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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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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