Select Publications

Book Chapters

Smyth C; Hamilton M, 2020, 'Young carers', in The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119171492.wecad418

Journal articles

Smyth C; Cullen P; Breckenridge J; Cortis N; valentine K, 2021, 'COVID-19 lockdowns, intimate partner violence and coercive control', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 56, pp. 359 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.162

Cortis N; Smyth C; valentine K; Breckenridge J; Cullen P, 2021, 'Adapting Service Delivery during COVID-19: Experiences of Domestic Violence Practitioners', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 51, pp. 1779 - 1798, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcab105

Smyth C; Cortis N; Powell A, 2021, 'University staff and flexible work: inequalities, tensions and challenges', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol. 43, pp. 489 - 504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2020.1857504

valentine K; Smyth C; Newland J, 2019, '‘Good enough’ parenting: Negotiating standards and stigma', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 68, pp. 117 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.07.009

Cortis N; Smyth C; Wade C; Katz I, 2018, 'Changing practice cultures in statutory child protection: Practitioners' perspectives', Child and Family Social Work, vol. 24, pp. 50 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12580

Smyth CA, 2017, 'Maximising advantage in the preschool years: Parents’ resources and strategies', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 42, pp. 65 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.23965/AJEC.42.3.08

Smyth C, 2015, 'Getting Ahead in the Preschool Years: An Analysis of a Preschool Enrichment and Entertainment Market', Sociology, vol. 50, pp. 731 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038515577916

Smyth C; Craig L, 2015, 'Conforming to intensive parenting ideals: willingness, reluctance and social context', Families, Relationships and Societies, vol. 6, pp. 107 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204674315X14393034138937

Craig L; Powell A; Smyth C, 2014, 'Towards intensive parenting? Changes in the composition and determinants of mothers and fathers' time with children 1992-2006', British Journal of Sociology, vol. 65, pp. 555 - 579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12035

Smyth C, 2014, 'Boost your preschooler's brain power! An analysis of advice to parents from an Australian government-funded website', Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 45, pp. 10 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2014.03.011

Smyth C; Blaxland M; Cass B, 2011, ''So that's how I found out I was a young carer and that I actually had been a carer most of my life'. Identifying and supporting hidden young carers', Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 14, pp. 145 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2010.506524

Smyth C; Cass B; Hill T, 2011, 'Children and young people as active agents in care-giving: agency and constraint', Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 33, pp. 509 - 514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.05.009

Smyth C; Michail S, 2010, 'Exploring Young Carers’ Agency', Qualitative Research Journal, vol. 10, pp. 36 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.3316/QRJ1002036

Cass B; Blaxland M; Smyth C, 2008, '‘So that’s how I found out I was a young carer and that I actually had been a carer most of my life.’ Identifying and supporting hidden young carers', Family Tax Benefit Part B: Where to from here?, vol. 14, pp. 145 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2010.506524

Smyth C; Mchugh MH, 2006, 'Exploring the dimensions of professional fostering: carers` perceptions of their fostering role', Children Australia, vol. 31 (1), pp. 12 - 20

Conference Papers

Smyth C; Cass B; Blaxland M, 2008, 'So that’s how I found out I was a young carer and that I actually had been a carer most of my life.’ Identifying and supporting hidden young carers', in So that’s how I found out I was a young carer and that I actually had been a carer most of my life.’ Identifying and supporting hidden young carers, Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, Australia, presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, Australia, -

Conference Presentations

Smyth C; Katz I, 2018, '‘Implementing No Jab, No Pay: Policy Considerations’', presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 25 September 2018 - 27 July 2018

Smyth C; Katz I, 2018, '‘Supporting Settlement: Balancing Obligations with ‘Putting Australia First’', presented at XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada., 15 July 2018 - 21 July 2018

valentine K; Fotheringham M; Zmudzki F; Smyth C, 2017, 'Reporting on reforms to the NSW Specialist Homelessness Services Program', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, 25 September 2017 - 27 September 2017

valentine K; Katz I; Cortis N; Smyth C; Cassells R; Eastman C; Shlonsky A; Duncan A, 2015, 'Determining the impact of child protection reforms: Lessons from the evaluation of Keep Them Safe', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 28 September 2015 - 30 September 2015

Cortis N; Katz I; Smyth C; valentine K; Wade C, 2015, 'Putting practice first? Practitioners’ perspectives on the implementation of a child-centred model of child protection practice in NSW', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW Sydney, Australia, 28 September 2015 - 30 September 2015

Smyth C, 2013, '‘Fostering children’s cognitive development in the preschool years: The message and the uptake', presented at Ciara Smyth, Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW Sydney, Australia, 16 September 2013 - 18 September 2013

Smyth C, 2011, 'Exploring parental responsibility for children’s cognitive development', presented at Ciara Smyth, Monitoring Parents: Science, Evidence, Experts and the New Parenting Culture, University of Kent, UK, 13 September 2011 - 14 September 2011

Michail S; Hamilton M; Smyth C, 2009, 'Reflections on participatory techniques in young carer research: Some lessons learned', presented at Samia Michail, Myra Hamilton and Ciara Smyth. 2nd International Conference of the International Society of Child Indicators, University of Western Sydney, Australia, 04 November 2009 - 05 November 2009

Thomson C; Hill T; Smyth C; Cass B, 2009, 'I’m just helping out the family: profiling hidden young carers', presented at Cathy Thomson, Trish Hill, Ciara Smyth and Bettina Cass, Australian Social Policy Conference,, University of New South Wales 8-10 July, 2009, 08 July 2009 - 10 July 2020

Smyth C; Michail S, 2009, 'Exploring young carers’ active agency', presented at , Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 08 July 2009 - 10 July 2009

Cass B; Brennan D; Thomson CM; Hill T; Michail S; Purcal C; Smyth C, 2008, 'Young Carers: Identifying supportive policies and programs - some ideas from the field', presented at Young Carers Workshop, Sydney, 02 December 2008

Smyth C; Cass B; Blaxland M, 2008, 'So that’s how I found out I was a young carer and that I actually had been a carer most of my life.’ Identifying and supporting hidden young carers', presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 09 July 2008 - 11 July 2008

Smyth C, 2008, 'Accessing combinations of informal and formal support services: The case of young carers in Australia: Who bears the costs of care-giving?', presented at Social Care Workshop, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 18 February 2008 - 19 February 2008

Cass B; Smyth C, 2007, 'Children and young people as active agents: Considering the case of young carers', presented at Academy of Social Sciences in Australia Workshop, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 11 October 2007 - 12 October 2007

Cass B; Smyth C, 2007, 'The costs of care/the benefits of care: a precarious balance? Considering the case of young carers', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, , University of New South Wales 11-13 July., 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007

Smyth C; McHugh M, 2005, 'Exploring the dimensions of professionalising fostering: Carers’ perceptions of their fostering role', presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 09 February 2005 - 11 February 2005

Reports

Smyth C; Cortis N; Cama E; Giuntoli G; Breckenridge J; valentine K, 2020, Evaluation of 1800RESPECT – Final Report, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5e4f1f2561956, https://plan4womenssafety.dss.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/1800RESPECT-Evaluation_20200219-wp-4496.pdf

Robinson S; valentine K; Newton BJ; Smyth C; Parmenter N, 2020, Violence prevention and early intervention for mothers and children with disability: Building promising practice, ANROWS, Sydney, https://www.anrows.org.au/project/mothers-and-children-with-disability-using-early-intervention-services-identifying-and-sharing-promising-practice/

Smyth C; Katz I, 2019, OCHRE Local Decision Making Accords: Illawarra Wingecarribee Alliance Aboriginal Corporation, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 10/19, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5ce343832ba2c

Cortis N; Smyth C; Powell A, 2018, A flexible workplace for all? Staff perspectives on flexible work at UNSW, UNSW

Smyth CA; Gendera S; Giuntoli G; Hill T; Katz I; Asante D, 2017, Evaluation of Settlement Grants - Final report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 12/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5a370bda48d3c, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/10_2017/compliance_guidelines-pdf_evaluation_of_se.pdf

valentine K; Zmudzki F; Fotheringham M; Smyth C, 2017, Early Review of the Specialist Homelessness Services Program, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 03/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59b1ef6c9d297

Smyth CA; Katz I, 2016, Child Protection and Respectful Relationships Education and Best Practice in School Settings – Literature Review & Stakeholder Consultation, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney

Wade C; Mildon R; Shlonsky A; Katz I; valentine K; Eastman C; Cortis N; Smyth CA; Forbes F, 2016, Practice First Evaluation Report, NSW Department of Family and Community Services, https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/412662/Full-report-Practice-First-Evaluation-Final-Report.PDF

valentine K; Katz I; Smyth C; Bent C; Rinaldis S; Wade C; Albers B, 2016, Key Elements of Child Safe Organisations – Research Study, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney, http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/getattachment/5d988506-a260-4b7a-b5bc-4f5555f2d2ca/Key-Elements-of-Child-Safe-Organisations, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/file-list/research_report_-_key_elements_of_child_safe_organisations_research_study_-_prevention.pdf

Cassells R; Cortis N; Duncan A; Eastman C; Gao G; Giuntoli G; Katz I; Keegan M; Macvean M; Mavisakalyan A; Shlonsky A; Skattebol J; Smyth C; valentine K, 2014, Keep Them Safe Outcomes Evaluation: Final Report, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Sydney

Eastman C; Hill T; Newland J; Smyth C; valentine K, 2014, Thriving in Adversity: A positive deviance study of safe communities for children, SPRC Report Series, SPRC Report 30/2014

Muir K; Hilferty F; Katz I; Mitrou F; Christensen D; Smyth C; Zubrick S; Lawrence D, 2013, Independent evaluation of the headspace program: Evaluation Framework, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney

Cass B; Smyth C; Hill T; Blaxland M; Hamilton M, 2009, Young carers in Australia, Deapartment of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Cass B; Smyth C; Hill T; Blaxland M; Hamilton M, 2009, Young carers in Australia: understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, Social Policy Research Paper, 38, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/05_2012/sprp_38.pdf

Hill T; Smyth C; Thomson C; Cass B, 2009, Young Carers: Their Characteristics and Geographical Distribution, National Youth Affairs Research Scheme, Canberra

Davidson RT; Spooner CJ; Fisher KR; Newton B; Dadich A; Smyth C; Tudball J; Flaxman S, 2008, Indigenous Research Strategy: Working better with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Reports, Report 14/08, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report14_08_SPRC_Indigenous_Strategy.pdf

Smyth C; Eardley AC, 2008, Out of home care for children in Australia: a review of literature and policy, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Reports, Report 3/08, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report3_08_Out_of_home_care.pdf


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