Lecturer in Global, Urban and Social Studies and Program Manager of the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
Belinda designs and teaches courses in applied sociology, often focusing on sociology of the self, the intersection of sociology and psychology, and on understanding organisations for practice. She is committed to inclusive and innovative teaching and learning experiences to create purposeful belonging for students. She has expertise in designing and teaching in large multi-disciplinary courses and also for first year cohorts. Her teaching brings together theory, contemporary social trends and situations, and students' own experiences of the world to develop students' capabilities to think well and act well. In 2020, she won the RMIT Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Higher Education.
Belinda's intersecting areas of research interest focus on bodies, justice and creativity: disability and carers; fashion discourse; women and work; precarity; and creative pedagogies in applied sociology.
- PhD (Sociology), University of South Australia.
- Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning, RMIT University.
- Bachelor of Social Work (hons), The University of Melbourne.
- Bachelor of Arts, The University of Melbourne.
- Johnson, B.,West, R. (2022). Ableism versus free speech in Australia: challenging online hate speech toward people with Down syndrome In: Disability and Society, , 1 - 23
- Johnson, B.,West, R. (2021). Ableist contours of Down syndrome in Australia: Facebook attitudes towards existence and parenting of people with Down syndrome In: Journal of Sociology, 57, 286 - 304
- O'Keeffe, P.,Johnson, B.,Daley, K. (2021). Continuing the precedent: Financially disadvantaging young people in "unprecedented" COVID-19 times In: Australian Journal of Social Issues, 57, 70 - 87
- Johnson, B. (2021). Bodies, Power and Fashionable Femininity in Designer Fashion Boutiques: Between the “Panopticon” and the “Confessional” In: Fashion Theory - Journal of Dress Body and Culture, , 1 - 25
- Johnson, B. (2020). Daily life in National Disability Insurance Scheme times: Parenting a child with Down syndrome and the disability politics in everyday places In: Qualitative Social Work, 19, 532 - 548
- Johnson, B.,Laing, M.,WILLIAMS, C. (2018). The possibilities for studio pedagogy in social work field education: reflections on a pilot case study In: Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 20, 90 - 100
- Johnson, B. (2015). Equally dressed-up, unequally casual: different experiences of precarious work in designer fashion retail boutiques In: Labour and Industry, 25, 150 - 162
- Johnson, B.,Douglas, K. (2010). Asynchronous online role-plays using a blended learning design: Integrating theory and practice In: Information Communication Technologies for Human Services Education and Delivery: Concepts and Cases, IGI, United States
- Douglas, K.,Johnson, B. (2010). Legal Education and E-Learning: Online Fishbowl Role-Play as a Learning and Teaching Strategy in Legal Skills Development In: eLaw Journal: Murdoch University Electonic Journal of Law, 17, 28 - 46
- Douglas, K.,Johnson, B. (2009). Online role-plays as authentic assessment: five models to teach professional interventions In: Proceedings of the ATN Assessment Conference, Melbourne, 19 - 20 November 2009