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Jacob Prehn

Lecturer - Indigenous Fellow Academic Development, Social Work
PhD candidate
School of Social Sciences

Room 483 , Social Sciences Building

+61 3 6226 2013 (phone)

jacob.prehn@utas.edu.au

Jacob Prehn is an Indigenous Fellow at the School of Social Sciences in the discipline of Social Work. He is an Early Career Researcher and currently a PhD candidate exploring ‘what are the effects of Bush Adventure Therapy on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal men in Southern Tasmania?’. Jacob’s research field is social work and sociology and his research goals are to create equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. His publications comprise quantitative and qualitative datasets, exploring a range of topics, these including Aboriginal men, children, families and the positive role of culture. He is also interested in Indigenous data sovereignty and Indigenous methodologies.

Biography

Before undertaking his current position, Jacob was employed by the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aboriginal Research and Leadership at the University of Tasmania. In this position he managed projects, coordinated a unit, undertook high education planning and policy, supported Indigenous HDR students, undertook community engagement and worked with a team regarding the ARC grant ‘How do Indigenous children grow up strong in education?’.

He is a former acting-CEO of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSHIWA) and has worked in Aboriginal health since 2010. He is also a qualified Social Worker and Aboriginal Health Worker.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeInstitutionCountryAwarded
Grad. Cert. Aboriginal Research and LeadershipUniversity of MelbourneAustralia01/07/2019
Master of Social WorkUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia01/11/2015
Bachelor of Social ScienceUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia01/11/2013
Cert. IV Aboriginal Health WorkerTasmanian Aboriginal CentreAustralia01/03/2012

Memberships

Professional practice

  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA)
  • Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA)

Administrative expertise

  • Mayi Kuwayu: The National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Data Governance Committee
  • Aboriginal Research Ethics Advisor

Teaching

Aboriginal Health, Social Work, Indigenous Sociology

Teaching expertise

XBR113 Indigenous Lifeworlds: local to the global

HGW424 & HGW605 Collaboration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Social Work

Teaching responsibility

HGW101 Introduction to Social Work and Human Service Practice

HGW424 & HGW605 Collaboration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Social Work

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Expertise

  • Aboriginal men
  • Indigenous social work
  • Indigenous data sovereignty
  • Indigenous sociology
  • Qualitative and quantitative datasets

Research Themes

Jacob’s research aligns to the University’s research themes of better health and creativity, culture and society. His research interests include understanding the strengths and barriers of people achieving their hopes, dreams and aspirations.

Jacob is an Early Career Researcher whose main research focus is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Other research currently being undertaken include Indigenous data sovereignty, the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) dataset, the role of Indigenous culture on wellbeing, improving social work practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and decolonising pedagogy.

Fields of Research

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
  • Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge Management (080701)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information and Knowledge Systems (080601)
  • Counselling, Welfare and Community Services (160702)
  • Sociology of Education (160809)
  • Race and Ethnic Relations (160803)

Research Objectives

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes (920302)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (939901)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare (940102)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health (920301)
  • Families and Family Services (940112)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Indigenous Health (920399)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)

Publications

Jacob is an enthusiastic Early Career Researcher interested in disseminating a range of topics to a wide spectrum of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people using a variety of mediums such as journals, books, presentations and media.

Total publications

30

Highlighted publications

(1 outputs)
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2020Journal ArticlePrehn J, Peacock HT, Guerzoni MA, 'Academic self-concepts of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education ISSN 1326-0111 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Peacock HT; Guerzoni MA

Journal Article

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2020Prehn J, Ezzy D, 'Decolonising the health and well-being of Aboriginal men in Australia', Journal of Sociology, 56, (2) pp. 151-166. ISSN 1440-7833 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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2020Prehn J, Guerzoni M, Peacock H, 'Learning her Culture and Growing up Strong': Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Fathers, Children and the sharing of Culture', Journal of Sociology ISSN 1440-7833 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Guerzoni M; Peacock H

2020Prehn J, Peacock H, 'Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander fathering discourses: What does the data tell us about educational involvement with their children?', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues pp. 1-10. ISSN 1440-5202 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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2020Prehn J, Peacock H, Guerzoni MA, Walter M, 'Virtual tours of Country: creating and embedding resource-appropriate Aboriginal pedagogy at Australian universities', Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching, 3, (1) pp. 1-9. ISSN 2591-801X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.37074/jalt.2020.3.s1.7 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Peacock H; Guerzoni MA; Walter M

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2020Prehn J, Peacock HT, Guerzoni MA, 'Academic self-concepts of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education ISSN 1326-0111 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Peacock HT; Guerzoni MA

2019Peacock HT, Prehn J, 'The importance of Aboriginal Education Workers for decolonising and promoting culture in primary schools: an analysis of the longitudinal study of Indigenous children (LSIC)', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education pp. 1-7. ISSN 1326-0111 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jie.2019.13 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Peacock HT

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2019Peacock HT, Prehn J, 'The importance of Aboriginal education workers for decolonising and promoting culture in primary schools: an analysis of the longitudinal study of Indigenous children (LSIC)', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education ISSN 2049-7784 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jie.2019.13 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Prehn J, 'Bush Adventure Therapy', Australian Fatherhood Research Network Bulletin, 46, (Special Aboriginal and TSI Edition) pp. 29-29. (2019) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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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; Baltra-Ulloa J

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
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2019Prehn J, 'How social work can improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal men', Our Voices: Aboriginal Social Work, MacMillan, S Bennett and B Green (ed), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 157-174. ISBN 978-1352004090 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(15 outputs)
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2020Prehn J, 'UTAS HDR Aboriginal Presentation', 3rd NATSIHEC Caucus Meeting, 15-16 November 2018, Sandy Bay, Tasmania (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2019Prehn J, 'Aboriginal fathering discourses: what does the data tell us about educational involvement with their children?', AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference, 1-3 July, Brisbane (2019) [Conference Extract]

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2019Prehn J, 'Aboriginal fathering discourses: What does the data tell us about educational involvement with their children?', AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference, 1-3 July 2019, Brisbane, Australia (2019) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2019Prehn J, ''We've always done it, country is our counselling office': Aboriginal men's health and bush adventure therapy', Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Conference, Challenging Inequality through Social Work Research, 7-9 November, Adelaide Convention Centre (2019) [Conference Extract]

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2019Prehn J, 'The effects of Bush Adventure Therapy for Aboriginal men in Southern Tasmania', Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2019, 17-20 June, Darwin Convention Centre (2019) [Conference Extract]

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2019Prehn J, Guerzoni M, Peacock H, ' It opens up experiences that I would most probably never encounter': digital placed-based learning', Teaching Matters, 26 November, Hobart, pp. 45-46. (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Guerzoni M; Peacock H

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2019Prehn J, Maher B, Guerzoni MA, ''If it was a different person each year, I probably wouldn't do it': Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research administration officers and operationalising Indigenous data sovereignty', Indigenous Health Symposium: Data Sovereignty Translation and Health Tools Assessment, 29 October 2019, Canberra, Australia (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Guerzoni MA

2018Prehn J, 'Improving the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal men with bush adventure therapy', Poster abstracts: indigenous health conference: walking together, 24-26 May 2018, Toronto, ON, pp. 75-76. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Prehn J, 'Improving the Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal men with Bush Adventure Therapy', Proceedings from the World Indigenous Research and Education Conference, 22-24 August 2018, Norway (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Prehn J, 'The effects of Bush Adventure Therapy on the well-being of Aboriginal men in Southern Tasmania', Festival of Health Research for Indigenous PhDs and Post-Docs: The Future of Indigenous Health Leadership, 21-22 November 2018, Melbourne, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Prehn J, 'The effects of Bush Adventure Therapy on the well being of Aboriginal men in Southern Tasmania', Healing Our Spirit Worldwide, 26-29 November 2018, Sydney, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Prehn J, 'The effects of Bush Adventure Therapy on the well-being of Aboriginal men in Southern Tasmania', Festival of Health Research for Indigenous PhDs and Post-Docs: The Future of Indigenous Health Leadership, 21-22 November 2018, Melbourne, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2017Peacock HT, Prehn J, 'Successful Indigenous student transition to secondary education', Presentations from the AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference 2017, 21-23 March 2017, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Peacock HT, Prehn J, 'Successful indigenous student transition to secondary education', Proceedings of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting 2017, 22-24 June 2017, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 1. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Peacock HT

2017Prehn J, 'Unique benefit of bush adventure therapy for Aboriginal men', 2017 National Forum Bush Adventure Therapy, 21-23 April 2017, Romsey, Australia, pp. 1-2. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Other Public Output

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Prehn J, 'Aboriginal masculinities: A Tasmanian social worker's perspective', Social Work Focus, Australian Association of Social Workers, Melbourne, 4, 4, pp. 31-33. (2020) [Magazine Article]

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2019Prehn J, 'The effects Bush Adventure Therapy has had on the well-being of Aboriginal men in Southern Tasmania', National Talkback, BBM 98.7 FM, Australia, 28 June 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Prehn J, Vanderfeen J, 'Indigenous fellowship recipients welcome the chance to study in London', UTAS News, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 3 May 2019 (2019) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Vanderfeen J

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2018Prehn J, 'Aboriginal the Indigenous Cultural and Educational Exchange', Your Afternoon with Helen Shield, ABC Radio, Australia, 23 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Prehn J, 'Colony 47 Young Indigenous Achievement Award', Colony 47, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Award]

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