Cate Thomas

Dr, Associate Professor, Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Science

1992 …2020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Associate Professor Cate Thomas has a diverse working and academic career in health, human services, leadership and management which is reflected in her qualifications in the human services, education and business/management areas. Cate is a dynamic leader and strategic thinker. She has demonstrated leadership and influence in the academic, government, and non-government arenas holding key positions such as Manager Research to Practice in NSW government, has worked as a private social policy consultant undertaking consultancy into childcare models,  delivered keynote addresses, and is now the Associate Dean Academic in the Faculty of Science. Cate is passionate about education, lifelong learning and quality curricula, and with industry and academic experience is able to deliver authentic and evidenced-informed curricula and education to students.

Cate completed her PhD at Sydney University in 2011 on the topic The Research Utilisation Nexus: Putting Research into Practice. (An examination of research to practice utilisation in a child welfare context in New South Wales). She is passionate about evidence-informed practice in the human services field and received a NSW Premier's Silver Award in 2008 for her work in the research to practice area. She also received a Social Media Presence Award in 2016 from the  Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) for raising awareness and debates around inclusion, advocacy and social justice issues.

Research Interests

  • Intersectionality
  • Gender equity
  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Child welfare
  • Organisational learning and development
  • Social Justice and Social policy
  • Disability
  • Service Delivery Issues in Regional Australia

Education/Academic qualification

Grad Cert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 11 Sep 2015

Bachelor of Social Work (with distinction), Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 17 Dec 2013

PhD, The University of Sydney

Award Date: 14 Oct 2011

Master in Public Administration (with merit), The University of Sydney

Award Date: 10 Oct 2008

Grad Dip in Public Administration (with merit), The University of Sydney

Award Date: 19 Oct 2007

Bachelor of Arts (Social Welfare), Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education

Award Date: 09 Mar 1988

Cert IV in Training & Assessment, Auswright Training Pty Ltd

… → 2012

External positions

Member, Social Justice Committee, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

2019 → …

Member, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

Member, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia

Member, Institute of Public Administration Australia

Member, International Federation of Social Workers

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Research Output

The lived experience of gender and gender equity policies at a regional Australian university

Manyweathers, J., Lymn, J., Rurenga, G., Murrell-Orgill, K., Cameron, S. & Thomas, C., 06 Jul 2020, In : Social Sciences. 9, 7, p. 1-12 12 p., 115.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    An Intersectionality Walk, with structural change (SAGE ACT Regional Network)

    Thomas, C., MacMillan, C., Swavley, E., Torabi, H., Doyle, K., Osmond, M. & McKinnon, M., 2020.

    Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

  • An Intersectionality Walk, with structural change (SAGE ACT Regional Network) Facilitator resource: An Intersectionality Walk Pack, as a PDF or document

    Thomas, C., MacMillan, C., Swavley, E., Torabi, H., Doyle, K., Osmond, M. & McKinnon, M., 2020, https://www.sciencegenderequity.org.au/resources/: Science Australia Gender Equity.

    Research output: Resource/documentResource

    Open Access

    An Intersectionality Walk, with structural change (SAGE ACT Regional Network) Facilitator resource: An Intersectionality Walk Slide Deck

    Thomas, C., MacMillan, C., Swavley, E., Torabi, H., Doyle, K., Canberra, CSIRO. & McKinnon, M., 2020, https://www.sciencegenderequity.org.au/resources/: Science Australia Gender Equity.

    Research output: Resource/documentResource

    Open Access

    Catalysing Gender Equity 2020 Summary Report: Be Part of the Solution 20 - 21 February 2020

    Thomas, C. & MacMillan, C., 2020, Catalysing Gender Equity 2020: Be Part of the Solution 20 - 21 February 2020 Adelaide Convention Centre: Summary Report. Science Australia Gender Equity

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

    Open Access

    Prizes

  • Nomination - Excellence Award - Gender Equity at Charles Sturt

    Thomas, Cate (Recipient), Nic Steepe (Recipient), Kirsty Smith (Recipient), Janelle Thomas (Recipient) & Craig Hinley (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Award

    Activities

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Journal)

    Cate Thomas (Reviewer)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    Trinity College Dublin

    Cate Thomas (Visiting researcher)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external organisationAcademic

    Journal of Family Violence (Journal)

    Cate Thomas (Reviewer)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity (Journal)

    Cate Thomas (Reviewer)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    Science Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) (External organisation)

    Cate Thomas (Chair)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Membership Committees and working groupsIndustry

    Press / Media

    Charles Sturt Professor's bravery recognised with award nomination

    Cate Thomas

    28/08/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Universities urged to address STEM gender gap

    Cate Thomas

    01/08/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    'A gender gap in STEM exists, but policies to close it do not'

    Cate Thomas

    30/07/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Impacts

    Thesis impact

    Cate Thomas (Creator)

    Impact: Social Impact