Dr Miriam Stevenson

MA(Sheff), PhD(Sydney)

Adjunct Lecturer

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Phone: +61 2  9351

Fax: +61 2  9351

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Professional biography

Dr Miriam Stevenson has worked both as a practitioner and researcher in the social work field for over 25 years. As a qualified social worker in the UK she practiced in a broad number of fields including all aspects of statutory Children and Families work and Disability Services (Transition). She completed her MA in Socio-Legal Studies in 1998 (Sheffield, UK). Miriam has a strong interest in social justice and the inclusion and empowerment of marginalised citizens via participatory research production. During the last seven years in Australia, she has completed her PhD research using a Participatory Action Research framework to explore aspects of social citizenship alongside young adults who have Down syndrome. She is a lecturer in Social Work at the Australian Catholic University. Miriam’s specific interests are in restorative justice, intellectual disability, the well-being of young people in out of home care and the development of person-centred forms of support in partnership with families and community groups.