Dr Miriam Stevenson

MA(Sheff), PhD(Sydney)

Adjunct Lecturer


Phone: +61 2  9351

Fax: +61 2  9351

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Professional biography

Dr Miriam Stevenson has worked as a practitioner, researcher and lecturer in the social work field for over 30 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. Whilst 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. Miriam’s specific interests are in human rights, 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.