Dr James Lucas



Lecturer in Social Work Field Education


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Soc. Dev.


Geelong Waterfront Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Darwin University, 2016
Bachelor of Behavioural Science with First Class Honours, Charles Darwin University, 2012
Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Charles Darwin University, 2011
Bachelor of Social Work with second class Honours, Division A, Charles Darwin University, 2009


+61 3 522 78814

Research interests

Loss and Grief


Stress and Coping

Social Work Field Education


Accredited Mental Health Social Worker - Australian Association of Social Workers

Member - Australian Psychological Society

Teaching interests

Critical Social Work

Loss and Grief

Social Work Field Education


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Mindful energy and information flow: a reflective account of S.E.L.F connection during COVID-19

J Lucas

(2021), Vol. 20, pp. 214-221, Qualitative social work, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Younger Onset Dementia: Family and carer stress and losses

James Lucas, Kathleen Moore

(2020), pp. 21-28, Stress and anxiety : theory, practice and measurement, Berlin, Germany, B1-1

book chapter

Psychological flexibility: positive implications for mental health and life satisfaction

James Lucas, Kathleen Moore

(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 312-320, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

COVID-19 distress and worries: The role of attitudes, social support, and positive coping during social isolation

K Moore, J Lucas

(2020), pp. 1-6, Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, Hoboken, NJ, C1

journal article

The Factors Influencing Adherence to Standard Precautions Scale - Student version (FIASP- SV): A psychometric validation

Stéphane Bouchoucha, Mataya Kilpatrick, James Lucas, Nicole Phillips, Ana Hutchinson

(2020), pp. 1-10, Infection, Disease & Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Pedagogical intent and placement diversity in social work field education: one University's experiences

James Lucas, Sevi Vassos

(2019), Vol. 21, pp. 51-66, Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, Southport, Qld., C1

journal article

Decision-making: a century of theory-making and the synthesis of a contemporary model

J Lucas, K Moore

(2018), pp. 21-32, Stress and anxiety -- theories and realities, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Mindfulness for professional resilience

J Lucas

(2017), pp. 274-281, Routledge handbook of religion, spirituality and social work, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Evidence gaps advice on loneliness, social isolation and chronic conditions.

Prof Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Prof Vicki White, Prof Beth Crisp, A/Prof Steve Bowe, A/Prof Adrienne O'Neil, A/Prof Lana Williams, Dr Lidia Engel, Dr Patrick Owen, Dr Matthew Dunn, Dr Fiona McKay, Dr James Lucas, Dr Sharon Horwood, Mrs Frances Beard

  • 2021: $6,425


No completed student supervisions to report