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Rambaldini-Gooding, Delia Dr.

Lecturer

  • Academic Program Director for the Bachelor of Social Science - Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities 2020 -

Overview


I am a Social Policy academic in the School of Health and Society. My research is designed to address marginalisation, disadvantage and exclusion.  Specifically, my research focuses on improving policy and social and health services for marginalised groups, especially CALD groups, refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants, disadvantaged young people and older people. I have a history of productive relationships with 3rd sector organisations both in Australian and internationally. My expertise is in inclusive, qualitative research methods, including participatory action research (PAR) which aim to bring vulnerable groups in as researchers to affect real change. I am interested in how we can reimagine policy and service provision that is inclusive of service users and service providers. For example; I am currently working with a local community-based organisation, Southern Youth and Family Services with Associate Professor Lynne Keevers using PAR methodology to investigate practices that are effective in assisting young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The research will inform policy and practice in working with young people experiencing disadvantage.

Research Overview


  • Current research includes:

    What is the evidence of the impact of the initiatives to reduce risk and incidence of intimate partner violence and sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict states and other humanitarian crises in low and middle income countries? A systematic review in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and Professor Jo Spangaro (CI), Chye Toole-Antsey, Associate Professor Lynne Keevers, Associate Professor Catherine Mac Phail, and Dr Karen File (all Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities UOW).

    Effective practices in working with young people who experience homelessness working in collaboration with Southern Youth and Family Services and AP Lynne Keevers (Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities UOW).

    Understanding Moral Distress in Providers Working in Refugee and Migrant Maternal Health Services in collaboration with Dr Katarzyna Olcon and Dr Chris Degeling (all Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities UOW)

    Global Challenges Project Adjust to Disaster with Adaptive and Protective Transport (ADAPT) – Mobility Response to Crisis in collaboration with Dr Bo Du (CI Engineering and Information Sciences), Professor Lyn Phillipson (Senior Advisor), Professor Thomas Astell-Burt (Senior Advisor), Senior Professor Pascal Perez (Senior Advisor) and partners in the Faculty of the Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences and external partners (Liverpool City Council, Wollongong City Council and Transport NSW).

    Global Challenges project ‘To what extent does the Gong Shuttle Bus contribute to the quality of life of Wollongong’s Over 55s?’ working in collaboration with Dr Luke Molloy (CI/Faculty of Medicine, Science and Health) and partners in the Faculty of Business and Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences UOW.

     

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Social Policy related to refugees, asylum seekers, CALD communities, disadvantaged young people, workers health and safety and older people.

    Service Provision related to refugees, asylum seekers, CALD communities, disadvantaged young people, workers health and safety and older people.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Safety Management and the Safety maturity of Delivery and Rideshare Gig Economy Business Organisations Reade, Campbell
    Doctor of Philosophy Looking Back, Looking Forward: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of COVID-19 on Early-onset Offending in New South Wales Langfield, Cameron
    Doctor of Philosophy Safety Awareness in the Construction Industry Sawyer, John
    Doctor of Philosophy 'Learning from stories of family members of Vietnamese skilled migrants in Australia: healthcare experiences and expectations Nguyen, Nhi

Keywords


  • social policy, service provision, CALD communities, refugees, asylum seekers, survivors of human trafficking, disadvantaged young people, older people, vulnerable workers.

Full Name


  • Delia Rambaldini-Gooding

Mailing Address


  • Northfeilds Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia

Research Overview


  • Current research includes:

    What is the evidence of the impact of the initiatives to reduce risk and incidence of intimate partner violence and sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict states and other humanitarian crises in low and middle income countries? A systematic review in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and Professor Jo Spangaro (CI), Chye Toole-Antsey, Associate Professor Lynne Keevers, Associate Professor Catherine Mac Phail, and Dr Karen File (all Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities UOW).

    Effective practices in working with young people who experience homelessness working in collaboration with Southern Youth and Family Services and AP Lynne Keevers (Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities UOW).

    Understanding Moral Distress in Providers Working in Refugee and Migrant Maternal Health Services in collaboration with Dr Katarzyna Olcon and Dr Chris Degeling (all Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities UOW)

    Global Challenges Project Adjust to Disaster with Adaptive and Protective Transport (ADAPT) – Mobility Response to Crisis in collaboration with Dr Bo Du (CI Engineering and Information Sciences), Professor Lyn Phillipson (Senior Advisor), Professor Thomas Astell-Burt (Senior Advisor), Senior Professor Pascal Perez (Senior Advisor) and partners in the Faculty of the Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences and external partners (Liverpool City Council, Wollongong City Council and Transport NSW).

    Global Challenges project ‘To what extent does the Gong Shuttle Bus contribute to the quality of life of Wollongong’s Over 55s?’ working in collaboration with Dr Luke Molloy (CI/Faculty of Medicine, Science and Health) and partners in the Faculty of Business and Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences UOW.

     

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Social Policy related to refugees, asylum seekers, CALD communities, disadvantaged young people, workers health and safety and older people.

    Service Provision related to refugees, asylum seekers, CALD communities, disadvantaged young people, workers health and safety and older people.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Safety Management and the Safety maturity of Delivery and Rideshare Gig Economy Business Organisations Reade, Campbell
    Doctor of Philosophy Looking Back, Looking Forward: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of COVID-19 on Early-onset Offending in New South Wales Langfield, Cameron
    Doctor of Philosophy Safety Awareness in the Construction Industry Sawyer, John
    Doctor of Philosophy 'Learning from stories of family members of Vietnamese skilled migrants in Australia: healthcare experiences and expectations Nguyen, Nhi

Keywords


  • social policy, service provision, CALD communities, refugees, asylum seekers, survivors of human trafficking, disadvantaged young people, older people, vulnerable workers.

Full Name


  • Delia Rambaldini-Gooding

Mailing Address


  • Northfeilds Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia