Dr Kathryn Daley is a Senior Lecturer and the Program Manager of the Bachelor of Youth Work and Youth Studies. She is interested in good, just and equitable policy and how it impacts those on the margins.
Kathryn is an academic with a background as a practitioner. She researches issues to do with disadvantaged youth and wrote the book, Youth and Substance Abuse (2017). Her work has examined issues of poverty, child abuse, homelessness, self-injury and mental health. Prior to academia Kathryn worked in the youth alcohol and other drug sector. Initially in outreach and later in research. She has developed resources for the Youth AOD Toolbox and the Youth Drugs and Alcohol Advisory service (YoDAA). Kathryn co-led the first Statewide Youth Needs Census with Jozica Kutin. Her current work is focused on how young people and women are impacted by policy changes in the corrections system. She has broad interests in the intersections between mental health, housing, child protection and the justice system.
Kathryn coordinates courses in youth studies, youth work Immediately prior to her current role she led courses on research design and methods. She has a particular expertise in research ethics and qualitative methods.
- Leading the Youth Work and Youth Studies degree, Kathryn is responsible for the student experience and overseeing ongoing curriculum development.
- Kathryn has extensive background in research ethics involving young people and marginalised groups. She is currently a member of the College Human Ethics Advisory Network and was previously a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee.
- Kathryn supervises Higher Degree by Research Students across areas including: Youth, Substance Use, Gendered Violence.
- Kathryn is a member of the Women's Correctional Services Advisory Committee.
- PhD, RMIT
- B.Soc.Sc (Hons 1st Class), RMIT
- B.Soc.Sci (Psych), RMIT
- Mitchell, P.,Kutin, J.,Daley, K.,Best, D.,Bruun, A. (2016). Gender differences in psychosocial complexity for a cohort of adolescents attending youth-specific substance abuse services In: Children and Youth Services Review, 68, 34 - 43
- Daley, K. (2016). Youth and Substance Abuse, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland
- Daley, K. (2015). The wrongs of protection: Balancing protection and participation in research with marginalised young people In: Journal of Sociology, 51, 121 - 138
- Daley, K. (2015). "I'd just cut myself to kill the pain": Seeing sense in young women's self-injury In: Rethinking Youth Wellbeing, Springer, Singapore
- Kutin, J.,Bruun, A.,Mitchell, P.,Daley, K.,Best, D. (2014). Young People in Victorian Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Services: Technical Report In: Youth Support and Advocacy Service Melbourne, Australia
- Daley, K.,Kutin, J. (2013). YSAS Snapshot: Young women in youth alcohol and other drug services In: Youth Support and Advocacy Service Melbourne, Australia
- Daley, K. (2012). Gathering sensitive stories: Using care theory to guide ethical decision-making in research interviews with young people In: Youth Studies Australia, 31, 27 - 34
- Daley, K.,Chamberlain, C. (2009). Moving on: young people and substance abuse In: Youth Studies Australia, 28, 35 - 43
- Daley, K. (2009). The ethics of doing research with young drug users In: The Future of Sociology, Canberra, Australia, 1-4 December 2009
3 PhD Current Supervisions