Dr Lynda Shevellar

Lecturer

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
l.shevellar@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54927

Overview

Dr Lynda Shevellar joined The University of Queensland in 2009. Based in the School of Social Science, she teaches in the field of community development, mainly to postgraduate students within the Masters of Development Practice and the Graducate Certificate in Community Development. Lynda has previously held roles in government and the community sector, and is influenced by twenty-five years of experience in community development, the disability sector, mental health, education, and psychology. Lynda continues to work and volunteer in community, as part of the non-profit Community Praxis Co-op, and 'A Place to Belong' - a local mental health network.

Lynda's research explores three closely aligned agendas: understanding the experience of people who live with heightened vulnerability; developing the awareness, agency and capacity of community to respond to social disadvantage; and aligning community development theory and education to inform practice in working alongside people who live with heightened vulnerability. Her most recent projects have explored the role of day-centres in the lives of people who are homeless, tenancy security for people with severe and persistent mental health issues, the potential of cooperatives in employment of people with disabilities, and radicalising community development through popular education. She is currently engaged in a project to explore support for the mental health and wellbeing of international university students.

Research Impacts

Lynda has worked extensively with community groups and organisations providing training and development, program and service development, and evaluation. In addition to publishing in academic texts and presenting at academic conferences, Lynda also ensures her work is available in industry journals more regularly accessed by practitioners. She regularly presents at workshops and forums for practitioners and agencies and works closely with industry partners in the fields of disability, mental health, homelessness, and community development to ensure her work is rigorous, useful and accessible.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Education, Southern Cross University
  • Doctor of Philosphy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Shevellar, Lynda (2013). How do we get people to behave appropriately during disasters?. In: Peter Rekers, Barbara Ryan, Hamish McLean and Phil Nickerson, Emergency Media & Public Affairs Conference 2013: Conference Proceedings. EMPA 2013: 7th Annual Emergency Media and Public Affairs Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1-7). 2-4 June, 2013.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Dr Lynda Shevellar is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision