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Monash University
child protection, out of home care, child abuse, development, ageing, mental health, physical health, public health
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About Me

Susan Hunt is a researcher specialising in out of home care, child protection issues, and also mental health and physical well being.

She is experienced in the analysis of policy, research and grey literature, and providing evidence-based reviews and commentary.

Susan has contributed to the successful production of grant proposals, ethics applications, service evaluations, education resources, workshops, presentations, and peer-reviewed journal publications.

She has expertise in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and a strong interest in translation of research into policy and practice.

Recent Publications

Hunt, S., Goddard, C., Cooper, J., Littlechild, B., Raynes, B., & Wild, J. (2015). ‘If I feel like this, how does the child feel?’ Child protection workers, supervision, management and organisational responses to parental violence. Journal of Social Work Practice.

Briggs, F., & Hunt, S. (2015). Foster Care from a Historical Perspective. Children Australia, 40(Special Issue 04), 316-326.

Broadley, K., Hunt, S., & Goddard, C. (2015). Response to Jennifer Lehmann’s Reflections on Out-of-Home Care. Children Australia, 40(Special Issue 04), 286-289.

Broadley, K., Hunt, S., Goddard, C., & Mudaly, N. (in press 2015). The ethical obligations of research with vulnerable young people who have dependent children. Communities, Children and Families Australia.

Goddard, C., Broadley, K., & Hunt, S. (in press 2015). Children’s Services: Towards Effective Child Protection. In D. Perkins (Ed.), What Works in Child Protection: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Care Proceedings.

Littlechild, B., Hunt, S., Cooper, J., Goddard, C., Raynes, B., & Wild, J. (in press 2015). The effects of violence and aggression from parents on child protection workers’ personal, family and professional lives. SAGE Open.

Media Coverage

Hunt, S. (2016, January 20). We need zero tolerance of violence against child protection social workers, Community Care. Retrieved from

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