Keith is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University. His adult life has been involved in the human services' field in varying capacities. Immediately prior to commencing at Flinders University, he was employed by the Murray Mallee General Practice Network as well as being seconded to Country Health SA in the planning and provision of mental health services.
Keith commenced as a lecturer in mid-2006 and continues to be deeply committed to the wellbeing of citizens. Keith’s areas of interest include children’s services, mental health and suicide, Indigenous issues, rural men, and working with practitioners to develop their capacity for research. As part of the interconnection between research and practice, Keith and colleagues became involved in the Kinship Care study and provided a report to the South Australian Department of Families and Communities, now the Department of Education and Child Development. Keith enjoys the experience of listening to the concerns expressed by real people who seek the best for their loved ones within a structure that is constrained in its provision of resources.
- 2016 Foster Care Conference Presentations