Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Creating better research spaces for narratives around male family relationships and identity: guidance from rural Australian men

Shane  Merritt

Shane Merritt

qualifications: MA

contribution: designed the project, literature review, collected data, wrote the first draft, contributed to drafts

position: Lecturer


Shane is a Kamilaroi man (First Nations Australian) who is a registered psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a university lecturer in counselling. Shane has taught to various allied health professionals, working as an Academic for over 15 years. Shane is in the final stages of completing his PhD in Psychology, on spirituality, coping and resilience in Indigenous Australians. Shane's research interests also include Indigenous Grief and loss, Indigenous child and adolescent issues, Indigenous resilience, and Exploring Rural Men's Identities, Wellbeing and Inter-generational Relationships.

Linda   Turner

Linda Turner

qualifications: PhD

position: Assistant professor


Social work practitioner in rural palliative community care and social work educator teaching research and counselling skills. Research interests include creativity, cultural and linguistic respect and social work's history.

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