About the researchers
Chief Investigator - Dr Paulina Billett B.Arts (Hons), PhD (Wollongong), GCHE (La Trobe).
Dr Paulina Billett is a lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Social Inquiry at LaTrobe University, Bendigo, Victoria. Her research centers on women and young people. Her current projects explore issues of identity formation and lived experience. Dr Billett has presented and published articles on violence against young women, youth social capital, ethics in youth research and youth place and space both nationally and internationally. She has recently completed a book examining the impact of infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology on Women's identity and intimate relationships for Palgrave Macmillan press.
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T: +61 3 5444 7241
Investigator - Dr Rochelle Fogelgarn B.Arts, Dip Ed (Sec), M.Teach, EdD.
Dr Rochelle Fogelgarn is a lecturer in teacher education La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia. After more than twenty years of teaching and school leadership, Rochelle moved into teacher education, specializing in classroom management, creating and supporting safe, inclusive and engaging classrooms, developing teacher readiness and reflexive professional practice. Her doctoral research investigated what sustains expert teachers’ practice in an increasingly challenging workplace.
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T: +61 3 9479 2641
Research Assistant - Ms Caroline Lyall
Ms Caroline Lyall is a graduate researcher in Sociology in the Department of Social Inquiry at La Trobe University, Bundoora. Her research interests include mental health and young adults. Her research broadly covers university students with mental health conditions, help-seeking, social connection and disclosure.
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