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Dr Tricia Ong

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Position

Lecturer, Career Education

Faculty

Graduate Employment

Department

Career Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2018

Biography

Dr. Tricia Ong is a Lecturer in Career Education with DeakinTALENT and co-lead of Deakin University's Graduate Employability Action Learning Group (GE-ALG). Prior to entering academia, Tricia worked in the health industry. This led to her PhD and teaching health students in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University. She works with course directors and unit chairs to collaboratively co-design, co-teach and embed career education in the curriculum in courses in the Faculty of Health (School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and School of Health and Social Development) to enhance graduate employability.

Tricia's PhD research qualitatively explored the reproductive knowledge of young women who have been trafficked into the sex industry in Nepal. This resulted in her book A Feminist Approach to Sensitive Research: Designing the Clay Embodiment Research Method and a 2023 IVSA Rieger Paper Award for an outstanding contribution to the field of visual sociology. She is also part of Deakin University's 2023 ADCET Award-winnning Accessibility Champions Project

Tricia also has a Master of Creative Arts Therapy, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Teaching and Learning), a Graduate Certificate in Business Management (Project Management) and a Certficate of Applied Social Science (Child Care).

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Biography summary

Tricia is a Lecturer in Career Education with DeakinTALENT. Prior to entering academia, she worked in the health industry.This led to her PhD and teaching health students in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University. She works with course directors and unit chairs to collaboratively co-design, co-teach and embed career education in the curriculum in courses in the Faculty of Health (School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and School of Health and Social Development) to enhance graduate employability.   

Career highlights

Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Inclusivity in career education in health
  • Feminist approaches to reflective practice 
  • Sensory sociology
  • Universal Design for Learning 

Affiliations

International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA)

Teaching interests

  • Career education
  • Health 

Units taught

DeakinTALENT (Career Education)

ACC100: Communication in Everyday Life

ACF211: Screen Producing

ACR102: Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice

ACR206: Criminology in Action

AWL100: Your Future Direction

Doctor of Medicine

HBS107: Understanding Health

HSE113 - Human Growth, Development and Ageing for Exercise Scientists

HSE212: Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation

HSE312: Exercise and Sports Science Practicum

HSE321: Sport Coaching and Development Practicum

HSH211: Australian Health Care System

HSH303: Health Practicum

HSH324: Integrated Learning for Practice

HSN101: Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health

HSN202: Lifespan Nutrition

HSN311: Food and Nutrition Practicum

HSN758: Professional Practice for Dietetics

MAA310: Accounting and Society

MAF302: Corporate Finance

MMM315: Business Management Capstone

SIT111: Computer Systems

SIT223: Professional Practice in Information Technology

 

School of Health and Social Development

HSH105: Understanding Families and Health (Teaching/Marking)

HSH107: Understanding Health (Unit Chair/Teaching/Marking)

HSH108: Health Information and Data (Marking)

HSH112: Local and Global Environments for Health (Marking)

HSH113: Social Perspectives on Population Health (Teaching/Marking)

HSH206: Human Development and Families (Teaching/Marking)

HSH208: Health Communication (Unit Chair/Teaching/Marking)

HSH211: Australian Health Care System (Marking)

HSH219/319: Population Health: A Research Perspective (Teaching) 

HSH303: Health Practicum (Unit Chair/Teaching/Marking)

HSH702: Contemporary Health Issues and Policies (Teaching/Marking)

HSH725: Research Literacy in Health Practice (Guest Lecture)

HSH728: Health Equity and Human Rights (Guest Lecture/Teaching/Marking)

HSH769: Comparative Health Systems (Academic Advisor/Teaching/Marking)

Also managed the day-to-day running of Deakin University's Theatre-based Education Program

Knowledge areas

  • Accessibility and inclusivity (including in career education)
  • Career education
  • Equity
  • Global public health (special interest in Nepal)
  • Sensory sociology 

Expertise

Tricia has expertise in career education and health
  • Higher education

Conferences

Ong, T 2023, 'The development of a feminist approach to the practice of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning', paper presented the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)/Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Conference, Melbourne, 5 July.

Ong, T 2023, 'The development of a feminist approach to the practice of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning', paper presented the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Brisbane (virtual), 23 Novemner. 

Ong, T, La Fontaine S & Mckenzie, S 2022, 'Collaborative co-design and co-teaching in embedded career education at Deakin University', paper presented to the Deakin University Learning and Teaching Conference, Melbourne, 9 November.  

Ong, T. 2022, 'Visual ethics think tank', panellist for the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) Live Virtual Conference, Gather Town (online platform),17 September.

Ong, T. 2022, 'Clay body mapping and photography: the process of designing a new culturally sensitive method for reproductive health research method with sex trafficked women in Nepal', film presented to the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) Live Virtual Conference, Gather Town (online platform), 15 September. 

Ong, T. 2021, 'Global, digital, virtual: the future of health communication for public health', Pecha Kucha presented to the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) Teaching and Learning Forum, 26 July. 

Ong, T. 2019, 'Reproductive health knowledge for young trafficked women in Nepal', paper presented Women's Health Research Insitute (WHRI) (pre-conference symposium to Women Deliver), Vancouver, 29 May.

Ong, T, Mellor, D & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M 2017, ‘Aisha’s story: birthing the pregnancy experiences of a young trafficked women in Nepal’, paper presented to Department of Sociology, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), Amsterdam, 12 July. 

Ong, T, Mellor, D & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M 2017, ‘Aisha’s story: birthing the pregnancy experiences of a young trafficked women in Nepal’, paper presented to Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) and UNESCO Child and Family Research Conference, Galway, 6-9 July.

Ong, T 2017, ‘Trafficked into the sex industry: young Nepalese women and reproductive health’, paper presented to Australia-India Institute (University of Melbourne) Post-Graduate Conference, Melbourne, 5 December.

Ong, T, Mellor, D & Pallotta-Chiarolli, 2016, ‘Trafficked into the sex industry: young Nepalese women and reproductive health’, poster presented to the 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR), Naypyitaw, 23-26 February.

Ong, T 2015, ‘Nepal, Trafficked Adolescent Girls and Reproductive Health: A Qualitative Interpretive Inquiry’, paper presented to Australian Society for  Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ASPPG) Conference, Melbourne, 31 July.
 

Professional activities

Master supervision: 

Pokharel, S 2018, Determining effective interventions for men in reducing domestic violence against women in developing countries: a review of literature, Unpublished Masters thesis, Deakin University (in process)    

Media appearances

International Women’s Day 2020 – Celebrating women in research

Disruptr, 6 March 2020

 

Theatre-based education programs for public health

Disruptr, 14 February 2020

 

Research with a difference for reproductive health

Disruptr, 28 June 2017

Research groups

Deakin Network Against Gendered Violence (DNAGV) 

Awards

ADCET Accessibility in Action Award Accessibility Champions Project, Deakin University (2023) (Team)

IVSA Rieger Paper Award (2023) 

Women's Health Research Institute (Vancouver) Conference Funding (2019)

Faculty of Health Writing Publication Award (2018)

Faculty of Health Travel Grant (Ireland) (2017)

Faculty of Health Travel Grant (Myanmar) (2016)

School of Health and Social Development Grant (2014/2015)

Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellowship (2015)

Research Training Award (formerly Australian Post-Graduate Award (2014-2017)

Publications

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2021

Females are always dominated and disregarded by males, just because they are female : the continuation of patriarchal norms for young trafficked women in Nepal

T Ong, D Mellor, S Chettri

(2021), pp. 1-16, Culture, Health and Sexuality, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Multiplicity of stigma: the experiences, fears and knowledge of young trafficked women in Nepal

T Ong, D Mellor, S Chettri

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 32-48, Sexual and reproductive health matters, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

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