About

Hyacinth Udah (PhD) is a Lecturer in Social Work and Human Services, and currently works in the College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University (JCU), Bebegu Yumba Campus in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

His latest research project titled “COVID-19 and mental well-being of international students in North Queensland” is examining the experience of life and learning, as well as mental wellbeing and coping strategies of international students in North Queensland during COVID 19 crisis. The findings will help formulate recommendations on how international students can be supported in crisis situations and improve student retention.

Teaching
  • WS2510: Interpersonal Practice (Level 2; TSV)
  • WS2512: Organisational Practice (Level 2; TSV)
  • WS3027: Social Welfare Practice with Children and Families (Level 3; TSV)
  • WS5005: Social Policy Analysis (Level 5; TSV)
  • WS5103: Community Development (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Critical social work
  • Race, and ethnicity
  • Migrants and refugees experiences of othering and discrimination
  • Whiteness and critical race theory
  • Social policy, health, mental health, and wellbeing of CALD Australians
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
  • Decoloniality, post coloniality and transformation
Teaching
  • Social policy and advocacy
  • Social justice and social change
  • Human rights, and anti-oppressive practice
  • Migration and Social work education
  • Organisational practice
  • Community work and critical pedagogy
  • Research methodology and methods
  • Decoloniality, post coloniality, anti-colonial practice and critical social work
  • Whiteness and critical race theory
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2016 - International Sociological Association Scholarship for PhD Students
Memberships
  • 2016 - International Sociological Association
  • 2012 - Australian Association of Social Workers
Publications

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  • 4.269, Social Sciences (Townsville campus)
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