Dr Maree Petersen

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Maree's research interests are closely aligned with her background as a social work practitioner, in particular working with older people. Her doctoral research drew from practice dilemmas and explored the distinctive geographies of purpose built residential complexes. Maree's interest in the living environments of older people continues in her current research projects concerned with older people and homelessness, rural service provision, housing and wellbeing as well as long standing interest in retirement villiages and residential care facilities.

Research Interests

  • Older people and homelessness
  • Older people in marginal housing
  • Older people's living environments including purpose built accommodation and community living
  • Rural Service provision for older people
  • Living (and food) in aged care facilities
  • Gerontological theory

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Social Work, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Work, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Jones, Andrew and Petersen, Maree (2014). Older people. In Chris Chamberlain, Guy Johnson and Catherine Robinson (Ed.), Homelessness in Australia, an introduction (pp. 135-154) Sydney, NSW, Australia: NewSouth Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Petersen, M. (2012). A geography of older women at risk of homelessness in Brisbane, Queensland. In: 6th Australasian Housing Researcher's Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (). 8-10 February 2012.

  • Petersen, M. (2012). Older Australians experiencing homelessness. In: Abstracts of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference. 45th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Brisbane, Australia, (45-45). 20-23 November 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00655.x

  • Petersen, M. (2010). The making of home in a residential complex. In: Abstracts of the 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology. 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Hobart , Tas., Australia, (32-32). 17-19 November 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00481.x

  • Petersen, M., Wilson, J., Wright, O. and Capra, S. (2010). Understanding food in aged care facilities: Findings from a case study  . In: Australasian Journal on Ageing: Abstracts of the 43rd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology. 43rd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology. Islands of Ageing: Building Bridges for people, policy and practice, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (32-32). 17-19 November 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00481.x

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)