Kate Vincent

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Kate Vincent

PhD Candidate, Social Work

School of Social Sciences

Room 581, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+ 61 3 6226 5766 (phone)


Kate is completing her PhD under the supervison of Dr Ann Joselynn (Jos) Baltra-Ulloa and Professor Bob Pease.

After completing a Bachelor of Social Work with Honours (1st Class) in 2011, Kate worked as a social worker within the Burnie community working with young people. Her PhD project explores Whiteness within the social work profession, focusing on the practice of white social workers who work with people seeking asylum and people of refugee background.

Kate is deeply interested in Critical Whiteness Theory, the critiques of how Northern framings of knowledge are privileged and adopting a decolonising lens in relation to practice, research and education. She is also interested in exploring strategies to build social cohesion and enhancing leadership skill development within refugee arrived communities.

During her candidature, Kate has been involved in several research projects. She was involved with YoungMILE – a unique leadership and mentorship program funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund for emerging leaders from refugee arrived communities in Tasmania. Kate was also involved in an interdisciplinary project piloting a creative strengths-based mentoring approach, aimed at improving the experiences and retention rates of graduate teachers and social workers.

She has also been part of the teaching teams within the Social Work and Sociology disciplines for several years. For example, in Semester 1, 2019, Kate was the unit coordinator for HGW412 & HGW614 Intercultural Social Work Practice.


Teaching responsibility

HGW101 Introduction to Social Work and Human Service Practice

CNA156 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Well Being

CNA157 Responding to Diversity: Global Perspectives

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Fields of Research

  • Social Work (160799)

Research Objectives

  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)


Total publications


Chapter in Book

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

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Co-authors: Baltra-Ulloa AJ; Holla C


Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
2017Vincent KD, 'Adopting a decolonising lens: towards an epistemological transformation of social work knowledge', Conference Proceedings of the TASA 2017 Conference, 27-30 November 2017, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 51-56. ISBN 978-0-6482210-0-5 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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