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Erika Kerruish Lecturer 07 5589 3172
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Dr Erika Kerruish
BAHon (ANU)
PhD (UNSW)

Erika teaches cultural studies and philosophy in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Her research interests include aesthetics, social robotics, phenomenology and affect theory. She is an editor of the journal Transformations.

erika.kerruish@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(ANU), PhD(UNSW) Erika BA(Hons)(ANU), PhD(UNSW) Gold Coast
Lynne McPherson Associate Professor 61 7 55893168
School of Arts and Social Sciences Associate Professor Dr Lynne McPherson is a senior lecturer, social work and social welfare in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University Australia. Her publication and teaching interests are in the areas of child protection supervision, child, youth and family issues, post graduate learning and harm experienced by children in sport. She is currently involved in a major research project examining the implementation of the Integrative Model of Supervision. Prior to becoming an academic, Lynne spent more than 25 years as a senior social work manager and practice leader in child protection and the wider child, youth and family sector. She has undertaken roles as a practitioner, manager, training consultant and senior policy advisor. For more than a decade she was senior manager of the State-wide Professional Development and Workforce Strategy Unit for the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia. In 1997, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to examine international best practice in child protection. In summary Lynne has considerable professional experience and expertise, significant leadership capability and strong national and international networks in the child protection industry. lynne.mcpherson@scu.edu.au BSocWk, MSocWk, PhD Lynne BSocWk, MSocWk, PhD Gold Coast
Lisa Milner Senior Lecturer 6659 3916
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Lisa Milner works at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University, where she is a Senior Lecturer, Researcher, and the Course Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications. Dr Milner completed her PhD at the University of Wollongong, and has been teaching at SCU since 2004, at the Coffs Harbour campus. Originally a filmmaker, she teaches into the Media, BA and Writing Programs. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and wide ranging. Current research projects include radical theatre, labour history biography, community organisations and management, union movements and film, and community media and its discontents. lisa.milner@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(UTS), PhD(UOW) Lisa BA(Hons)(UTS), PhD(UOW) Coffs Harbour
Annie Mitchell Associate Professor 02 66203910
School of Arts and Social Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Annie Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer in Southern Cross University?s Contemporary Music Program and Course Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Contemporary Music Honours Program. Annie has a PhD in Music (Third Stream Composition), Masters Degree in Education (Adult Education in Music), Bachelor of Arts (Music) and Diploma of Education (Music/History). Her Doctorate included the composition of two jazz concerti plus thesis. She teaches contemporary music theory, musicianship, musicology, composition and arranging, music education, piano and ensemble. Her research interests include contemporary music theory, jazz and third stream composition, music pedagogy, community music, adult education, edutourism, and entertainment and musical careers on cruise ships. In 2012 Annie received an Australian University Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. Annie is double bassist in the Lismore Symphony Orchestra, North Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and Clarence Valley Orchestra and was pianist with the Northern Rivers Big Band. She performs 12-15 concerts each year and composes and arranges compositions for orchestras, big bands, ensembles and choirs. Annie has experience in the supervision and examination of Honours students and post-graduate students at Masters and Doctoral levels. annie.mitchell@scu.edu.au DipEd(Qld), BA(Qld), MEd(NE), PhD(SCU) Annie DipEd(Qld), BA(Qld), MEd(NE), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Angela Nunn Associate Lecturer 02 6659 3173
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr

General Research Interests: governmentality, power relations, community development, public housing.

Specific Projects: Governing the estates: the deployment of 'community' on public housing estates, Residents Resistance Project

angela.nunn@scu.edu.au BEc(Syd), BSSc(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UQ) Angela BEc(Syd), BSSc(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UQ) Coffs Harbour
Elaine Nuske Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3167
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr 2012 seconded as Researcher to Centre for Gambling Education and Research SCU General Research Interests

Foster care; research with children; counselling; problem gambling, qualitative methods

elaine.nuske@scu.edu.au BSc(Hons)(Salf), MA(Brun), PhD(SCU) Elaine BSc(Hons)(Salf), MA(Brun), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Liz Reimer Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3171
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr My research is positioned in the social sciences field of social welfare practice, policy and education. This includes building knowledge about how family-based practice enhances the wellbeing of children, young people and their families, and using this knowledge to influence social policy decisions and social welfare education curricula. My focus areas include family support, youth work, prevention and early intervention dimensions of the child wellbeing continuum, child neglect, and workforce issues such as professionalisation, the personal-professional nexus, and developing practice competence and wisdom in novice workers. liz.reimer@scu.edu.au DipTeach(UNSW), BA(Welfare Studies)(UWS), BCWelf(Hons)(UWS), PhD(UNISA) Liz DipTeach(UNSW), BA(Welfare Studies)(UWS), BCWelf(Hons)(UWS), PhD(UNISA) Gold Coast
Jean S Renouf Lecturer +61(0)2 6620 3895
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr

Jean is an academic, a firefighter and a dad. He also spent years working in war zones and natural disasters. All of this informs his interest for climate change, community regeneration and resilience, and non-traditional security.

At Southern Cross University, Jean teaches in the area of social sciences, and researches how climate change affects community security, national security and international security. Jean has completed his PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); his Masters degree at the Paris Institute for Political Studies (aka Sciences Po Paris) and his Bachelor of Law at the University of Paris-West. Jean has taught at several universities in Europe and Australia and led and completed large-scale research projects in Afghanistan, Haiti, Central African Republic and the Congo.

Prior to this, Jean worked as an international aid worker, leading and managing aid projects in the most challenging environments, including in Afghanistan, Congo, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, North Korea, Yemen, and more.

Keywords: climate change, community resilience, regeneration, emergency management, international security, international relations, peace.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jsrenouf/

Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Drjsrenouf

Personal short video introduction to International Relations: https://www.scu.edu.au/school-of-arts-and-social-sciences/higher-degrees-research-and-honours/graduate-stories/video-transcript-dr-jean-renouf/

jean.renouf@scu.edu.au PhD(LSE) Jean S PhD(LSE) Lismore
David Sanders Associate Lecturer(Teaching Scholar) 0266203869
School of Arts and Social Sciences Mr david.sanders@scu.edu.au AssocDip(JazzStudies)(UniSyd), BContempMus(SCU) David AssocDip(JazzStudies)(UniSyd), BContempMus(SCU) Lismore
Gregory P Smith Lecturer 02 6659 3151
School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr gregory.smith@scu.edu.au BSocSci(Hons)(SCU), BSocSci(SCU), PhD(SCU) Gregory P BSocSci(Hons)(SCU), BSocSci(SCU), PhD(SCU) Coffs Harbour