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About Dr Catharine A Simmons

Dr Catharine Simmons BScSci(UON), BScSci(Hons)(UON), PhD(UON)
Dr Catharine Simmons is a Research Associate at the Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP) at Southern Cross University and partly in the CRN program. Catharine has a social science background, with a childhood studies focus. Her capabilities and interests include; the cultures of childhood, imaginative play, popular culture, learning through practice, sociology, qualitative research and ethnography. Prior to working in the CCYP, Catharine has managed research projects in the university sector within multi-disciplinary fields (social sciences, the built environment and nursing), that have focussed on learning, and generating pedagogical change in higher education. Catharine has also taught in Sociology of Children and Families and Introduction to Sociology, which covered sociological theories, children's mental health, policy and welfare, children's rights, and social inequalities. Catharine's has a strong interest and drive to improve children and young people's welfare and experiences through empowerment and education.


Present Academic, Southern Cross University School of Education
Present Researcher, Southern Cross University Centre for Children and Young People


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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480
Phone: (+61) 2 6620 3605
Fax: (+61) 2 6620 3243


Journal articles (6)

Books (1)

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Reports (12)

Book chapters (4)