Doctor of Philosophy (Social Work), ACU National
Bachelor of Social Work (Hons First Class), UNSW
Maree Higgins is Senior Lecturer in Social Work, School of Social Sciences. She is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Human Rights and is affiliated with the Forced Migration Research Network, the Kaldor Centre and the Gendered Violence Research Network. She is a respected interdisciplinary researcher focussing on participatory methods and human rights informed research with refugee-background co-researchers, people of African descent, older people, people with disability, and people in forensic justice. Her scholarship centres on how co-research can safely and ethically illuminate lived experience, promote inclusion, and create meaningful social change. Drawing on her extensive social work practice experience, Maree’s aim is to tackle issues like racism, ablism, marginalisation and exclusion through her research.
Baldry, E., Evans, P., Newton, BJ, Higgins, M., Trotter, C., & Sheehan, R., Missing girls: from childhood runaway to criminalised woman (2019) Total Grant Awarded: $5,000
Lenette, C., Banks, S., Milne, EJ, Nunn, C., Higgins, M., Atem, A., & Nguyen, D., (2019) Ethics and community-based participatory research in refugee studies: Co-designing a framework with refugee-background co-researchers (2019) Total Grant Awarded: $5,000
Sole: WIL Futures. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW (2019) Total Grant Awarded: $10,000
Ravulo, Fox, Higgins, Blakemore: NUW Alliance Community Hub (NUWACH). Newcastle, UNSW and Wollongong University Scheme (2018) Total Grant Awarded: $1,500