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Kor, Kenny Dr.

Lecturer, Social Work

Overview


Kenny brings two decades of social work practice experience into his teaching and research. 

Prior to joining UOW in 2019, Kenny was a specialist counsellor providing intensive and long-term therapeutic services to young people in out-of-home care who have done harmful sexual behaviour. Kenny also played a key role in implementing the Safer Pathway initiative for domestic violence victims and their children, and other child protection projects in NSW Health.

Kenny conducts collaborative research with young people, carers and practitioners on topics relating to:

  • Therapeutic residential care for children and young people;
  • Prevention of and response to child maltreatment;
  • Child protection and out-of-home care practice development.

Recipient of the Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Theses at UNSW, Kenny's PhD examined the emerging field of therapeutic care for young people in residential care, drawing on the lived experience of young people and practitioners.

Current Research Projects:
  1. Service Accessibility and Engagement for Sexual Safety for children and young people with problematic and harmful sexual behaviour - AccESS Study.
  2. Out-of-home care practice development.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2020 Interpretative phenomenological analysis of young people's lived experiences of therapeutic residential care
    Published in   Child and Family Social Work

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Child and Family Social Work
    2011

    Published In
    Psychology and Health: an international journal

Potential Supervision Topics


    1. Therapeutic care in out-of-home care (OOHC) for children and young people.
    2. Harmful sexual behaviour of young people.
    3. Child protection. 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Cultural influences on mental health perceptions and treatment of mood disorders among migrant communities in Australia. Jones-Homan, Jess

Education And Training


Top Publications


    Year Title
    2020 Interpretative phenomenological analysis of young people's lived experiences of therapeutic residential care
    Published in   Child and Family Social Work

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Child and Family Social Work
    2011

    Published In
    Psychology and Health: an international journal

Potential Supervision Topics


    1. Therapeutic care in out-of-home care (OOHC) for children and young people.
    2. Harmful sexual behaviour of young people.
    3. Child protection. 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Cultural influences on mental health perceptions and treatment of mood disorders among migrant communities in Australia. Jones-Homan, Jess

Education And Training


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