Kate Vincent

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Kate Vincent

Lecturer, Social Work
School of Social Sciences

Room 434 , Social Sciences Building

+ 61 3 6226 5766 (phone)


Kate was recently awarded her PhD, which she completed under the supervision of Dr Ann Joselynn (Jos) Baltra-Ulloa and Professor Bob Pease. Her PhD project explored 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.

Kate has been involved in several research projects at the University of Tasmania. For example, 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.

Teaching Responsibilities

Unit Coordinator HGW 101 Introduction to Social Work and Human Service Practice


Teaching responsibility

HGW101 Introduction to Social Work and Human Service Practice

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Fields of Research

  • Sociological methodology and research methods (441006)
  • Social work (440999)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development (390102)
  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Expanding knowledge in education (280109)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Learner and learning (160199)


Total publications


Journal Article

(3 outputs)
2020McLeod K, Moore R, Robinson D, Ozkul D, Ciftci S, et al., 'Using the pluriverse concept to critique Eurocentrism in education', Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching, 3, (Special Issue No. 1) pp. 30-39. ISSN 2591-801X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.37074/jalt.2020.3.s1.4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McLeod K; Moore R; Robinson D


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 - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: McLeod K; Thakchoe S; Hunter MA; Baltra-Ulloa AJ; MacDonald A


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: Baltra-Ulloa AJ; Williams G


Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
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: Baltra-Ulloa AJ; Holla C


Conference Publication

(5 outputs)
2019McLeod K, Ozkul D, Moore R, Vincent K, Ciftci S, et al., 'Using the pluriverse concept to critique eurocentrism in education', Teaching Matters, 26 November, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McLeod K; Ozkul D; Moore R; Ciftci S; Robinson D


2019Moore R, McLeod K, Ozkul D, Vincent K, Ciftci S, et al., 'Using collaborative peer engagement to bring a decolonising lens to teaching practice', TASA 2019, 25-28 November 2019, Western Sydney University (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Moore R; McLeod K; Ozkul D; Ciftci S; Belle MJ

2018McLeod K, Moore R, Ciftci S, Vincent K, Belle M, et al., 'Using collaborative peer engagement to bring a decolonising lens to teaching practice', Teaching Matters, 21 November 2018, Launceston, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McLeod K; Moore R; Ciftci S; Belle M; Ozkul D


2017McLeod K, Belle MJ, Ciftci S, Moore R, Ozkul D, et al., 'Disrupting whiteness in the classroom: Early stages of a collaborative investigation', Southern Knowledges Symposium, 2-3 November 2017, University of Tasmania (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: McLeod K; Belle MJ; Ciftci S; Moore R; Ozkul D

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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