National Homelessness Conference 2018

Dr Catherine Robinson

Social Research and Analysis, Social Action and Research Centre

Catherine Robinson Catherine Robinson is a social researcher currently working in the NGO sector at the Social Action and Research Centre (SARC), Anglicare Tasmania.  Catherine returned to Tasmania and joined SARC after 13 years as an academic at University of Technology, Sydney.  She is a sociologist and has a broad interest in social suffering, compassion fatigue, and ethics in research with vulnerable populations.

Her current research and advocacy is focused on unaccompanied child homelessness and the broader care, health and education needs of highly vulnerable teens in Tasmania.  Her key publications on homelessness include Beside One’s Self: Homelessness Felt and Lived (Syracuse University Press) and (with Chris Chamberlain and Guy Johnson) Homelessness in Australia (NewSouth Publishing).  Catherine is also known for her work with Blackfella Films as Series Advisor and Co-Host of the SBS documentary Filthy Rich and Homeless.

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