• 26 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr Belinda Cash is a social worker with a passion for understanding and addressing issues of social justice and inequality.

Before her move to academia, Belinda practiced as a social worker in clinical mental health and disability service settings in rural and regional areas.  The structural challenges and inequalities inherent to providing health and welfare supports in rural areas remains an ongoing focus in her current work.

Belinda's research interests include mental health, ageing, social policy, service provision in rural areas and informal caregiving.  Her PhD explored the experience of choice for older spousal caregivers, by drawing on a critical and systems based approach to understanding how wider systems of culture, policy and practice impact on the experience of informal care.

Research Interests

  • Ageing and informal caregiving
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • health and welfare service provision in rural and regional areas
  • Social policy

Professional Information

External Appointments & Memberships:

  • National President, Australian Association of Gerontology Student and Early Career Group (2013-2017; 2019)
  • Co-ordinator, Social Work Interest Group Albury-Wodonga
  • Deputy Lead, Charles Sturt University Ageing Well Research Group 
  • Member of the Australian Association of Gerontology

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Charles Sturt University


Award Date: 01 Jan 2018

Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University


Award Date: 01 Jan 2018

Bachelor of Social Work, La Trobe University


Award Date: 01 Jan 2001

Master of Mental health


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Research Output

  • 26 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Submissions to inquiries and consultations
  • 1 Chapter in textbook/reference book
  • A transformative approach to systems theory in caregiving research

    Cash, B., Hodgkin, S. & Warburton, J., 01 Jul 2019, In : Qualitative Social Work. 18, 4, p. 710-716 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    373 Downloads (Pure)

    Expectations of care within marriage for older couples

    Cash, B., Warburton, J. & Hodgkin, S., Mar 2019, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 38, 1, p. E19-E24 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Submission to the Royal Commission into aged care quality and safety

    Bernoth, M., Hughes, C., Bramble, M., Cash, B. & Harvey, R., 18 Sep 2019, 28 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportSubmissions to inquiries and consultations

  • Family relationships and informal care

    Cash, B., 2017, Healthy ageing and aged care. Bernoth, M. & Winkler, D. (eds.). 1st ed. Australia: Oxford University Press - London Mathematical Society, p. 99-116 18 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter in textbook/reference book


    • 2 Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation

    Exploring the impact of social distancing on older adults

    Belinda Cash (Keynote speaker)

    28 Apr 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationCommunity

    Ageing in Australia: Choices, changes and challenges

    Belinda Cash (Keynote speaker)

    12 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationCommunity

    Press / Media

    Social distancing on older adults

    Belinda Cash


    5 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Impacts of bushfires on mental health

    Belinda Cash


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Ageing in rural areas

    Belinda Cash


    2 items of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Charles Sturt experts reflect on World Health Day 2019

    Melissa Nott, Belinda Cash & Libby Warlow


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media