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Ben Lohmeyer

Ben Lohmeyer is the Coordinator of the Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences (Youth Work) program at Tabor and he is also a Lecturer in that School. Ben is completing his PhD (Sociology) with Flinders University. Ben's current research project involves semi-structured interviews with young people involved with the child protection system, juvenile justice system and nonviolent direct action about their knowledge and experiences with violence and fair process. Prior to commencing his academic career, he worked for ten years as a youth worker with young people in a rang of settings around issues of violence, peace and justice.

Ben's research is located in a Critical Sociology of Youth with focus on young people's knowledge and experience of peace, justice and violence, through performative and participatory methodologies.

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Dr. Kirsten Macaitis

Kirsten's teaching style has been described as 'warm and enthusiastic' in the areas of sociology, spirituality, and research methods.

She has had a long history of working with young people, especially in the Christian Camping networks in South Australia, in addition to experience as a lecturer, researcher and postgraduate program coordinator.

She is passionate about communicating the importance of young people to understand their cultural context in order to enact positive change.

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Nicola Trenorden

Nicola comes to Tabor with almost 3 decades of work in the youth sector, predominantly in the non-government arena with a brief interlude in government with the Office for Youth. She have developed and managed a range of youth programs with asylum seekers, former refugees, Aboriginal and marginalised caucasian young people.

As a counsellor and clinical advisor she has a long history of youth work practise. My specialization is in trauma informed practice and experiential and expressive therapies. She is in the early stages of developing research related to young refugees that will eventually lead to a PhD.

Nicola holds a Bachelor degree in Social Science (Community Development/Youth Work, practice & policy), Post Graduate Certificate in Aboriginal Studies and a Masters in Counselling.

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Dr Phil Daughtry

Phil is Head of School, Humanities and Social Sciences and the director of the Centre for Contemporary Spirituality. His teaching and research areas are in relation to spirituality, its understanding in society, and relevance for everyday life and professional practice. His background is in youth work and through his academic role at Tabor he has made significant contributions to youth work education and the public promotion of youth work as a valid profession. Phil is appreciated by faculty and students as a grounded person and as an innovative and supportive manager and teacher. In recent years he has completed academic fellowships in university settings in Durham and London in the UK. He has recently published an important book on Spirituality for Youth Work (Cambridge Scholars, 2016) as co-editor and contributing author.

You can find out more about Phil, his interests, teaching practice and writing by viewing his portfolio here

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