Dr Dorothy Bottrell
BADipEd(La Trobe), MEd(Sydney), EdD(Sydney)
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Phone: + 61 2
Fax: +61 2 9351 5027
Educational history, sociology and philosophy
- Sociology of education
Social structures, inequalities and social justice
- Social change
Social work and social policy
- Counselling, welfare and community services
resilience, schools and communities, youth work, social justice, juvenile justice, social policy
Dorothy teaches in the Master of Teaching and B.Ed (Secondary) programs with a focus on social justice practices in schools, pedagogies for resilience and school-community relationships. In both teaching and research her work centres on young people's perspectives, understanding their experience in social and institutional contexts and how practices may contribute to addressing disadvantage.
Dorothy's background is in secondary teaching, juvenile justice, youth and community work. She is particularly interested in advocacy based research on the experiences of marginalised young people and how these connect with social processes and policy. Resilience, resistance and identity work are central themes of her research.
Dorothy is Convenor of the University of Sydney Network for Childhood and Youth Research. In semester 1, 2012, she is Visiting Scholar working with Distinguished Professor Michelle Fine at the City University of New York; and with Professor Michael Ungar at the Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Professional and community roles
Member, Youth Justice Coalition and YJC Education working group
Member, Glebe Community Development Project steering committe
Editorial Board, International Journal on School Disaffection
- Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion: Transformation and Innovation through education, social work and community development research (2010-11) with Dr Sue Goodwin.
- Pre-service Teachers’ and Community Agency Staff’s Experience of Collaborative Community Development Projects (2010-11)
- Personal Resilience, System Resilience and Educational Opportunity (2011-12), funded by US Spencer Foundation; with Profs. Andrew Martin, Derrick Armstrong (Sydney) and Michael Ungar (Dalhousie University)
- France, A., Bottrell, D., & Armstrong, A. (2012). A political ecology of youth and crime. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Bottrell, D. and Goodwin, S. (Eds.). (2011). Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion. Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Bottrell, D., & Meagher, G. (2008). Communities and change. Selected papers. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
- Bottrell, D. & Armstrong, D. (2012). Local resources and distal decisions: the political ecology of resilience. In M. Ungar (Ed.), The social ecology of resilience: A handbook of theory and practice (pp. 247–264), New York: Springer.
- Bottrell, D. (2011). Learning through community development projects. In D. Bottrell & S. Goodwin (Ed.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion (pp. 125–139), Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Velkou, S. & Bottrell, D. (2011). Schools as community centres in New South Wales. In D. Bottrell & S. Goodwin (Ed.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion (pp. 228–240), Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Bottrell, D. & Goodwin, S. (2011). Contextualising schools and communities. In D. Bottrell & S. Goodwin (Ed.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion (pp. 1–20), Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Bottrell, D. (2011). Shifting perspectives, representations and dilemmas in work with young people . In A. Campbell & P. Broadhead (Ed.), Working with children and young people: Ethical debates and practices across disciplines and continents (pp. 159–178), Oxford: Peter Lang.
- Bottrell, D. & Goodwin, S. . (2011). School-community engagement: Beyond neoliberalism? . In D. Bottrell & S. Goodwin (Ed.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion (pp. 282–294), Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Bottrell, D. & Goodwin, S. (2011). Schools, communities and the achievement turn: The neo-liberalisation of equity. In D. Bottrell & S. Goodwin (Ed.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion (pp. 22–37), Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Bottrell, D. (2008). TGG: Girls, Street Culture and Identity. In Harris, A. (Ed.), Next Wave Cultures: Feminism, Subcultures, Activism (pp. 37–62), New York and London: Routledge.
- France, A., Bottrell, D., & Haddon, E. (2012). Managing everyday life: The conceptualisation and value of cultural capital in navigating everyday life for working class youth . Journal of Youth Studies, iFirst a, 1–15. DOI:10.1080/13676261.2012.733814
- Bottrell, D., Armstrong, D., & France, A. (2010). Young people's relations to crime: Pathways across ecologies. Youth Justice, 10(1), 56–72.
- Bottrell, D. (2009). Understanding 'marginal' perspectives: Towards a social theory of resilience [* Most downloaded article in 2010 in this journal (of all articles published in 2009 and 2010)]. Qualitative Social Work Research & Practice, 8(3), 321–339. DOI:10.1177/1473325009337840
- Bottrell, D. (2009). Dealing With Disadvantage: Resilience and the Social Capital Of Young People’s Networks. Youth & Society, 40(4), 476–501.
- Bottrell, D, Armstrong, D. (2007). Changes and exchanges in marginal youth transitions. Journal of Youth Studies, 10(3), 353–371.
- Bottrell, D. (2007). Resistance, Resilience and Social Identities: Reframing 'Problem Youth' and the Problem of Schooling. Journal of Youth Studies, 10(5), 597–616.
- Bottrell, D., Freebody, K., & Goodwin, S. (2011). School-community engagement: Shifting boundaries of policy and practice. In Wright, J. Conference Proceedings, Australian Association for Research in Education Annual International Conference, Researching Across Boundaries (pp. 1–13). Hobart, 27 November-1 December.
- Bottrell, D. & Goodwin, S. (2010). Communities and schools: a community development relationship. In State Conference of NSW Department of Education and Training Multicultural Consultants and Community Liaison Officers. Sydney, 20 August.
- Bottrell, D. (2010). Social justice and the epistemic ecology of young people's resilience: Four questions about listening. In Pathways to Resilience II: The Social Ecology of Resilience. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 7-10 June.
- Bottrell, D. (2010). Growing up public: “problem youth”, residualisation and resilience. In The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, “Social Causes, Private Lives”. Macquarie University, 6-9 December.
- Bottrell, D. (2009). Young people’s understandings of resilience. Invited Keynote. In 'Heads Up’ Hope and Resilience Conference. Headspace Mid-North Coast, Coffs Harbour, 21 March.
- Bottrell, D. (2007). Dealing with disadvantage: Community, place and resilience in girls’ identity work. In Australian Social Policy Conference. UNSW, 11-13 July.
- Bottrell, D. & Russell, K. (2009). International 'best practice' for out of school services and activities for 9-12 year old children. Literature review report for UnitingCare Burnside, .