BA, MA, PhD, DipEnvSt, GradCertAgron, GradCertHum, GradCertTheolStud, AssocDegEducStud.
Dr Judith Crockett teaches the social science components of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program on the Orange campus of CSU and community health to distance education students within the School of Community Health. Her teaching draws upon her long term residence in rural communities and her research interests in health and rehabilitation in rural and remote communities. Judith holds a PhD (CSU) in rural sociology and has completed graduate studies in health promotion and community development. She teaches introductory health and rehabilitation, research methods in health, and community health. Before joining the University as an academic staff member in 2004, she worked with the School of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney on community education projects related to osteoporosis and depression.
Judith has been teaching at University level since 1990, first at the University of Adelaide, then at University of New England, University of Sydney and Charles Sturt University. She has taught at all academic levels, from first year to postgraduate, and is an accredited CSU postgraduate supervisor. She is experienced at teaching face to face and by distance education.
Key innovations in teaching have included:
Judith's main areas of research interest revolve around community based interventions addressing complex health needs in young adults in rural and regional communities. In 2010 she participated in a joint CIH and Royal Rehabilitation Centre project exploring options for community based rehabilitation in rural communities, and in 2011 completed a pilot study looking at the role of rural schools in the management of their students' mental health and substance use problems. She is currently involved in supervising postgraduate students researching strategies to reduce maternal mortality in rural Ghana, social and emotional wellbeing of older Aboriginal Australians, quality of life in people with end stage COPD, and diabetes management.
Judith is mentor for young people in her local community and is a committee member of the International Carers' Autism Network. Previously she was closely involved in the NSW Farmers' Association Rural Affairs Committee and the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Community Advisory Committee.