School of Education

Ottmann, Goetz, Dr

Position:  Senior Lecturer
Study area:  
Social Work
Location:
Berwick Campus, Room 212, Building 901

Phone: 61 3 43137993
Email:
g.ottmann@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying) - University of New England - 2020
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Australian National University - 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - La Trobe University - 1994

Teaching

Programs

  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
  • Bachelor of Human Services and Social Entrepreneurship

Courses

  • Social Work Practice with Groups and Communities (MSWPG7108)
  • Social Work Research (MSWPG7211)
  • Social Policy and Social Change (CHSUG2005)

Biography

Goetz Ottmann is a Social Work lecturer working in the School of Arts at the Berwick campus. Goetz joined Federation University Australia in 2021. Previous to Federation Uni, he worked at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in the Department of Social Work, Deakin University where he was affiliated with Nursing and Midwifery and LaTrobe University where he was a research fellow at Austin Health. He completed post-doctoral fellowships at LaTrobe University (Sociology) and New York University (Cultural Studies).

Areas of expertise

Over the past 15 years, Goetz has worked as researcher and lecturer focusing on a range of Social work topics ranging from aged and disability care, social policy and citizenship, to research methods and social theory.

His current research interests include the securitisation of social policies as a result of viral pandemics, the impact of COVID-19 on the post-welfare state, and the potential re-valorisation of social work and front-line workers more generally in this context.

Research interests

  • Aged care
  • Disability Support
  • Social and Social Work Theory
  • Social Policy
  • Research Methods

Supervision

Goetz has supervised some 90+ students successfully completing their Honours, Masters, and PhD research.

Recent Publications

Books

    • Noble, C. and Ottmann, G., (eds.) The Challenge of Right-Wing Nationalist Populism for Social Work: A Human Rights Approach. London: Routledge 2020.
    • Ottmann, G. Bouncing Back Later in Life: How to Build Resilience and Lead a More Fulfilling Life. Ballarat: Connor Court Publishing, Australia. 2013.
    • Ottmann, G. Democracy in the Making: Municipal Reforms, Civil Society, and the Brazilian Workers’ Party. Haupaugge, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers. 2009.
    • Ottmann, G. Lost for Words: Brazilian Grassroots Activism in the 1990s, Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press. 2002.

Book Chapters

    • Ottmann, G., Surveillance, Sanctions, and Behaviour-Modification in the name of Far-Right Nationalism: The Rise of Authoritarian ‘Welfare’, in The Challenge of Right-Wing Nationalist Populism for Social Work: A Human Rights Approach, Noble, C. and Ottmann, G., (eds.). London: Routledge 2020.
    • Noble, C., and Ottmann, G., Right-Wing Nationalist Populism and Social Work, In The Challenge of Right-Wing Nationalist Populism for Social Work: A Human Rights Approach, Noble, C. and Ottmann, G., (eds.). London: Routledge 2020.
    • Ottmann, G., and Silva Brito, I., Giorgio Agamben – Sovereign power, bio-politics and the totalitarian tendencies within societies. In The Routledge Handbook of Critical Pedagogies for Social Work, Morley, C., Ablett, P., Noble, C., Cowden, S. (eds.). London: Routledge. 2019.
    • Silva Brito, I. and Ottmann, G., Refractory inventions: The incubation of Rival Epistemologies on the Margins of Brazilian Social Work. In Disrupting Whiteness in Social Work, Tascon, S. and Ife, J. (eds.), London: Routledge. 2019
    • Noble, C. and Ottmann, G., Alain Touraine: The politics of collective action. In The Routledge Handbook of Critical Pedagogies for Social Work, Morley, C., Ablett, P., Noble, C., Cowden, S. (eds.). London: Routledge. 2019.
    • Noble, C. and Ottmann, G., Social Work in Australia: Context, Content and Challenges. Social Work in the 21st Century: Challenges for Academic and Professional Training. Nieto-Morales, C. (ed.). Madrid, Dykinson. 2018.
    • Ottmann, G. Chapter 4: Systems of Health Care Delivery. Tabbner’s Nursing Care: Theory & Practice 7th edition. G. Koutoukidis, J. Hughson and K. Stainton. Melbourne, Elsevier Australia. 2016 (updated in 2018 and 2020).

Recent Articles

    • Ottmann G, Noble C, Ethnic Nationalist Populism, Human Rights, and Social Work. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. 2018, Vol. 3: 1-9 (DOI: 10.1007/s41134-018-0066-3).
    • Ottmann, G, Exploring Community-Based Aged Care with Aboriginal Elders in three Regional and Remote Australian Communities: A qualitative study. Social Work & Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory. 2018; Volume 1(1): online.
    • Koeck, C., and Ottmann, G, Placement interviews at the interface of cultural diversity and standardised requirements. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education. 2018; 20(1): 108-21. ISSN: 1329-0584.
    • Douglas T, Redley B, Ottmann G, The need to know: The information needs of parents of infants with an intellectual disability – a qualitative study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2017; online (doi:10.1111/jan.13321).
    • Ottmann G, McVilly K, Anderson J, Chapman J, Karlyawasam I, Roy A, et al. Barriers and Enablers to Safeguarding Children and Adults within a Disability Services Context: Insights from an Australian Study. Social Policy and Administration. 2017; 51(3): 488-510 (DOI: 10.1111/spol.12189).
    • Mohebbi M, Sanagou M, Ottmann, G, Key design considerations using a cohort stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial in evaluating community-based interventions: Lessons learnt from an Australian domiciliary aged care intervention evaluation. International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research. 2017; online (doi:10.6000/1929-6029.2017.06.03.4).
    • Douglas T, Redley B, Ottmann G, The first year: the support needs of parents caring for a child with an intellectual disability. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2016, online (doi: 10.1111/jan.13321).
    • Ottmann G, Maragoudaki M. 'I walk from trouble': exploring safeguards with adults with intellectual disabilities - and Australian qualitative study. Disability and Society. 2016; Volume 31(1):47-63.
    • Li S, Pathirana P, Galea M, Ottmann G, Khan F. Quantitative Assessment of ADL: A Pilot Study of Upper Extremity Reaching Tasks. Journal of Sensors. 2015; Volume 2015, Article ID 236474(1-13).
    • Street AF, Ottmann G, Considine J, Livingstone T, Kent B. Advance Care Planning for older people in Australia presenting to the emergency department from the community or residential aged care facilities. Health & Social Care in the Community. 2015;23(5):513-22.
    • Ottmann G, Maragoudaki M. Fostering Resilience Later in Life: A narrative approach involving people facing disabling circumstances, carers, and members of minority groups. Ageing and Society. 2014;35(10):2071-99.
    • Ottmann G, Mohebbi M. Self-Directed Community Services for Older Australians: A Stepped Capacity Building Approach. Health & Social Care in the Community. 2014; 22(6):598-611.
    • Ottmann G, Mohebbi M, Millicer A. Client self-assessment in community aged care: A comparative study involving older Australians and their case managers. SAGE Open. 2014; 4(1): online.
    • Street M, Considine J, Livingstone T, Kent B, Ottmann G. In-reach nursing services improve older patient outcomes and access to emergency care. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 2014; 34(2):115-20.
    • Allen J, Ottmann G, Roberts G. Multi-professional communication for older people in transitional care: A review of the literature. International Journal of Older People Nursing. 2013; 8(4):253-69.
    • Allen J, Ottmann G, Roberts G. Communication pathways in community aged care: An Australian study. International Journal of Older People Nursing. 2013; 8(3):226-35.
    • Ottmann G, Allen J, Feldman P. A systematic narrative review of consumer-directed care for older people: implications for model development. Health & Social Care in the Community. 2013; 21(6):563-81.
    • Ottmann G, Crosbie J. Mixed methods approaches in open-ended, qualitative, exploratory research involving people with intellectual disabilities: A comparative methods study. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. 2013; 17(3):182-97.
    • Piil K, Rasmussen B, Ottmann G, Kolbaek R. The impact of the expanded nursing practice on professional identity in Denmark. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice. 2012; 26(6):329-35.
    • Laragy C, Ottmann G. Towards a framework for implementing individual funding based on an Australian case study. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. 2011; 8(1):18-27.
    • Ottmann G, Allen J, Laragy C, Feldman P. Coproduction in Practice: Participatory Action Research to Develop a Model of Community Aged Care. Systemic Practice and Action Research. 2011; 24(5):413-27.
    • Ottmann G, Laragy C. Developing Consumer-Directed Care for People with a Disability: Ten lessons for User Participation in Health and Community Care Policy and Program Development. Australian Health Review. 2010; 34(1):390-94.
    • Ottmann G, Laragy C, Haddon M. Experiences of disability Consumer-Directed Care users in Australia: Results from a longitudinal qualitative study. Health & Social Care in the Community. 2009; 17(5):466-75.
    • Ottmann G, Laragy C, Damonze G. Consumer Participation in Designing Community Based Consumer-Directed Disability Care: Lessons from a Participatory Action Research-Inspired Project. Systemic Practice and Action Research. 2009; 22(1):31-44.
    • Ottmann G, Street AF. Ten lessons for developing a health information website. Australian Health Review. 2007; 31(4):523-6.
    • Street AF, Swift K, Annells M, Woodruff R, Glidden T, Oakley A, et al. Developing a web-based information resource for palliative care: an action-research inspired approach. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2007; 7(26):7-26.
    • Street AF, Ottmann G. Addressing Online Information Needs in Palliative Care: An action research-inspired approach. Systemic Practice and Action Research. 2006; 20(2):151-65

Reports

    • Gubeissi L, Yang Z, Rizzo B, Ottmann G, Artful Inclusion: Evaluation of two Socio-cultural Projects. Sydney: ACAP 2017.
    • Zheng F Y, Kat, R, Ottmann, G Enablers and Barriers to Corporate Social Responsibility: A Qualitative Study. Sydney: ACAP 2017.
    • Ottmann G. Engaging of Older People in Experience-Based, Co-Design: A Summary Report of Existing Literature Reviews. Melbourne: Goetz Ottmann & Associates, 2016.
    • Ottmann G, Wilson E, Watson J, Frawley P, Balandin S. Summary of Literature Reviews and Recent Australian Reports Focusing on Supported Decision Making, . Burwood VIC: School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, 2016.
    • Millicer A, Ottmann G, Bates M. Choices in Community Aged Care: Final Report. Melbourne, VIC: Uniting Care Life Assist/Deakin University Research Partnership, 2015.
    • Ottmann G. Choices in Residential Aged Care: Final Report. Melbourne: Goetz Ottmann & Associates, 2015.
    • Ottmann G, Millicer A, Bates A. CHOICES in Community Aged Care: Final Report. Glen Waverley: Uniting Care Life Assist/Deakin University Research Partnership, QPS, 2015.
    • Ottmann G, Millicer A, Blakey B, Maragoudaki M, Priestley C. CHOICES in Self-Directed Aged Care: Phase 1 Outcome Report. Melbourne, VIC: Uniting Care Life Assist/Deakin University Research Partnership, 2015
    • Ottmann G, McVilly K, Anderson J, Chapman J, Karlyawasam I, Roy A, et al. Safeguarding Children and Adults with Disabilities in Disability Services: A Delphi Study. Melbourne: Centre for Evidence-Based Safeguarding of Children with Disabilities (CESOC), UCCO/Deakin University Research Partnership, 2014.
    • Ottmann G, Millicer A, Blakey B, Maragoudaki M, Priestley C. CHOICES in Consumer-Directed Aged Care: Phase 1 Outcome Report. Melbourne: Uniting Care Life Assist/Deakin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, QPS, 2014.
    • Ottmann G, Weerasuriya R, Nolan A. Virtual Reality Gaming interventions for frail older people in a domiciliary setting: A systematic narrative review of virtual technologies involving physical exercise that promote the health and wellbeing of frail older people. Melbourne: Uniting Care Life Assist/Deakin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, QPS, 2014.
    • Ottmann G, McVilly K, Anderson J, Karlyawasam I, Roy A, Satari N, et al. Safeguarding Children and Adults with Disabilities: Interim Report Phase 1 - National Delphi Study. Melbourne: UCCO/Deakin University Research Partnership, QPS, 2013
    • Ottmann G, Priestley C. How to Include Community Care Participants in the Measurement of Service Outcomes. Melbourne: UCCO/Deakin Research Partnership, QPS, 2013.
    • Ottmann G, Crosbie J. What are the most important issues in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities? A comparative methods study. Melbourne: Uniting Care Community Options/Deakin University Research Partnership, 2012 August 2012. Report No.
    • Ottmann G, Laragy C. People at Centre Stage: Stakeholder Summary Report. Melbourne: UCCO/Deakin University QPS, 2012.
    • Ottmann G, Laragy C, Allen J. People at Centre Stage: Evaluation Summary Report. Melbourne: UnitingCare Community Options/Deakin University Research Partnership 2012 November. Report No.
    • Ottmann G, Maragoudaki M. Bouncing Back Later in Life: Building Resilience with Older People. Melbourne: UCCO/Deakin University QPS, 2012.
    • Ottmann G, McVilly K, Anderson J. Safeguarding Children with a Disability Aged 0-9 Years and Children with Communication Issues. Melbourne: UCCO/Deakin University QPS, 2012.
    • Ottmann G, Millicer A. Client self-assessment in community aged care: A comparative study involving older Australians and their case managers. Melbourne: UCCO/Deakin University QPS, 2012.
    • Allen J, Ottmann G, Roberts G, Brown R, Rasmussen B. ‘The tricks of the trade’: Enablers and barriers to multidisciplinary communication in transition to care for older people Melbourne VIC: Deakin University, 2011.
    • Ottmann G, Laragy C, Allen J, Feldman P. People at Centre Stage: Interim Report of the Development Phase. Melbourne, VIC: UCCO/Deakin Research Partnership, 2011.
    • Ottmann G, Allen J, Feldman P. Self-Directed Community Aged Care for People with Complex Needs: A Literature Review. Melbourne: Uniting Care Community Options/Deakin University QRM, 2009.
    • Ottmann G. Evidence-informed 'Good Practice' Dementia Care in the Community. Melbourne: Uniting Care Community Options, 2008.
    • Ottmann G. Evidence-informed ‘good practice’ Mental Health Respite Care. Melbourne: Uniting Care Community Options, 2007.
    • Ottmann G, Dickson J, Wright P. Social Connectedness and Health: a Literature Review. Melbourne: Uniting Care Community Options, 2006.treet AF, Ottmann G. State of the Science Review of Advance Care Planning Models. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing with the Respecting Patient Choices Program, 2006.
    • Street AF, Ottmann G. State of the Science Review of Advance Care Planning Models. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing with the Respecting Patient Choices Program, 2006.
    • Street AF, Ottmann G. Improving consumer and health professional access to comprehensive, accessible, evidence-based online information: Final Report. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2006.