Study area: Community and Human Services/Social Work
Location: Mt Helen Campus, H Building, Room H248
Video: Meet Michelle
Master of Social Work – Monash University - 2010
Graduate Certificate in Social Science (Male Family Violence) – Swinburne University of Technology - 2007
Bachelor of Social Work –Deakin University - 1999
Bachelor of Arts (Community Development) – Victoria University of Technology - 1994
- Bachelor of Community & Human Services
- Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
- Social Work Practice with Groups and Communities (MSWPG7108)
- Contemporary Social Work Theories and Models (MSWPG7201)
- Theories and Models of Practice (CHSUG1003)
Michelle is a Social Worker lecturing in the Community and Human Services and Social Work courses at Federation University. Michelle is also currently completing her PhD as part of the Central Highlands Children and Youth Area Partnership (CHCYAP) research collaboration. Prior to commencing her academic career, Michelle worked in the areas of women’s health, domestic family violence and the prevention of violence against women. Her experience has included training development and delivery, project management and leadership roles as well as direct case work.
Areas of expertise
Michelle is a Social Worker interested in the relationship between research, theory and practice. She is committed to participatory and collaborative research methods that capture the knowledge and expertise of the community. Her professional expertise are in the areas of gender, domestic family violence and the prevention of violence against women. Michelle works from a feminist perspective that explores how systems and structures of disadvantage impact on the experiences of individuals and communities.
Michelle is currently completing her PhD as part of the Central Highlands Children and Youth Area Partnership (CHCYAP) research collaboration. Her research entitled: “I’ve got something to say and I need you to listen”: A photovoice study with women who have experienced family violence is a partnership between Federation University, Berry Street and the Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee to improve services for women and children who have experienced family violence in the Central Highlands region of Victoria. The research uses photovoice, a feminist participatory research method, to gather the insights and knowledge of women with children who have experienced family violence.
Patil, T., Hunt, M., Cooper, K., & Townsend, R. (2020). Developing a case-based experiential learning model at a program level in a regional university: Reflections on the developmental process. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 60(2), 225.
Our Watch (2017). Putting the prevention of violence against women into practice. Melbourne: Our Watch. (Contributing author acknowledgement).
Hunt, M. (2012). Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee: Inquiry into Sexting. Paper submitted and presented on request at hearing.
Hunt, M. (2018, July). Breaking through using photovoice. Paper presented at the Sharing our Knowledge: HDR Conference, Federation University, Ballarat.
Hunt, M. (2016, November). Change the Story: A shared framework for primary prevention. Presented at the Central Coast Connexions Conference, Terrigal, NSW.
Holmes, S. & Hunt, M. (2016, October). Change the Story: A national framework for preventing violence before it occurs. Paper presented at the 21st Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International Conference, Melbourne.
Hunt, M. (2016, October). Change the Story: A shared framework for primary prevention. Presented at the ANROWS Action Research Support workshop, Perth.
Hunt, M. (2014, October) Act@Work: Challenging sexism, discrimination and violence against women. Presented at the Violence Prevention - It's Everybody's Business Conference, Bendigo, Victoria.
Hunt, M. (2013, May). The Digital World: A new space for old injustice. Presented at the 7th Australian Women’s Health Conference, Sydney
- Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)