Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Community and liberation psychologies
  • Racism and whiteness studies
  • Narrative approaches in qualitative Inquiry
  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationships and decolonising approaches to research

Available to supervise research students

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About Amy Quayle

Amy is a teaching and research academic in the First Year College, and the Institute for Health and Sport.

Amy has expertise in community and liberation psychology and qualitative research methodologies. Amy’s research has focused on understanding racialised oppression; how it is experienced, the psychosocial implications for identities, communities and intergroup relations, as well as the resilient and resistant ways individuals and communities respond. Her research has also explored the possibilities created through community arts and cultural practice for individual, community and broader social change. With stories understood as resources for identity and community making processes, through community-based research, Amy seeks to document and amplify the (counter)stories of individuals and groups who are marginalised and excluded.

Amy is currently involved in a number of collaborative research projects with colleagues in IHeS, ISILC and Moondani Balluk and community partners. One project explores how cultural workshops can build knowledge and connection to Country, and how this supports Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing. Amy is also involved in a Youth Participatory Action Research project with young people across Victoria exploring youth voice and action amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Another project aims to document what reflexive antiracism looks and feels like in the current Australian post-colonising context to gain insights into how to best support those engaging in reflexive antiracism practice.

Amy is currently co-supervising two PhD students and one PhD (Integrated) student. Amy has previously supervised one psychology Honours student.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia, 2017
  • MAppPsych(Community), Victoria University, 2011
  • BPsych (Hons), Victoria University, 2007

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 O'Doherty, K. C., & Hodgetts, D. (190101). The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology SAGE Publications Ltd.

doi: 10.4135/9781526417091

2018 . (180719). Places of Privilege Brill | Sense.

doi: 10.1163/9789004381407

2017 Sonn, C., Quayle, A., & Baker, A. (170101). Emancipatory approaches for community psychology: Two examples of liberatory arts projects In Chaya, Widiyanto. (Ed.) (pp. 128-143). Yogyakarta, Indonesia: University of Santana Dharma Press.
2017 Sonn, C. C., Kasat, P., & Quayle, A. F. (170101). Creative Responses to Social Suffering: Using Community Arts and Cultural Development to Foster Hope (pp. 91-105). Springer International Publishing.

doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-63489-0_8

Year Citation
2019 Quayle, A. F., & Sonn, C. C. (190901). Amplifying the Voices of Indigenous Elders through Community Arts and Narrative Inquiry: Stories of Oppression, Psychosocial Suffering, and Survival. American Journal of Community Psychology, 64(1-2), (46-58).

doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12367

2017 Quayle, A., Ali, L., Baker, A., Sonn, C., Keast, S., & Morda, R. (170101). Finding community, placing psychology: Reflections on the 6th International Conference on Community Psychology. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 3(2), (72-88).

doi: 10.1285/i24212113v3i2p72

2016 Quayle, A., Sonn, C., & Kasat, P. (160303). Community arts as public pedagogy: Disruptions into public memory through Aboriginal counter-storytelling. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 20(3), (261-277).

doi: 10.1080/13603116.2015.1047662

2016 Sonn, C., Quayle, A., & Van, den. (160101). Narrating the accumulation of dispossession: Stories of Aboriginal Elders. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 2(2), (79-96).
2015 Sonn, C. C., Quayle, A. F., Belanji, B., & Baker, A. M. (150101). Responding to racialization through arts practice: The case of participatory theater. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(2), (244-259).

doi: 10.1002/jcop.21676

2014 Sonn, C. C., Quayle, A. F., Mackenzie, C., & Law, S. F. (140101). Negotiating belonging in Australia through storytelling and encounter. Identities, 21(5), (551-569).

doi: 10.1080/1070289X.2014.902376

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

CBTL (Colour between the line): Creating Solidarities Across Communities of Difference through Arts and Activism
From: CoHealth
Investigators: Prof Christopher Sonn
For period: 2018-2020
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Careers

Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.