Prof Debbie Horsfall

School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University

Debbie is passionate about living in ways which work against domination and oppression of people and planet. Debbie’s transformative agenda privileges people’s voices during a myriad of challenging life events and is informed by creativity, feminist ethics and a politics of hope. Debbie has over 25 years’ experience researching with people from a community development and relationship-building perspective. Her work is strengths based and she strives to support people to have a voice, speak out and be heard. 

As leader of the caring at end-of-life research team, Debbie pioneered photo-voice and social network research in end-of-life and aged care research. Debbie’s current research explores the development of ecologies of care and sustainable, compassionate communities in end of life care and for people living with mental illness or escaping domestic violence.