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Kirsten Macaitis

Senior Lecturer

About Kirsten

Kirsten Macaitis is a Senior Lecturer and Research Development Coordinator within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tabor Adelaide.

Kirsten is a passionate teacher and communicator, and enjoys engaging with students across a wide range of topics. She is also an experienced researcher in the areas of young people, sociology, spirituality and culture, and has expert research skills in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Kirsten is particularly interested in the relationship between religious and cultural experiences and how we can understand spirituality in a contemporary context.

Subjects Taught

Professional Ethics
Exploring Practices for Spiritual Formation
Theological Reflection in Life and Work
Theories of Youth
Social Geographies of Youth

Recent Publications

Macaitis, K. & Daughtry, P. (2016) A Storytelling Spirituality: in Daughtry, P. & Devenish, S. (eds) Burning Conversations. Spirituality for youth-work : New vocabulary, concepts and practices. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Hannes, K, Macaitis, K. (2012) A move to more systematic and transparent approaches in qualitative evidence synthesis: Update on a review of published papers. Qualitative Research, 12(4): 402-442.

Mavromaras, K, King, D, Macaitis, K (2011) Finding work: Homelessness and Employment. Australian Government’s Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Healy, J., McDonald, I., Macaitis, K., Mavromaras, K., and Sloane, P. (2011). Research Framework and Data Strategy, Australian Government, Fair Work Australia, Research Report no. 4/11, Melbourne (ISBN 978-0-9808491-4-1).

You can contact Kirsten on (08) 8373 8777


  • Senior Lecturer
  • Academic Quality & Research Dev. Coordinator


  • Has a morbid fear of collectable spoons, Loves musical theatre, Favourite food is Sandwiches



  • Doctorate of Philosophy (Sociology) Flinders University
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons) Sociology - First Class Flinders University
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Science Flinders University