I am a Research Associate and Tutor working within UniSA’s Justice and Society. I am passionate about conducting research with marginalised groups of people for whom social justice is too often denied. My doctoral study explored the meanings that older people attribute to protective factors that give them reasons and experiences to live following a suicide attempt. My other research interests traverse a wide range of health and social issues, including mental health peer support for young women at-risk, mental health and help-seeking from rural men and women, post-parental care transition for people ageing with intellectual disabilities, and the impact of nature-based group walking for people with severe and enduring mental... Read more
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I am a Research Associate and Tutor working within UniSA’s Justice and Society. I am passionate about conducting research with marginalised groups of people for whom social justice is too often denied. My doctoral study explored the meanings that older people attribute to protective factors that give them reasons and experiences to live following a suicide attempt. My other research interests traverse a wide range of health and social issues, including mental health peer support for young women at-risk, mental health and help-seeking from rural men and women, post-parental care transition for people ageing with intellectual disabilities, and the impact of nature-based group walking for people with severe and enduring mental illness. Collectively, this body of research is deeply connected to my approach to teaching and learning. I enjoy engaging our UniSA Social Work Masters students in the course Innovation and Research and also introducing our undergraduate Social Work students to the complexities within the Australian human service system, the roles and responsibilities of social workers, as well as helping students to develop proficiency with their academic writing and communication skills.
Doctor of Philosophy University of South Australia
Graduate Certificate in Research Methodologies University of South Australia
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) University of South Australia
Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) University of South Australia
Excludes commercial-in-confidence projects.
Research outputs for the last seven years are shown below. To see earlier years visit ORCID
Open access indicates that an output is open access.
Esterman, A, Warland, J & Deuter, K 2010, 'Using the right type of evidence to answer clinical questions', in M Courtney & H McCutcheon (ed.), Using evidence to guide nursing practice, 2, Elsevier, Australia, ch. 2, pp. 27-41.
Gillham, DM, McCutcheon, H, Deuter, KJ & Holasek, A 2009, 'Locating and appraising the evidence', in Mary Courtney & Helen McCutcheon, Using Evidence to Guide Nursing Practice, 2, Elsevier, Australia, pp. 77-95.
Moulding, N, Jarldorn, M & Deuter, K 2022, 'What do young women want? Using a qualitative survey to explore the potential for feminist-informed mental health peer support', Qualitative Social Work, online, pp. 1-18.
Wark, S, Bryant, L, Morales-Boyce, T & Deuter, K 2022, 'The juncture and disjuncture of service delivery systems in post-parental care planning for rural people with intellectual disabilities', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, online, pp. 1-11.
Open access 7 7 57
Open access 1
Open access 16 12 23
Open access 2
Jayasekara, R, Procter, N, Harrison, J, Skelton, K, Hampel, S, Draper, R & Deuter, K 2015, 'Cognitive behavioural therapy for older adults with depression: a review', Journal of Mental Health, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 168-171.
22 18 8
Deuter, K, Galley, P, Champion, A, Gordon, A, Halczuk, T, Jackson, A, Jones, A, Legg, L, Murison, J, Newman, C, Procter, N & Williamson, P 2013, 'Risk assessment and risk management: developing a model of shared learning in clinical practice', Advances in Mental Health, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 157-162.
Deuter, K, Procter, N & Rogers, J 2013, 'The emergency telephone conversation in the context of the older person in suicidal crisis : a qualitative study', Crisis: the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 262-272.
10 7 3
Hall, C, McCutcheon, H, Deuter, K & Matricciani, L 2012, 'Evaluating and improving a model of nursing care delivery: a process of partnership', Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 203-210.
Cummings, M, Hearse, N, McCutcheon, H & Deuter, K 2011, 'Improving antibiotic treatment outcomes through the implementation of a midline : piloting a change in practice for cystic fibrosis patients', Journal of Vascular Nursing, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 11-15.
Procter, N, Beutel, J, Deuter, K, Curren, D, de Crespigny, C & Simon, M 2011, 'The developing role of transition to practice programs for newly graduated mental health nurses', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 254-261.
Jayasekara, RS, Procter, N, Deuter, K & Hampel, S 2014, 'Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in older adults: Clinician and consumer views and perspectives', in C Kewley (ed.), 2nd Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2014), Global Science and Technology Forum, pp. 252-258.
External engagement & recognition
|Adelaide Metro Mental Health Directorate||AUSTRALIA|
|Adelaide Metro Mental Health Services||AUSTRALIA|
|Central Northern Adelaide Health Service||AUSTRALIA|
|Eastern Mental Health Service||AUSTRALIA|
|King's College London||UNITED KINGDOM|
|Mental Health Services||UNITED STATES|
|Northern Adelaide Local Health Network||AUSTRALIA|
|Queen Elizabeth Hospital||AUSTRALIA|
|Repatriation General Hospital||AUSTRALIA|
|Royal Adelaide Hospital||AUSTRALIA|
|Southern Adelaide-Fleurieu-Kangaroo Island Medicare||AUSTRALIA|
|University of Adelaide||AUSTRALIA|
|University of New England||AUSTRALIA|
|University of South Australia||AUSTRALIA|
|University of Technology Sydney||AUSTRALIA|
Teaching & student supervision