Dr Zita Weber

BSocStud(Hons)(Sydney), PhD(Sydney)

Honorary Lecturer, Social Work and Policy Studies


Phone: +61 2 9351 6888

Fax: +61 2 9351 3783

Building.Room: A35.727

Professional biography

Zita Weber was a social work practitioner for twelve years in various health and welfare settings before entering academia. From 1986 to 1989 Zita was consultant to and social work practitioner in the then Community Medicine General Practice Unit of The University of Sydney. Zita co-ordinated and taught in the Counselling unit of study of the Reproductive Health Sciences course within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney from 1996 to 2000. In 2003, Zita was granted a Domus Hungarica Scientiarum et Artium scholarship by the Hungarian government to conduct research into community-based mental health services in Budapest.  Since 2009, Zita has been sharing her research interests and knowledge through her ebook publications and blogging.  Here is a link to my website:  http://zitaweber.com

Selected publications


  • Fawcett, B, Nicholson, S, Weber, Z. (2012). International Perspectives on Mental Health: Critical Issues Across the Lifespan. Basingstoke/Melbourne: Palgrave.
  • Weber, Z. (2010). Unfaithfully Yours. Sydney: New Holland.

Book chapters

  • Weber, Z. (2008). Out of the asylum: from restraints to freedom?. In Barbara Fawcett and Fran Waugh (Eds.), Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges (pp. 132–146), New York London: Routledge.

Journal articles

  • Weber, Z, Rowling, L, Scanlon, L. (2007). "It's like...a confronting issue": Life changing narratives of young people. Qualitative Health Research, 17(7), 945–953.
  • Scanlon, L, Rowling, L, Weber, Z. (2007). 'You don't have like an identity... you are just lost in a crowd': Forming a Student Identity in the First-year Transition to University. Journal of Youth Studies, 10(2), 223–241.
  • Weber, Z, Bugarszki, Z. (2007). Some reflections on social workers' perspectives on mental health in two cities- Sydney, Australia and Budapest, Hungary. International Social work, 50(2), 145–155.
  • Weber, Z, McCarthy, M. (2005). When bodies need voices: Sharing stories of survival. Affilia-Journal of Women and Social Work , 20(3), 368–372.
  • Weber, Z. (2005). Working towards culturally sensitive ethical practice in a multicultural society. Journal of Practice Teaching in Health & Social Work, 5(3), 40–54.
  • Rowling, L, Weber, Z, Scanlon, L. (2005). Transitions and Loss: Illuminating Parameters of Young Adults' Mental Health. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 15(2), 168–181.