PhD Social Work and Human Services (QUT) 2011
MIntSocDev (UNSW) 2004
Caroline Lenette is Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences. She is affiliated with the Australian Human Rights Institute and the Forced Migration Research Network. She is a leading interdisciplinary researcher focussing on participatory methods and social justice informed research especially with refugee-background co-researchers. Her scholarship centres on how co-research through creative means and gender-sensitive research can influence decision-makers and policymaking towards meaningful change. Caroline also explores how ethics in research practice is conceptualised in participatory research. Her aim is to tackle social justice issues like gender inequality, marginalisation and exclusion through her research. Caroline is the author of Arts-based methods in refugee research: Creating sanctuary (2019, Springer). Her book on Participatory Action Research will be published with Oxford University Press in 2021.
Shortlisted - FASS Dean’s Research Award for Achievement as ECR (2016)
Griffith Health Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Teaching (2011)
Bachelor of Human Services Medallist, Griffith University (2003)
Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery 2020: Women marginalised by mental health, disability or refugee status ($207,000).
Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage 2014: Developing Best Practice for Settlement Services for Refugee Women-at-Risk ($225,000).
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) grant: Women and girls and the Global Compact on Refugees ($788,500).
Australian National Commission for UNESCO grant 2018: Changing lives one degree at a time: Refugee students' digital narratives of higher education experiences ($12,000).
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Scheme (CAD74,000): Finding Home: Housing, Migration & Research-Creation (see https://www.projectfindinghome.com/dfg).
South West Sydney Health Small Grant Scheme (STARTTS $20,000): Disability in South Western Sydney: Experiences of the Iraqi and Syrian refugee communities.