Ms Jacinta Waugh

Teaching Associate

BA (Communications/Sociology) (University of Canberra); BSW and MSW Research (University of Melbourne)

T: +61 3 9903 4209


Jacinta works in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as a teaching associate.

She is completing her doctoral study examining the influence of informal social supports on the lives of young people leaving state out-of-home care.

As a practising social worker, Jacinta has extensive experience working in the fields of income security, community health, youth homelessness, family support and counselling, in addition to research and policy. Her professional interest and research expertise is in working with disadvantaged young people.

As a social researcher, Jacinta has worked on several projects including: Enhancing support for young people receiving the Centrelink homeless income and an Independent evaluation of the compulsory income management trial in Shepparton.


Critical Social Work 1 – Frameworks for Practice with Children and Families; Social Work Fields of Practice and Orientation to Practice; History of the Australian Welfare State.

Select Publications

Mendes, P, Waugh, J & Flynn, C (2013). A community development critique of compulsory income management in Australia. Alternativas, 20: pp. 23-40

Mendes, P, Waugh, J & Flynn, C (2014). Income management in Australia: A critical examination of the evidence. International Journal of Social Welfare, 23: pp. 362–372