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Ann Joselynn (Jos) Baltra-Ulloa

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Ann Joselynn (Jos) Baltra-Ulloa

Head of Discipline, Social Work
Master of Social Work (Qualifying) Coordinator
School of Social Sciences

Room 428 , Social Sciences Building

+61 3 6226 2876 (phone)

Joselynn.BaltraUlloa@utas.edu.au

Ann Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa (Jos), is a lecturer of social work at the University of Tasmania. Originally from Chile, she came to Australia as a refugee and has dedicated her professional life to working with people of refugee background. Her work and research passions relate to decolonising social work, transformative disruptive social innovation, sustainability, post-sustainability and the Deep Adaptation agenda. She is amongst a group of Indigenous and First Nations scholars across the globe that conducts research with a decolonisation agenda and with a focus on learning from Southern knowledges. She is involved in community based projects aimed at building capacity for decolonisation, exploring how 21st century social work can play a key role in regenerative practices that enable the sustainable interbeing of Humans and Nature. She serves the community via focused interdisciplinary collaborations, facilitating cross-institutional and cross-cultural projects.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Title of Thesis

University

Country

Awarded

PhD

The Lived Experience of Direct Social Work Practice with People of Refugee Background

University of Tasmania

Australia

2014

BSW Hons

Bumps on the Yellow Brick Road. Sierra Leonean Stories of Re-settlement

University of Tasmania

Australia

2006

BA Hons

The Socio-economic Impact of Export Processing Zones during the Chilean Dictatorship

University of Wollongong

Australia

1996

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Social Work, Decolonisation, Social Innovation and Sustainability

Teaching responsibility

Course Coordinator:

Master of Social Work (Qualifying) (R7O)

Unit coordinator:

HGW312 Social Innovation and Sustainability and 21st Century Social Work

HGW503 Social Innovation and Sustainability and 21st Century Social Work

HGW426 Social Work Exhibition and Social Work Thesis

HGW607 Social Work Exhibition and Social Work Thesis

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Fields of Research

  • Social work (440999)
  • Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism (441013)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development (390102)
  • Counselling, wellbeing and community services (440902)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research methods (450115)
  • Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, histories, culture, country, perspectives and ethics in education (450213)
  • Teacher education and professional development of educators (390307)
  • Clinical social work practice (440901)
  • Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy (390114)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Drama, theatre and performance studies (360403)
  • Other creative arts and writing (369999)
  • Social change (441004)
  • Visual arts (360699)

Research Objectives

  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Multicultural services (230111)
  • Criminal justice (230403)
  • Other law, politics and community services (239999)
  • Social class and inequalities (230112)
  • Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies (280114)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education (210299)
  • Pacific Peoples community services (210999)
  • The performing arts (130104)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture (210499)
  • The creative arts (130103)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)

Publications

Total publications

13

Journal Article

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020McLeod K, Thakchoe S, Hunter MA, Vincent K, Baltra-Ulloa AJ, et al., 'Principles for a pedagogy of unlearning', Reflective Practice, 21, (2) pp. 183-197. ISSN 1462-3943 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2020.1730782 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: McLeod K; Thakchoe S; Hunter MA; Vincent K; MacDonald A

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2020Vincent K, Baltra-Ulloa AJ, Williams G, 'Re-imagining the resettlement of refugees by engaging with an ethic of thriving', British Journal of Social Work, 51, (1) pp. 21-37. ISSN 0045-3102 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcaa135 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Vincent K; Williams G

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2018Walter M, Baltra-Ulloa J, Prehn J, 'Intersectionality, Indigeneity, Gender, and Violence', Global Dialogue, 8, (1) pp. 23-24. ISSN 2519-8688 (2018) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Walter M; Prehn J

2016Walter MM, Baltra-Ulloa AJ, 'The Race Gap: An Indigenous Perspective on Whiteness, Colonialism and Social Work in Australia', Social Dialogue, 4, (15) pp. 29-32. ISSN 2221-352X (2016) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Walter MM

2008Sweeney AJ, 'Bumps on the Yellow Brick Road. Sierra Leoneans in Launceston Australia and their settlement experiences', The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 7, (6) pp. 283-294. ISSN 1447-9532 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Walter M, Baltra-Ulloa AJ, 'An ethics framework embedded in an Indigenous epistemology: implications for social work research and practice', Aboriginal Fields of Practice, Macmillan Education, B Bennett (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9781352012286 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Walter M

2019Baltra-Ulloa AJ, Vincent K, Holla C, 'A Relational Pedagogy: A YoungMILE in our Decolonising Social Work Practice Journey', Critical Multicultural Practice in Social Work: New Perspectives and Practices, Allen & Unwin, S Nipperess, C Williams (ed), Australia ISBN 9781760297831 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Vincent K; Holla C

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2019Walter M, Baltra-Ulloa J, 'Australian Social Work is White', Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work, Red Globe Press, B Bennett and S Green (ed), London, pp. 65-85. ISBN 9781352004090 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Walter M

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2018Baltra-Ulloa AJ, 'Speaking of care from the periphery: The politics of caring from the post-colonial margins', Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring, Taylor & Francis Ltd, B Pease, A Vreugdenhil and S Stanford (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 129-138. ISBN 9781138225589 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Churchill B, Baltra-Ulloa A, Moore R, 'Difficult conversations: race, class and gender in White Australia', Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class and Gender, Routledge, SA Jackson (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 21-28. ISBN 9780415632713 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Churchill B; Moore R

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2014Baltra-Ulloa AJ, 'Incorporating whiteness into the teaching and learning of anti-racist social work', Cross-cultural social work: local and global, Palgrave Macmillan, HK Ling, J Martin and R Ow (ed), South Yarra, Australia, pp. 49-66. ISBN 9781420256802 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Baltra-Ulloa AJ, 'Why Decolonized Social Work is more than crossculturalism', Decolonizing Social Work, Ashgate, M Gray, J Coates, M Yellow Bird, T Hetherington (ed), Surrey, England, pp. 87-104. ISBN 9781409426318 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Walter M, Prehn J, Baltra-Gonzalez J, Asquith N, 'Island of Ideas: public lecture series, #BlackLivesMatter', 2020 Social Sciences Week Forum, 7-13 September 2020, Online (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Walter M; Prehn J; Asquith N

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$88,396

Projects

Ya pulingina Social Work (2021)$25,000
Description
The ya pulingina social work learning and teaching project aims to graduate social work students highly proficient when collaborating with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, and Aboriginal people more broadly across Australia. Building upon the Indigenising curricula work the Social Work Discipline, in conjunction with the School of Social Sciences, and CALE have been undertaking, the project will begin by creating a series of place-based encounters on each campus embedded in the local Indigenous worldview of welcoming people. This will be led in partnerships with Tasmanian Aboriginal Elders and community members. During these place-based welcomes, social work students, staff, and community members will generate stories and artefacts that document their welcome experience. These in turn become elements of an interactive lutruwita (Tasmania) map, that is both a record of experience, and a learning and teaching tool that can be added to each year as students progress their studies.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Indigenous Student Success Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Prehn J; Baltra-Ulloa AJ; Vreugdenhil AJ; Canty JB; Roberts JK; Williamson M; Warren K; Hay JK; Wilkinson BM
Year
2021
Mentoring for Professional Practice: A Creativity Based Approach (2018)$13,777
Description
Graduate teachers and social workers face many challenges in their first year of practice: managing new professional environments, assuming new responsibilities, and meeting accountability standards and performance expectations (Zukas 2011) often with little systemic workplace support (Ingvarson 2014). These issues have been shown to contribute to high levels of stress and burnout (Nobel & Mcfarlane 2007; Smullens 2015), and early career attrition (House of Representatives Standing Committee in Education and Vocational Training 2007), with up to one third of teachers in OECD countries leaving within the first five years of professional practice (Ewing & Manuel 2005). In the face of such demands, opportunities to sustain creativity, curiosity, resilience and a sense of presence in the day-to-day relational practices required of teachers and social workers are limited, with a reported mismatch between early career professionals idealistic motivations and everyday experience (Abbott-Chapman 2005; Day & Gu 2010). This project will form a new interdisciplinary team to improve new teachers and social workers experiences of crossing, transitioning, [and] translating (Johnson et al 2014) their first year of professional practice. We aim to pilot a creative strengths-based mentoring approach that enables new teachers and social workers to develop their personal and social resiliency, agency, and professional identity while enacting the values and understandings that underlie mandated professional standards.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($13,777)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hunter M; MacDonald AJ; Baltra-Ulloa AJ; McLeod K; Thakchoe S; Wise CJE
Year
2018
YoungMILE (Young Migrant Leadership program) (2015)$48,119
Description
YoungMILE - is a leadership development and mentorship experience targeting 25 to 35 year old emerging leaders within the refugee arrived Tasmanian community.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($48,119)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Baltra-Ulloa AJ
Year
2015
Joint World Conference on Social Work Education and Social Development (2014)$1,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Baltra-Ulloa AJ
Year
2014

Research Supervision

Current

5

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDOthering within the Education of the Norm2017
PhDAboriginal perspectives on content for effective race unity education in Darwin, Australia and suggested methods of delivery based on global experiences in race unity education2019
PhDDecolonising understandings of Complex PTSD through poetic inquiry: how the lived experience of trauma can form skills that are valued and bring meaning and healing to everyday life2021
MastersWhy do Australians reject treaty: Can a human development metaphor and an Internal Family Systems (IFS) structural analysis offer any understandings and solutions?2021
PhDGeographical Imaginaries of Sustainability in Tasmania: Place, scale and justice2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDWhiteness and Social Work: Critical reflections on the practice of White social workers who work with people of refugee background
Candidate: Kate Deborah Vincent
2020
PhDExploring the Organisation of Social Injustice in Australian Social Work Education
Candidate: Norah Elizabeth Hosken
2017