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