringements, are currently being evaluated through a cognitive approach which focuses on the individual. The paper outlines the main features of this approach and argues for an alternative approach which investigates driving as a culture and which offers a me...
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There is a lot of community acceptance of speeding and the kinds of justifications that are given centre around people regarding themselves as good enough drivers to decide what speed to travel at for themselves. There is an evident lack of acceptance of speed limits. It seems that no matter how much better roads are and with speed limits up to 110...

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