I am a Torres Strait Islander woman with connection to the Murray Islands in the Torres Strait. Graduating with a degree in social work with first class honours in 2010 and obtaining an APA scholarship enabled the completion of my PhD from James Cook University in 2015. I am employed as a lecturer in the school of Social Work and Human Services. In the honours program my research focused on how Torres Strait Islanders’ experienced spirituality outside of place (Torres Strait). The PhD focused on the out-migration of Torres Strait Islanders from the region between 2001-2011 and the experience of resettlement on the Australian mainland following movement. Areas of interest include; internal migration and resettlement, spirituality, social-emotional health and wellbeing and climate change.
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- Journal Articles
- Mosby V (2014) Take a walk: a critical reflection on data gathering in remote island communities. Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 3 (2). pp. 1-11
- Mosby V (2012) Using metasynthesis to develop sensitising concepts to understand Torres Strait Islander migration. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: an interdisciplinary journal , 5 (1). pp. 1-18
- Current Funding
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Mind Australia - Contract Research
Proposal to Develop and Implement a Formative Evaluation of the Newly Established Cairns PARC Service
- Indicative Funding
- $31,835 over 2 years
- This proposal aims to work collaboratively with service managers and other key stakeholders to development and implement a formative evaluation plan for the newly established Cairns prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) service. The expected outcomes of the proposed evaluation are: * a description of the PARC service profile and service use characteristics; * a framework to facilitate continuous quality improvement of PARC; * ensure strategies are in place to collect data over the longer term to assess the extent to which the PARC model as it operates in Cairns constitutes value for money; and * provide additional pilot data for the proposed NHMRC Partnership Grant application.
- Komla Tsey, Irina Kinchin, Narayan Gopalkrishnan and Vinnitta Mosby in collaboration with Steve Morton, Margaret Grigg, Lisa Brophy and J Buchanan (College of Arts, Society & Education, Aust Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Centre, Mind Australia, The University of Melbourne and Cairns & Hinterland Health Service District)
- PARC (Prevention and Recovery Care); Mental Illness; Mental Health; Evaluation