Job No.: 566525
Work type: Fixed Term
About the position
This position has been created to work on a new research project, Creating safer futures: Raising public awareness of child sexual abuse among young adults through digital storytelling. The project has been commissioned by the National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse (The National Centre). The research is led by Associate Professor Katie Wright, and the project team includes Sari Braithwaite, La (Trobe University), Emeritus Professor Valerie Braithwaite (Australian National University), Dr Danny Taggart (University of Essex) and Emeritus Professor Shurlee Swain (Australian Catholic University).
The research is examining how people can be encouraged to engage safely with difficult stories when the urge is to turn away. The project aims to identify a new approach to engaging young adult audiences on the topic of child sexual abuse by creating a prototype storytelling model suited to the digital media age. The project seeks to find new ways of having difficult conversations about child sexual abuse as a vital preventative strategy, a tool of de- stigmatisation, and as a way of supporting victim-survivors and recognising their valuable contributions to improving child safety. The project brings together survivor advocates, academics from sociology, history and psychology, and specialists from the creative industries.
The project employs an interdisciplinary, mixed-methods and participatory design. It includes a survey with survivor advocates, a workshop to design a digital storytelling prototype, and survey with tertiary education students to measure engagement and evaluate the impact of the storytelling tool. The project is designed to generate new knowledge about raising awareness of child sexual abuse in ways that are victim-centered, trauma-informed, strength- based, and collaborative.
Skills and Experience
To be considered for this position, you will have
The following skills and experience will be an advantage
Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.
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How to apply
Closing date: 11:55pm, 22nd of October 2023
Position Enquiries: Katie Wright, Associate Professor, Sociology
Email: [email protected]
Recruitment Enquiries: Jacqueline Lava, Talent Acquisition Consultant
Email: [email protected]
Position Description below:
PD - Research Officer, Safer Futures.pdf
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