Our People

Dr BJ Newton

Research Fellow

BSW/BA (Hons) UNSW, PhD (Social Policy/ Social Work) UNSW

Social Policy Research Centre


+61 2 9385 4013
+61 2 9385 7838
218 Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus
Fields: Social Policy

BJ Newton, PHD (Social Work/ Social Policy), University of NSW, BA (hons. In sociology), University of New South Wales, B Social Work, University of New South Wales. BJ is a Research Associate at the Social Policy Research Centre within the University of NSW. BJ’s current and recent projects are in the areas of child protection, education, poverty, domestic violence and homelessness, and Indigenous policy. BJ's particular area of interest is in developing the knowledge and evidence-base of Aboriginal people from their perspective, particularly in the area of child protection. BJ's PhD investigated Aboriginal parents’ and workers’ perceptions on child safety and wellbeing. BJ is a proud Aboriginal Australian whose family comes from Erambie Aboriginal Reserve at West Cowra on Wiradjuri Country.


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