Prof Joe Graffam

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Performance Enhancement

Faculty

Office of DVC (Research)

Department

Office of DVC (Research)

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

pvc-rtpe@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73113

Biography

Professor Joe Graffam is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development and Training) of Deakin University. Prior to this, Joe was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic).  Joe is also Professor and Chair in Psychology.  He has worked in higher education for more than 30 years. Joe held early career positions as a researcher in the Neuropsychiatric Institute, School of Medicine, UCLA.

Since commencing with Deakin University, Joe has filled several senior academic positions within the Faculty of Health. More recently, he served as Chair of the Academic Board of the University. He has received two Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellent Contribution: Research – Research Facilitation (2004); and People, Culture and Change (2009). He has served on numerous University committees and working groups and been a member of the Academic Board since 2005.

Joe’s research has focused on development and application of an ecological model for the study of community integration of people with a disability. He has an international reputation and served for several years on the Ministerial Disability Industry Advisory Group. Since 2000, he has also studied reintegration of ex-prisoners and is developing an international reputation in this area as well.

Qualifications and affiliations:

BBSc (Cal State U); MA (UCLA); PhD (UCLA); FAICD; MAPS; MACEA

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Publications

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2017

Public attitudes towards the employment of ex-offenders with a disability

A Darakai, A Day, J Graffam

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 3-12, Journal of intellectual disabilities and offending behaviour, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal

Prison industry and desistance from crime: an Australian programme

A Day, J Wodak, J Graffam, E Baldry, L Davey

(2017), pp. 1-11, Psychiatry, psychology and law, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2016

The impact of vocational education and training programs on recidivism: a systematic review of current experimental evidence

D Newton, A Day, M Giles, J Wodak, J Graffam, E Baldry

(2016), Vol. In Press, pp. 1-21, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal
2014

Australian police officers' perceptions of sex offender registries

M Powell, A Day, M Benson, J Vess, J Graffam

(2014), Vol. 24, pp. 120-133, Policing and society : an international journal of research and policy, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Experience and expression of anger among Australian prisoners and the relationship between anger and reintegration variables

A Shinkfield, J Graffam

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 435-453, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, Thousand Oaks, CA, C1

journal

Recidivism among participants of an employment assistance program for prisoners and offenders

J Graffam, A Shinkfield, B Lavelle

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 348-363, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, Thousand Oaks, CA, C1

journal

Police officers' perceptions of interviewing offenders on sex offender registries

M Powell, A Day, M Benson, J Vess, J Graffam

(2014), Vol. 16, pp. 255-266, International journal of police science & management, London, England, C1

journal

Corrections education and employment assistance 'down under': current and emerging practices and paradigms

J Graffam, A Shinkfield, B Lavelle

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 221-234, London review of education, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2013

Problem gambling among international and domestic university students in Australia : who is at risk?

S Moore, A Thomas, S Kale, M Spence, N Zlatevska, P Staiger, J Graffam, M Kyrios

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 217-230, Journal of gambling studies, New York, N. Y., C1

journal

An accessible survey method: increasing the participation of people with a disability in large sample social research

E Wilson, R Campain, M Moore, N Hagiliassis, J McGillivray, D Gottliebson, M Bink, M Caldwell, B Cummins, J Graffam

(2013), Vol. 63, Telecommunications Journal of Australia, Hawthorn, Vic., C1

journal

International sex offender registration laws: research and evaluation issues based on a review of current scientific literature

J Vess, A Day, M Powell, J Graffam

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 205-218, Police practice and research: an international journal, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2012

Analysis of the stages of change model of drug and alcohol treatment readiness among prisoners

F D'Sylva, J Graffam, L Hardcastle, A Shinkfield

(2012), Vol. 56, pp. 265-280, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal

The life conditions of Australian ex-prisoners : an analysis of intrapersonal, subsistence, and support conditions

J Graffam, A Shinkfield

(2012), Vol. 56, pp. 897-916, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal
2011

The effect of organisational context variables on employer attitudes toward employability of ex-offenders

J Lukies, J Graffam, A Shinkfield

(2011), Vol. 55, pp. 460-475, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal

Legislative and community support for offender reintegration in Victoria

L Hardcastle, T Bartholomew, J Graffam

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 111-132, Deakin law review, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal

A comparative analysis of Australian sex offender legislation for sex offender registries

J Vess, B Langskaill, A Day, M Powell, J Graffam

(2011), Vol. 44, pp. 404-424, Australian and New Zealand journal of criminology, London, U. K., C1

journal
2010

The relationship between emotional state and success in community reintegration for ex-prisoners

A Shinkfield, J Graffam

(2010), Vol. 54, pp. 346-360, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, London, England, C1

journal
2009

Community reintegration of ex-prisoners : type and degree of change in variables influencing successful reintegration

A Shinkfield, J Graffam

(2009), Vol. 53, pp. 29-42, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, London, England, C1

journal

Co-morbidity of conditions among prisoners

A Shinkfield, J Graffam, S Meneilly

(2009), Vol. 48, pp. 350-365, Journal of offender rehabilitation, Binghamton, N.Y., C1

journal
2008

The perceived employability of ex-prisoners and offenders

J Graffam, A Shinkfield, L Hardcastle

(2008), Vol. 52, pp. 673-685, International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal

Sources of well-being and commitment of staff in the Australian Disability Employment Services

A Noblet, J Graffam, J McWilliams

(2008), Vol. 16, pp. 137-146, Health and social care in the community, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2007

Ex-prisoners and ex-offenders and the employment connection: assistance plus acceptance

J Graffam, L Hardcastle

(2007), pp. 47-66, Vocational education and training for adult prisoners and offenders in Australia, Adelaide, Australia, B1

chapter
2006

Multiple disadvantage and the health of ex-prisoners and offenders

J Graffam, A Shinkfield

(2006), pp. 58-81, Life on the margins : implications for health research, Frenchs Forest, NSW, B1

chapter

Predictors of job strain and intention to quit in a reorganised Australian workforce

A Noblet, J Graffam, J McWilliams

(2006), pp. 1-21, BAM 2006 : building international communities through collaboration, Belfast, Ireland, E1

conference
2004

Employment and intellectual disability: achieving successful employment outcomes

K Smith, L Webber, J Graffam, C Wilson

(2004), Vol. 29, pp. 261-289, International review of research in mental retardation, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Employer satisfaction with employees with a disability: comparisons with other employees

K Smith, L Webber, J Graffam, C Wilson

(2004), Vol. 21, pp. 61-69, Journal of vocational rehabilitation, Reading, Mass., C1

journal

Variables affecting successful reintegration as perceived by offenders and professionals

J Graffam, A Shinkfield, B Lavelle, W McPherson

(2004), Vol. 40, pp. 147-171, Journal of offender rehabilitation, Binghamton, N.Y., C1

journal

Employer satisfaction, job-match and future hiring intentions for employees with a disability

K Smith, L Webber, J Graffam, C Wilson

(2004), Vol. 21, pp. 165-173, Journal of vocational rehabilitation, Reading, Mass., C1

journal
2002

Factors that influence employer decisions in hiring and retaining an employee with a disability

J Graffam, A Shinkfield, K Smith, U Polzin

(2002), Vol. 17, pp. 175-181, Journal of vocational rehabilitation, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Employer benefits and costs of employing a person with a disability

J Graffam, K Smith, A Shinkfield, U Polzin

(2002), Vol. 17, pp. 251-263, Journal of vocational rehabilitation, Reading, Mass., C1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

The 1-in-4 Poll: Inclusion of people with a disability and carers in social and political deliberative processes.

Prof Joe Graffam, Prof Robert Cummins, A/Prof Erin Wilson, Prof Jane McGillivray, Mr Michael Bink, Dr Nick Hagiliassis

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2011: $38,483
  • 2010: $72,549
  • 2009: $67,848
  • 2008: $33,217

A Model of Sex Offender Registration, Monitoring, and Risk Management.

Prof Andrew Day, Dr Jim Vess, Prof Martine Powell, Prof Tony Ward, Prof Edgar Carson, Prof Joe Graffam, Dr Sharon Casey

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2014: $37,916
  • 2013: $32,353
  • 2012: $36,924

A Future Beyond the Wall- Improving Post-release Employment Outcomes for People Leaving Prison.

Prof Eileen Baldry, Prof Joe Graffam, Prof Andrew Day, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Margaret Giles

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2017: $11,803
  • 2016: $31,574
  • 2015: $41,039
  • 2014: $17,306

Other Public Sector Funding

The relation between psychological adjustment and post-release challenges to community reintegration for ex-prisoners: development of a multi-variable reintegration model

Prof Joe Graffam, Ms Alison Shinkfield, Dr Stephen Mihailides

  • 2007: $15,670
  • 2006: $15,500

Evaluation of Corrections Victoria Sex Offender Program

Prof Joe Graffam, Dr Terry Bartholomew, Dr David Edwards, Ms Alison Shinkfield

  • 2008: $69,700
  • 2007: $34,850
  • 2006: $34,850

Round table on inclusive arts, tourism, sport and recreation inclusive policy project.

Prof Ruth Rentschler, Dr Anne-Marie Hede, Prof Joe Graffam, Dr David Edwards

  • 2008: $13,469
  • 2007: $27,273

Ensuring best practice in terms of maintaining and seeking employment for people with depression and related disorders: an evaluation of the Disability Open Employment Program

Dr Ian Munro, Ms Fiona Clay, Mr Sean Guy, Prof Joe Graffam

  • 2008: $9,393
  • 2007: $84,537

NHMRC Equipment Grant 2010

Prof Joe Graffam

  • 2011: $29,970

Intensive Case Management Model for offenders under the supervision of Community Correctional Services

Prof Joe Graffam, Dr Terry Bartholomew, Dr Lesley Hardcastle

  • 2011: $85,870

Industry and Other Funding

The 1-in-4 Poll: Inclusion of people with a disability and carers in social and political deliberative processes.

Prof Joe Graffam, Prof Robert Cummins, A/Prof Erin Wilson, Prof Jane McGillivray, Mr Michael Bink, Dr Nick Hagiliassis

  • 2012: $30,000
  • 2011: $30,000
  • 2010: $30,000

WISE Employment Ltd: Straight for Work Program

Prof Joe Graffam

  • 2009: $43,775
  • 2007: $165,000
  • 2006: $330,000

The impact of gambling on Community Services in the Eastern Region of Melbourne

Prof Joe Graffam

  • 2006: $21,000

The Graduate & Professionals Career Options Program (GapCO) Best practice guide for working with Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Job Seekers

Prof Joe Graffam

  • 2006: $29,770

A Future Beyond the Wall- Improving Post-release Employment Outcomes for People Leaving Prison.

Prof Eileen Baldry, Prof Joe Graffam, Prof Andrew Day, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Margaret Giles

  • 2016: $13,600
  • 2015: $13,600
  • 2014: $13,600

Yooralla Research Fellow - NDIS Readiness Project

A/Prof Keith Mcvilly, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Prof Joe Graffam

  • 2014: $54,545

"Yooralla 21": Social Enterprise as a means to promote the social and economic participation of people with disability in the community

A/Prof Keith Mcvilly, Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Prof Jane McGillivray, Prof Joe Graffam, Prof Tony LaMontagne

  • 2016: $39,545
  • 2015: $15,000

Peer Mentoring for People Leaving Prison

Prof Joe Graffam

  • 2017: $70,000

The role of peer mentors in breaking the cycle of crime and imprisonment in Geelong

Prof Joe Graffam

  • 2017: $45,000

The role of peer mentors in breaking the cycle of crime and imprisonment in Geelong

Prof Joe Graffam

  • 2017: $30,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2015

Sean Tinker

Thesis entitled: Flourishing through identification and engagement: Sustaining employee health and effectiveness

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2011

Tatjana Djokic

Thesis entitled: Social Convoys, Coping and Psychological Adjustment among Offenders

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2010

Katherine Stewart

Thesis entitled: Factors of Successful Engagement in Psychiatric Treatment

Doctor of Health Science, School of Psychology

Adele Foster

Thesis entitled: Videoconferenced and Face-to-face Psychological Supervision: A Comparison

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2008

Felicia D'Sylva

Thesis entitled: Readiness for Substance Abuse Treatment amongst Victorian Prisoners

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

Catherine Peake

Thesis entitled: The Co-residence of Children with Incarcerated Mothers: Decision-making Factors

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

Fiona Jayne Murphy

Thesis entitled: Professionals' Attributions and Referral Decisions when Working with Domestic Violence Clients

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2007

Klaire Wallace

Thesis entitled: Societal Constructions of the Psycho-legal Notion of Mental Impairment

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Lesley Hardcastle

Thesis entitled: Attitudes Towards the Employability of Ex-Offenders: An Ecological Approach

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2006

Kevin Murfitt

Thesis entitled: Attitude Change in Employment of People who have a Disability

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2005

Judith Buckingham

Thesis entitled: Towards Inclusion

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2003

Megan Regina Moore

Thesis entitled: Momentary Lives: Supporting People with Acquired Brain Injury

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2002

Barbara Lavelle

Thesis entitled: Complexity, Age and Motor Competence Effects on Fine Motor Kinematics

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health Sciences

Kaye Smith

Thesis entitled: Employer Satisfaction with Employees with a Disability

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Psychology

2001

Michelle Louise Macvean

Thesis entitled: Empowerment in Early Childhood Intervention: Perspectives of Parents of Children with Disabilities

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Psychology

2000

John Annison

Thesis entitled: The Meaning of Home

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Psychology

Executive Supervisor
2015

Catherine Bernadette Andrews

Thesis entitled: Community Attitudes Toward the Reintegration of Ex-Prisoners

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2013

Tatiana Corrales

Thesis entitled: Violent offending, masculinity and age: Exploring the role of developmental processes in adulthood

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Michael James Dodson

Thesis entitled: The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) in medical student selection

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine

2010

Peter Stuchbery

Thesis entitled: Clinical Pharmacy Input for Hospital Inpatients According to Disease State

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine

2009

Ross Colquhoun

Thesis entitled: The Treatment of Opiate Dependency: A Multi-Modal Model using Naltrexone

Doctor of Health Science, School of Psychology

Janet Owens

Thesis entitled: Investigations of Access for People with Disability and Older People

Doctor of Health Science, School of Health & Social Development