Sarah Redshaw

PhD, Research Fellow/Social Researcher

  • Charles Sturt University Panorama Avenue BATHURST NSW


  • 143 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr Sarah Redshaw has developed and conducted research projects for over 18 years, including as an ARC postdoctoral research fellow with the Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney on the ARC Linkage Transforming Drivers project, senior researcher at the Kids Research Institute, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and research fellow in sociology at Macquarie University. She also worked as a social researcher community connections and resilience research with Dr Valerie Ingham at Charles Sturt University and in Public Health at the University of Technology Sydney. She has published a number of papers and a book, In the Company of Cars: Driving as a Social and Cultural Practice (Ashgate, 2008), from her studies on the social and cultural aspects of young people’s engagement with cars, and on a number of health-related projects including Community Connections, B SAFE, Bereavement Support in Community Nursing, Heartbeads, and Measuring the Outcomes of Case Managed Community Care. She is currently a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University working with academics across a range of projects.

Research Interests

  • Community resilience and community organisations
  • Social capital and support networks – bonding, bridging and linking capital
  • Mobiltiies and cultural practices
  • Qualitative research
  • Relational sociology

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Spinoza and an Ethics of Expression), University of Western Sydney


Award Date: 01 Mar 2003

Graduate Certificate (Health Services Research and Development), University of Wollongong


Master of Arts (Philosophy), Macquarie University


Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) (Honours), Macquarie University


External positions

Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Mar 2012 → …

Senior Researcher, Sydney Children's Hospital


Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Western Sydney


Research Associate and Research Fellow, University of Western Sydney


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Research Output

Evoking memories: Displacing the fear of technology

Gates-Stuart, E., Bramble, M., de Lima, R., Higgins, B., McKenzie, C., Dowdeswell, S., Lewis, R. & Redshaw, S., 24 Dec 2019, In : Fusion Journal. 16, p. 21-33 12 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Systematic review of qualitative evaluations of reentry programs addressing problematic drug use and mental health disorders amongst people transitioning from prison to communities

    Kendall, S., Redshaw, S., Ward, S., Wayland, S. & Sullivan, E., Mar 2018, In : Health and Justice. 6, 4, p. 1-11 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Public event
    • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation

    eXtended Reality Centre (XRC) Industry Day

    Eleanor Stuart (Organiser), , Sarah Redshaw (Organiser), , Elizabeth Wulff (Organiser), , Andrew Hagan (Speaker), , Zeynep Tacgin (Speaker), , Rafael de Lima (Speaker), , Eleanor Stuart (Speaker), , Kumar Raghav (Speaker), , Bruce Pennay (Speaker), , Paul Grover (Speaker), , Jonathan Medway (Speaker), , Sam Bowker (Speaker), , Ashad Kabir (Speaker), , Bernard Higgins (Speaker), , Ilena Young (Participant), , Erica Yates (Speaker), & Michael Friend (Speaker)

    24 Oct 2019

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

    eXtended Reality Centre (XRC) Industry Day

    Eleanor Stuart (Organiser), Sarah Redshaw (Organiser), Elizabeth Wulff (Organiser), Andrew Hagan (Speaker), James (Uncle) Ingram (Invited speaker), Michael Friend (Invited speaker), Trent Dean (Speaker), Rachael Bryant (Speaker), Sam Bowker (Speaker), Dominic Kennedy (Speaker), Jonathan Medway (Speaker), Marily Cintra (Speaker), Bernard Higgins (Speaker), Tim Gentle (Speaker), Dev Mukherjee (Speaker), Donovan Jones (Speaker), Melanie Randall (Speaker), Eleanor Stuart (Speaker) & Annette Davies (Participant)

    11 Dec 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic eventIndustry


    Blue Mountains Bushfire Plan - Hansard mention

    Trish Doyle (Presenter), Sarah Redshaw (Creator), Valerie Ingham (Creator), Kath Harrison (Creator), Toni Quigley (Creator), MaryLou Keating (Creator) & Jenny Bigelow (Creator)

    Impact: Economic Impact, Public policy Impact, Social Impact, Public policy Impact

    Measuring the Outcomes of Case Managed Community Care Towards a practical instrument for Australian home support

    Sarah Redshaw (Participant), Sarah Redshaw (Participant) & Michael Fine (Participant)

    Impact: Public policy Impact, Quality of life Impact, Social Impact