Principal Policy & Research Fellow, Inclusive Communities
Dr Deborah Warr joined the Social Policy and Research Centre in 2021 and leads the Inclusive Communities team, which focuses on promoting social and economic inclusion for people with disability.
Deborah has a PhD in sociology and has held posts at Charles Sturt University (2018–20) and the University of Melbourne (2012–17). Her research has included understanding how to build the health and resilience of rural communities, and exploring place-based disadvantage and neighbourhood stigma.
She is committed to supporting the meaningful involvement of marginalised communities in research and has wide experience in participatory methods and co-producing research with community partners.
Selected external publications
Warr, D, Jacobs, K & Paternoster, H 2022, 'Bogan talk: what it says (and can’t say) about class in Australia’, in S Threadgold & J Gerrard (eds), Class in Australia, Monash University Publishing
Warr, D, Luscombe, G & Couch, D 2021, ‘Hype, evidence gaps and digital divides: telehealth blind spots in rural Australia’, in Health: and Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine.
Kelaher, M, Paradies, Y, Ferdinand, A & Warr, D 2018, ‘Exploring the mental health benefits of participation in an anti-racism intervention’, Health Promotion International, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 107–14.
Mann, R & Warr, D 2017, ‘Using metaphor and montage to analyse and synthesize diverse qualitative data: exploring the local worlds of "early school leavers"’, International Journal for Social Research Methodology, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 547–58.
Warr, D, Davern, M, Mann, R & Gunn, L 2017, ‘Diversifying experiences of neighbourhood community and the implications for poverty reduction strategies’, Urban Policy and Research, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 150–64. .
Warr, D.J & Robson, B 2013, ‘“Everybody’s different”: struggles to find community on a suburban frontier’, Housing Studies, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 971–92.
Murray, L, Warr, D, Chen, J, Block, K, Murdelo, A, Quiazon, R, Davis, E & Vaughan, C 2019,‘Between “here” and “there”: family violence against immigrant and refugee women in urban and rural Southern Australia’, Gender, Place & Culture, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 91–110. .