Dr Chris Laming
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Chris is a social worker who has worked oversees in community development projects, as well as developing a men’s behaviour change program in Gippsland, as part of an integrated response to family violence. Chris has taught at the Gippsland campus of Monash since 2002. His PhD, A Constructivist Approach to Challenging Men’s Violence Against Women, (http://repository.unimelb.edu.au/10187/2374) is published as Laming (2008) below.
- Men's violence against women and children
- Men's behaviour change programs
- Police and community integrated responses to family violence
- Group work and the application of Personal Construct Theory
- Responses to men's violence in developing countries
- Supporting the networklearning.org website for NGOs in developing countries
- Encouraging reflection in the welfare sector, about issues and concerns arising from practice situations, using the Practice Reflexions website
- Developing practice based research and evaluation methodologies
Current research projects
- Chief Investigator (CI) on an ARC Linkage project (2007-12) with the University of Melbourne, Victoria Police, Department of Human Services, Department of Victorian Communities and the Department of Justice, titled ‘Family Violence Reform: Using knowledge to Develop and Integrate Policy and Practice'. This project is now more widely known as SAFER (Safety and Accountability in Families: Evidence and Research).
- CI in the ‘Raising Voices' project, is part of the research partnership MOU between the Department of Human Services, Gippsland and Monash University, Gippsland. This project is researching communication patterns between staff and residents with disabilities.
- CI in the Realistic Evaluation of the CommUnity Walk Against Family Violence. A collaborative community education initiative between Aboriginal and mainstream services to challenge men's violence against women and children
- Laming, C. (2009) ‘Strengthening Governance to Stop Men’s Violence Against Women’ in Sharif As-Saber, Amita Singh, Raza Ahmed, and Jennifer Jalal (eds) Strenghtening Governance in the Asia-Pacific:Myths, Realities and Paradoxes. Delhi: Macmillan Publishers India
- Laming, C. (2009) ‘Knowledge sharing on Social and Community Welfare placements, using the MUSO discussion forum' pp 44-47 in B. Edmondson, P. Dearman, A. Whitley and A. Carr (eds.), Collected Wisdom: Off Campus Learning and Teaching Symposium. Churchill: OCLC
- Laming, C. (2008) Challenging Men’s Violence Against Women: A Constructivist Approach. Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller
- Laming, C. and Fontana, M. (2008) Family Safety: A Toolkit for Men. Churchill: OCLC
- Crinall, K. and Laming, C. (2008) Evaluation of the Structured Approach to Students @Risk Pilot Project. Churchill: OCLC
- Laming, C. and Davies, L. (2007) ‘The Aboriginal Men’s SHED (YAMS)’ in Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues. Vol 10. No 4 pp. 15-30
- Laming, C. and Fontana, M. (2007) ‘Men’s Behaviour Change in a Regional and Rural Context’ in New Community Quarterly. Vol 5. No 4. pp. 36-39
- Laming, Chris (2006) ‘Shedding Violent Expressions of Anger Constructively' in Peter Cummins (ed). Working with Anger. Chichester : John Wiley and sons.
Chris currently teaches in the following areas:
- Foundations of Interpersonal Practice SCW1303
- Case Management Theory and Practice SCW2303
- Management and Leadership in Human Services HSM4302
- Research Practicum HSM5302
Expert media commentary
Chris also currently co-supervises two students doing higher degrees by research. One in the area of men's violence against women and the other looking at suicide and resilience among Australian Indigenous men.