Jane Anderson

Dr, DipTh UNDA, Grad Dip Sp Dir ACAS, BA Curtin, BA Hons, PhD

  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Biography

Jane Anderson is a social anthropologist and Honorary Research Fellow.

Since 2014, she has been a scholar-practitioner of restorative rehabilitation programming in the prison system. She has a special interest in the restorative rehabilitation of Indigenous inmates.

Jane has undertaken research on peer workers working with problematic drug users and their families. These service users commonly have complex histories, including homelessness and prison experience.

Her earlier research focused on key issues in the Roman Catholic Church, including gender and sexuality, parish conflict and clergy sex offending. In 2010 she was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship to examine the relationship between State and Church from the viewpoint of a progressive religious movement.

Jane frequently links her scholarly work with community work. This has been acknowledged in her being a nominee for the Bunbury Australia Day Citizen of the Year (2019). The community support service (Doors Wide Open), which she Chaired, was a joint winner of the Bunbury Australia Day Community Group of the Year (2019). More recently, Jane has extended her endeavours in the community by joining the Labor Bunbury Branch.

Roles and responsibilities

Future research

Given that we live in uncertain times, Jane recognises the importance of undertaking research directed to understanding and developing innovative practices for the benefit of marginal populations. 

She has a particular interest in researching the evolution of restorative practices in Western Australia.

Funding overview

She is currently self-funded.

Previous positions

Jane was a farmer for 11 years.

Later, while completing her Ph.D, she was a Director of Catholic Missions. The work fostered her interest in social justice and the common good.

Jane is a qualified Spiritual Director.

Current projects

Jane is currently theorising and documenting an Anglo-Australian inprison restorative rehabilitation programming.

Industrial relevance

Given the increasing economic and social pressures on the criminal justice system, Jane's work is  relevant, informed and practical.

Research

Anderson, J. (In review). The case for incorporating Australian Aboriginal values in in-prison restorative justice processes for Australian Aboriginal participants.

Anderson, J. 2021. Peer support workers' conceptions of drug users and the implications for service provision. Anthropology and Medicine, 3.

Anderson, J. 2020. An Australian Aboriginal in-prison restorative justice process: a worldview explanation, The International Journal of Restorative Justice, 3(3), 374-394.

Anderson, J. 2018. Introducing and theorising an in-prison restorative justice programme: the second-generation Sycamore Tree Project, The International Journal of Restorative Justice, 1(2), 210-229.

Anderson, J. 2016. Inovative Catholicism and the Human Condition, New York: Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Religion). Nb: this text is being made available in Open Access in late September, 2021.

Anderson, J. 2016. Socialization processes and clergy offenders, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 25(8), 846-865.

Anderson, J. 2015. Comprehending and rehabilitating Roman Catholic clergy offenders of child sexual abuse, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2(7), 772-795.

Anderson, J. 2015. Innovations in communications technology and the restructuring of the Roman Catholic Church, Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 28(3), 255-273.

Anderson, J. 2015. Retorative justice as redress for child sexual abuse, New Community, 13(2), 18-22.

Anderson, J. 2012. Competing identities: Uniformity versus diversity in the Roman Catholic priesthood, The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality (pp. 93-106), S.J. Hunt & A.K.T. Yip (eds.). UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Anderson, 2012. Souled out: Power and protest in a Catholic parish. Australia: D Publishing.

Anderson, J. 2008. Romarong: A philanthropist's guide to misery, corruption and beyond in Sierra Leone. Australia: D Publishing.

Anderson, J. 2008. The contest of moralities: Negotiating compulsory celibacy and sexual intimacy in the Roman Catholic Priesthood, The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 18(1), 1-17.

Anderson, J. 2005. Deacons: Band-Aid or bounty? The Australasian Catholic Record, 82(2), 178-188.

Anderson, J. 2005. Priests in love: Roman Catholic clergy and their intimate friendships. New York: Continuum.

External positions

Board member, Interim WA Restorative Practice International

8 Nov 2021 → …

Research Associate, Wingaards Institute

1 Nov 2021 → …

Vice President, Labor Bunbury Branch

5 Oct 2021 → …

Chairperson, Doors Wide Open, Inc.

1 Sep 20175 Oct 2021

Editor, Cyber Christian Community Western Australia

2006 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Restorative justice
  • Restorative Rehabilitation
  • Prison
  • Problematic drug use
  • Religion & State
  • Homelessness
  • Progressive Christianity
  • Clergy Sexual Abuse

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