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Professor Marty Grace

BSW, UQ; MSW (Human Services Management) LaTrobe; PhD (Social Policy) VU

Head of Social Work

Following a career in Social Work practice, Professor Marty Grace has worked at Victoria University since 1991.

Her practice was in school social work, women's health, and youth homelessness.

Professor Grace's recent research and publications are in the areas of women's unpaid work, youth homelessness, and women's creativity.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Grace, M., Malone, J. & Murphy, A (2015), ’Transferability of the youth foyer model for women exiting the criminal justice system’, Journal of Social Work, OnlineFirst 0(0) pp. 1-19. DOI: 10.1177/1468017315579306

Grace, M. & Gill, P. R. (2015), ‘Client-centred case management: How much makes a difference to outcomes for homeless jobseekers?’ Australian Social Work, Online 0(0) pp. 1-16. DOI:10.1080/0312407X.2015.1016445

Grace, M., Malone, J. & Murphy, A (2015), ‘WAND: An activity program for women in a rooming house’, AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work, OnlineFirst 0(0) pp.1-14. DOI: 10.1177/0886109915574577

Grace, M. & Gandolfo, E. (2014), ‘Narrating complex identities: contemporary women and craft’, Women’s Studies International Forum, Vol. 47, Part A, pp.56-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2014.07.010

Grace, M. & Gill, P. R. (2014), ‘Improving outcomes for unemployed and homeless young people: findings of the YP4 Clinical Controlled Trial of joined up case management’, Australian Social Work, Vol. 67, No. 3, pp.419-437, DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2014.911926


Grace, M, Keys, D, Hart, A, and Keys, B (2013) Step ahead; young people’s stories of overcoming homelessness, Vulgar Press, Melbourne.

Grace, M and Gandolfo, E (2011) Love and care: the glory box tradition of Coptic women in Australia, Vulgar Press, Melbourne.

Gandolfo, E. and Grace, M. 2009, …it keeps me sane …women craft wellbeing, Vulgar Press, Melbourne.

Refereed chapters

Grace, M. and Craig, L. 2014 ‘Creating conceptual tools for change: Marilyn Waring’s influence in Australia’, in Margunn Bjørnholt and Ailsa McKay (eds.), Counting on Marilyn Waring — new advances in feminist economics, Demeter Press, Toronto, pp. 197-212.

Grace, M. and Gandolfo, E. 2013 ‘Narrative, creativity and collaboration’ in Julie White and Mark Vicars (eds.) Discourse, power and resistance down under Volume 2, Sense Publishers, Boston, pp. 85-98.

Coventry, L and Grace, M (2013), ‘Reciprocity and cultural diversity: Creating successful field education placements’ in C. Noble, M. Henrickson, and I. Y. Han, Social work education: voices from the Asia Pacific, 2nd edn., University of Sydney Press, Sydney, pp. 303- 323.

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Teaching responsibilities


Areas of expertise

  • Social work education
  • Women’s creativity
  • Women’s unpaid work
  • Youth homelessness

Contact details

+61 3 9919 5022