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Anthea Vreugdenhil

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Anthea Vreugdenhil

Senior Lecturer, Social Work
Master of Social Work Coordinator
School of Social Sciences

Room 430, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2550 (phone)

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Anthea.Vreugdenhil@utas.edu.au

Dr Anthea Vreugdenhil is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Social Sciences and a Churchill Fellow (2005). She joined the University in 2007 after 25 years as a social worker and researcher in South Australia and Tasmania. Anthea has an active research program in the area of care, with a focus on aged care, caring societies and social work education. Her research has a strong policy and practice focus, employing both quantitative and qualitative methods. She contributes to the University, the profession and the wider community through academic leadership and community engagement roles, including as a member of the National Research Committee of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Anthea teaches in both the undergraduate and postgraduate social work programs.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDHard-wiring Relations: The Negotiation of Interests in the Development of a Community Information NetworkUniversity of South AustraliaAustralia2001
GradDip

Systems Analysis 

University of South AustraliaAustralia1987
BASocial WorkSouth Australian Institute of TechnologyAustralia1981

Research Themes

Anthea's research aligns with the University's research themes of Better Health and Creativity, Culture and Society. Her interdisciplinary research program spans the fields of care, ageing and dementia, with a focus on the nexus between research, policy and practice. Current research also includes a new co-edited book (Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work), an international research project exploring social work field education, and the Everyday Kindness in Australia project (with University of Tasmania Sociology colleagues).

Teaching

Social Work, Policy, Research, Care, Evidence-based practice

Teaching responsibility

Course Coordinator:

Unit Coordinator:

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Expertise

  • Aged care policy
  • Dementia support and community-based interventions
  • Care-giving

Fields of Research

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology (110308)
  • Social Work (160799)
  • Counselling, Welfare and Community Services (160702)
  • Clinical Social Work Practice (160701)
  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Sociology (160899)
  • Social Program Evaluation (160703)
  • Social Change (160805)
  • Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Music Therapy (190408)
  • Social Policy (160512)

Research Objectives

  • Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing (920112)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Professions and Professionalisation (940502)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Ability and Disability (940101)
  • Carer Health (920202)
  • Ageing and Older People (940103)
  • Government and Politics (940299)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Carers Development and Welfare (940104)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Comparative Structure and Development of Community Services (940107)
  • Social Ethics (950407)
  • Music (950101)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) (920115)
  • Disability and Functional Capacity (920403)

Publications

Total publications

44

Journal Article

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Cleak H, Roulston A, Vreugenhil A, 'The Inside Story: a survey of social work students' supervision and learning opportunities on placement', British Journal of Social Work, 46, (7) pp. 2033-2050. ISSN 0045-3102 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv117 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2016Habibis D, Hookway N, Vreugdenhil A, 'Kindness in Australia: an empirical critique of moral decline sociology', British Journal of Sociology, 67, (3) pp. 395-413. ISSN 0007-1315 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1468-4446.12194 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Habibis D; Hookway N

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2015Smith D, Cleak H, Vreugdenhil A, ''What Are They Really Doing?' An Exploration of Student Learning Activities in Field Placement', Australian Social Work, 68, (4) pp. 515-531. ISSN 0312-407X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2014.960433 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Smith D

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2015Taylor SD, Vreugdenhil A, Schneiders MA, 'Social Justice as Concept and Practice in Australian Social Work: An Analysis of Norma Parker Addresses, 1969-2008', Australian Social Work pp. 1-23. ISSN 0312-407X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2014.973554 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Taylor SD; Schneiders MA

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2014Vreugdenhil A, ''Ageing-in-place': Frontline experiences of intergenerational family carers of people with dementia', Health Sociology Review, 23, (1) pp. 43-52. ISSN 1446-1242 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5172/hesr.2014.23.1.43 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2013Cairns J, Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Working at the frontline in cases of elder abuse: 'It keeps me awake at night'', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33, (1) pp. 59-62. ISSN 1440-6381 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2012Vreugdenhil A, ''Incoherent and violent if crossed': The admission of older people to the New Norfolk Lunatic Asylum in the nineteenth century', Health and History, 14, (2) pp. 91-111. ISSN 1442-1771 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Vreugdenhil A, Cannell J, Davies A, Razay G, 'A community-based exercise programme to improve functional ability in people with Alzheimer's disease: A randomized controlled trial', Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 26, (1) pp. 12-19. ISSN 0283-9318 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00895.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 51

Co-authors: Davies A; Razay G

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2009Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Liddell J, 'A prospective study of ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus', Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 16, (9) pp. 1180-1183. ISSN 0967-5868 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2008.12.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Razay G; Liddell J

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2007Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Wilcock G, 'The Metabolic Syndrome and Alzheimer Disease', Archives of Neurology, 64, (1) pp. 93-96. ISSN 0003-9942 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1001/archneur.64.1.93 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 144Web of Science - 122

Co-authors: Razay G

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2006Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Wilcock G, 'Obesity, Abdominal Obesity and Alzheimer Disease', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 22, (2) pp. 173-176. ISSN 1420-8008 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000094586 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 68Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Razay G

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2005Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Obesity in middle age and future risk of dementia: Midlife obesity increases risk of future dementia', British Medical Journal, 331, (7514) pp. 455. ISSN 0959-8138 (2005) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.331.7514.455 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Razay G

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Pease B, Vreugdenhil A, Stanford S, 'Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring', Routledge, pp. 296. ISBN 9781138225589 (In Press) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Pease B; Stanford S

Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Pease B, Vreugdenhil A, Stanford S, 'Towards a critical ethic of care in social work', Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring, Taylor & Francis Group Ltd, B Pease, A Vreugdenhil and S Stanford (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9781138225589 (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Pease B; Stanford S

2017Vreugdenhil AJ, ' Duty of care' or duty to care': the responsibilisation of social work', Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring, Routledge, B Pease, A Vreugdenhil, and S Stanford (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9781138225589 (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Keep physically active', Positive Ageing: Think Volunteering, Volunteering SA & NTINC, Louise Rogers and Joy Noble (ed), Australia, pp. 14-21. ISBN 9780646590608 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Out of Sight, out of Mind. Senile dementia in nineteenth century Launceston', Effecting a Cure: Aspects of Health and Medicine in Launceston, Myola, P.A.C. Richards, B. Valentine, T. Dunning (ed), South Launceston, pp. 74-87. ISBN 0-9757362-8-0 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(26 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Kelly L, Vreugdenhil A, 'A Survey of Social Work Students' Attitudes Towards Working with People with Dementia', Alzheimer's Association International Conference,, 24-28 July, Toronto (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Roulston A, Cleak H, Vreugdenhil A, 'How to Promote Professional Competence and Identity in Social Work Students', 11th International Practice Teaching and Field Education Conference, 4-6th April, Belfast, pp. 9. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2014Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Social justice in Australian social work: An analysis of Norma Parker Addresses, 1969-2008', Australasian Social Welfare History Workshop, 10 - 11 February, Hobart (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2012Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Cost-saving or cost-shifting? Assessing the impact of 'ageing-in-place' aged care policies on families of people with dementia', Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact, 8-12 July 2012, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. WS003:2. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Dementia: Helping carers long the journey - Part Two', An information day for carers of people living with dementia, 4th May, Launceston (2012) [Keynote Presentation]

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2011Vreugdenhil AJ, Cairns J, 'Challenging the borders between elder abuse and family violence: Frontline workers' practice with older people experiencing abuse', Crossing Borders: Interdependent Living and Solidatiry. Program and Abstracts, 15-18 July 2011, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 279. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Vreugdenhil AJ, Cannell J, Razay G, 'A community-based exercise program to improve functioning in people with Alzheimer's disease: A randomised controlled trial', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 4-6 May 2011, Auckland, NZ, pp. Suppl1:26. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2011Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Liddell J, 'Insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and the risk of Alzheimer's disease: A case-control study', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 4-6 May 2011, Auckland, pp. Suppl1:21. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Razay G; Liddell J

2010Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Liddell J, 'Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: One-year follow-up of a prospective controlled clinical trial ', Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, July 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. S179. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G; Liddell J

2010Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Wilcock G, 'Vascular Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease: an Overview of Findings', Internal Medicine Journal, 20-25 March 2010, Melbourne, pp. 46. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2010Vreugdenhil AJ, Cannell J, Davies AN, Razay G, 'A community-based exercise program to improve functioning in people with Alzheimer's disease: A randomized controlled trial ', Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, July 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. S134. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Davies AN; Razay G

2010Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Liddell J, 'A Prospecitive Controlled Clinical Trial of Ventriculo-peritoneal Shunting for Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus', Internal Medicine Journal, 20-25 March 2010, Melbourne, pp. 46. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G; Liddell J

2009Vreugdenhil AJ, Cannell J, Davies AN, Razay G, 'A Community-based Exercise Program for People with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: Pilot Study', 2009 Alzheimer's Australia Conference, 2 - 5 June 2009, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 23. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Davies AN

2008Vreugdenhil AJ, Cannell J, Davies AN, Razay G, 'A community-based exercise program to improve cognitive function in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: Feasibility and safety study', National Dementia Research Forum, 18 - 19 September 2008, Sydney, NSW, pp. 38-39. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Davies AN

2006Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Androgens and men with dementia: Case-control study', Internal Medicine Journal, 20-22 June 2005, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. Supplement 1: A55. ISBN 0071477160 (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2006Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Liddell J, 'Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for dementia: Case studies', Alzheimer's and Dementia, July 2006, Madrid, pp. Supplement: S555-6. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2006Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Liddlell J, 'Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for normal pressure hydrocephalus: A prospective study', Internal Medicine Journal, 20-22 June 2005, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. Supplement 5: A163. ISBN 0071477160 (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2006Vreugdenhil AJ, 'History of Senile Dementia: Beyond Belief', Public Health Issues: Papers and Proceedings Historical Seminar, 26 February 2006, Launceston, pp. 11-16. (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Vreugdenhil AJ, ''Petulant, feeble, with habits filthy': Senile dementia in 19th century Tasmania', Internal Medicine Journal, 20-22 June 2005, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. Supplement 1: A57. ISBN 0071477160 (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Liddell J, 'Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for normal pressure hydrocephalus: A prospective study', Alzheimer's & Dementia, July 2006, Madrid, pp. Supplement Page S555. ISBN 0071477160 (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2005Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Alzheimer's disease and dyslipidaemia: case-control study', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 2005, Gold Coast, Queensland, pp. Supplement 2: A6. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2004Razay G, Liddell J, Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Case studies of ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for dementia', Internal Medicine Journal, 16-18 June 2003, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. Supplement: A52. ISBN 0071477160 (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2004Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Alzheimer's disease, abdominal obesity and overweight', Neurobiology of Aging, July 2004, Philadelphia, pp. Supplement: S393-4. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2004Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, 'Essential fatty acids and Alzheimer's disease', Neurobiology of Aging, July 2004, Philadelphia, pp. Supplement: S387. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2004Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Liddell J, 'Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for dementia', Age and Ageing, 2004, Harrogate, UK, pp. Supplement: i29. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

2004Razay G, Vreugdenhil AJ, Wilcock G, 'Alzheimer's disease and insulin resistance', Internal Medicine Journal, 16-18 June 2003, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. Supplement: A56. ISBN 0071477160 (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Razay G

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Roulston A, Cleak H, Vreugdenhil A, 'FinalRepoert -Models of supervision influencing student development in social work practice learning opportunities', Queens University Belfast (2014) [Consultants Report]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$80,489

Projects

2012: World Conference in Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact, Sweeden (2012)$1,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Vreugdenhil AJ
Year
2012
The Social, Economic and Health Impacts of 'Ageing-in-place' Policies on Informal Carers of People with Dementia: A Tasmanian Pilot Study (2010)$5,284
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,284)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Vreugdenhil AJ
Year
2010
Community-based exercise program for people with dementia (2008)$44,800
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($44,800)
Scheme
Grant - Round 13
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Vreugdenhil AJ; Razay G; Cannell J; Davies A
Year
2008
A community-based physical exercise program to improve cognitive, behavioural and physical functioning in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (2007)$28,905
Funding
Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust ($28,905)
Scheme
Research Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Vreugdenhil AJ; Canell J; Davies A; Razay G
Year
2007

Research Supervision

Current

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDYoung People and Protective Behaviours in a Digital World2010
PhDThe Ageing Population in Australia - An Exploration of Current Nursing, Carer and Housing Levels and How we May Meet the Increasing Needs of the Ageing Population2013
PhDImpact of Issues of Trust for Frontline Workers Doing Suicide Risk Assessments in Non-Government Mental Health Services2016
PhDThe Challenge of Existential Social Work Practice2017