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Associate Professor Paul Duckett


Email: paul.duckett@vu.edu.au 
Telephone: +61 3 9398 3730
Location: 3N42 St Albans Campus



Ph.D., Psychology (Stirling University, UK), BSc Psychology (Hons) (Stirling University, Scotland)

Research interests
Disability, mental health and cultural and political identities using qualitative action and emancipator methods.

Areas of postgraduate research supervision
Psychiatric survivor's movement, social model of disability, the politics of immigration, globalisation and colonialism


Books in the last 5 years

Banister, P., Bunn, G., Burman, E., Daniels, J., Duckett, P. S., Goodley, D., Kagan, C., Lawthom, R., Parker, I., Runswick-Cole, K., Sixsmith, J., Smailes, S., & Tindall, C., & Whelan, P. (2011). Qualitative Methods in Psychology: A Research Guide. McGraw-Hill: Maidenhead.

Burton, M., Kagan, C., Duckett, P.S., Lawthom, R., & Siddiquee, A. (2011). Critical Community Psychology. London: Wiley.

Chapters in Books in the last 5 years

Duckett, P. S. (2011). Seroxat: A story about UK pharmacological corporations, UK politicians, academics and other corrupt bastards. In C. J. Walker, L. Cunningham & K. Johnson, (eds.), Community Psychology and the Economics of Mental Health: Global Perspectives. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Kagan, C., Lawthom, R., Siddiquee, A., Duckett, P., & Knowles, K. (2007). Community psychology through community action learning. In A. Bokszczanin, (ed.), Community Psychology: Social Change in Solidarity. Opole, Poland: Opole University.

Refereed Journal Articles In The Last 5 Years

Radermacher, H., Sonn, C., Keys, C., & Duckett, P. S. (2010). Disability and participation: It's about us but still without us! Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 20(5), 333-346.

Duckett, P., Kagan, C., & Sixsmith, J. (2010). Consultation with children on healthy schools: choice conflict and context. American Journal of Community Psychology, 46(1/2), 167-178.

Duckett, P. (2009). Critical reflections on key community psychology concepts: off-setting our capitalist emissions? Forum Gemeindepsychologie,14(2). [Online at: www.gemeindepsychologie.de/fg-2-2009.html]

Coimbra J., Duckett P. S., Fryer D., Makkawi I., Menezes I., Mountian I., Seedat M., & Walker C. (2009). Community critical psychologies: Ideological convergence despite geographical dispersion. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Duckett, P.S., & Schinkel, M. (2008). Community psychology and injustice in the criminal justice system. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 18(5), 518-526.

Duckett, P. S., Sixsmith, J., & Kagan, C. (2008). Researching pupil well-being in UK secondary schools: Community psychology and the politics of research. Childhood: A global Journal of Child Research, 15(1), 91-108.

Duckett, P. S., & Pratt, R. (2007). The emancipation of visually impaired people in social science research practice. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 25(1), 5-20.

Duckett, P. S. (2006). Community psychology, the globalisation of violence and the recent military actions against Afghanistan and Iraq (translated by Takehito Ito). Japanese Journal of Community Psychology, (5),2.