Cate Thomas

Associate Professor, Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Science

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19922017

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Associate Professor Cate Thomas has a diverse working and academic career in health, human services, leadership and management which is reflected in her qualifications in the human services, education and business/management areas. Cate is a dynamic leader and strategic thinker. She has demonstrated leadership and influence in the academic, government, and non-government arenas holding key positions such as Manager Research to Practice in NSW government, has worked as a private social policy consultant undertaking consultancy into childcare models,  delivered keynote addresses, and is now the Associate Dean Academic in the Faculty of Science. Cate is passionate about education, lifelong learning and quality curricula, and with industry and academic experience is able to deliver authentic and evidenced-informed curricula and education to students.

Cate completed her PhD at Sydney University in 2011 on the topic The Research Utilisation Nexus: Putting Research into Practice. (An examination of research to practice utilisation in a child welfare context in New South Wales). She is passionate about evidence-informed practice in the human services field and received a NSW Premier's Silver Award in 2008 for her work in the research to practice area. She also received a Social Media Presence Award in 2016 from the  Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) for raising awareness and debates around inclusion, advocacy and social justice issues.

Research interests

  • Intersectionality
  • Gender equity
  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Child welfare
  • Organisational learning and development
  • Social Justice and Social policy
  • Disability
  • Service Delivery Issues in Regional Australia

Education/Academic qualification

Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 11 Sep 2015

Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 17 Dec 2013

The University of Sydney

Award Date: 14 Oct 2011

The University of Sydney

Award Date: 10 Oct 2008

The University of Sydney

Award Date: 19 Oct 2007

Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education

Award Date: 9 Mar 1988

Auswright Training Pty Ltd

… → 2012

External positions

Social Justice Committee Member

2019 → …

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Research Output

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  • 2 Discussion paper

Human Services at a Watershed

Velander, F. & Thomas, C., 2017.

Charles Sturt University

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

  • The eco-social approach to social work curricula – a live example

    Thomas, C. & Velander, F., 2017.

    Charles Sturt University

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

  • Investigating Options for People with an Intellectual Disability in the Criminal Justice System

    Thomas, C., 1992.

    Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperResearch