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Associate Professor Parveen Kalliath Name: Associate Professor Parveen Kalliath
Assistant Deputy Head, School of Allied Health Canberra
+612 6209 1125
+612 6209 1174
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
National School of Allied Health
Building 300 - Blackfriars Building (127 Phillip Avenue, Watson ACT 2602)-Level 1-Room 300.1.11
Biographical Information

Parveen graduated with a Master of Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, USA and a PhD in Social Work from the University of Queensland, Australia. She has over thirty years social work practice experience in countries including India, USA, New Zealand and Australia. Parveen's career as a social worker began with community development work in India. The difficult and insecure lives of millions of people living in slums created within her a strong passion for social justice and equity. Parveen is the recipient of Mother Theresa and the Altrusa Women's Fellowship which was awarded to her by the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St.Louis, USA. For several years she worked as a licensed clinical social worker in large medical college hospitals in St. Louis, USA. Later, in New Zealand, she became the team leader for social work in the Rehabilitation and Assessment services at Health Waikato. Parveen joined the academia after more than twenty years of social work practice. She coordinated the Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences (Social Work) program at the Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand before joing the Australian Catholic University in Canberra in 2005 where she is currently the Deputy Head of School and Course Coordinator for Social Work in Canberra campus.


Refereed Journal Articles

Kalliath, P., Kalliath, T., Chan, XW., & Chan, C. (2019). Linking work-family enrichment to job satisfaction through job wellbeing and family support. A moderated mediation analysis of social workers across India, British Journal of Social Work, DOI-10. 1093/bjsw/bcy022.

Kalliath, P., Kalliath, T., & Chan, C. (2017). Work-family conflict, family satisfaction and employee wellbeing: A comparative study of Australian and Indian social workers. Human Resource Management Journal, 27(3), 366-381.

Kalliath, P., Kalliath, T., & Chan, C. (2015). Work-family conflict and family-work conflict as predictors of psychological strain:Does social support matter? British Journal of Social Work, 45(8), pp. 2387-2405.

Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2015). Work-family conflict and its impact on job satisfation of social workers. British Journal of Social Work, 48, 1, pp. 241-259.

Kalliath, P. (2014). Is work-family enrichment an antidote to experiences of psychological strain among social workers? An empirical study, Australian Social Work, 67(3), pp. 332-347.

Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2013). Work-family conflict and coping strategies adopted by social workers. Journal of Social Work Practice, 28(1), pp. 111-126.

Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2013). Does job satisfaction mediate the relationship between work-family conflict and psychological strain? A study of Australian social workers. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 23(2), 91-105.

Kalliath, T., Kalliath, P., Chan, C., & Thachil, G. (2013). The path to wellbeing: Role of work-family conflict, family-work conflict and psychological strain. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 79, 826-831.

Kossek, E., Kalliath, T., & Kalliath, P. (2012). Achieving Employee Wellbeing in a changing work environment: An expert commentary on current scholarship. International Journal of Manpower, 33 (7), 738-743.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kalliath, T., & Kalliath, P. (2012). Changing work environment and employee wellbeing: Editorial. International Journal of Manpower, 33(7), 729-737.

Kalliath, T., & Kalliath, P. (2012). Direct and mediated effects of job satisfaction on burnout: A structural equations test. In K. Jaakson and M. Vaadi (Eds). Work values: Stability and Change in the Global Context pp. 258-265. Shreveport, Louisiana: International Society for the Study of Work & Organisational Values. (ISBN 978-0-9817997-2-8).


Kalliath, P., Hughes, M., & Newcombe, P. (2012). When work and family are in conflict: Impact on psychological strain experienced by social workers in Australia. Australian Social Work, 65(3), 355-371.


Kalliath, P., Kalliath, T., & Singh, V. (2011). When work intersects family: A qualitative investigation of dual earner couples in India. South Asian Journal of Management, 18(1), 37-59.


Singh, V., Kalliath, Singh, V., Kalliath, T., & Kalliath, P. (2010). Dual-Income Marital Dyads and Mutually Discrepant Economic versus Personal Information: An Exploratory Investigation. Psychological Studies. DOI 10.1007/s 12646-010-0029-y.


Kalliath, T., & Kalliath, P. (2006). Teaching to create empowered learning: Applying action learning in the classroom. International Journal of Learning. 12 (5), 71- 78.


Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2004). Managing the work-family balance in social work. Social Work Now, 29, p. 29-33.


Kalliath, P. (2003). Can you hear me? The impact of hearing impairment on older people. Social Work Review,15 (1&2).

Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2003).  The empowerment construct. Social Work Now, 24, p.25-30.

Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2002).  The crisis of a sudden illness: How social workers can make a difference. Social Work Review, 14(1), p. 43-46.


Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2001).  Understanding teamwork in the discharge planning process: The link-pin role of the social worker. Social Work Review, 13(1), p 42-45.


Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2000).  Understanding caregiver burnout: Social Workers role in assisting long-term stroke survivors.  Social Work Review, 13(2), p. 26-28.


Book Chapters


Kalliath, P. & Kalliath, T. (2010). Work-Family Conflict and Coping: A Qualitative investigation of Couples from Four Occupational Groups in India. In Menon, S.T. (Ed), Competing values in an uncertain environment: managing the paradox, pp. 550-558. Louisiana: ISSWOV, Department of Management and Marketing, Louisiana State University. (ISBN 978-0-9817997-1-1).


Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2008). Work-family conflict and coping among a sample of social workers and their partners in India. In Stashevsky, S, (Ed). Work values and behavior. Shreveport, Louisiana:  International Society for the Study of Work & Organisational Values. (ISBN 9985-4-0487-4).


Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2006). Work-family conflict and facilitation among socialworkers. In Stashevsky, S, (Ed). Work values and behavior. Shreveport, Louisiana:  International Society for the Study of Work & Organisational Values. (ISBN 9985-4-0487-4).

Kalliath, T., & Kalliath, P. (2006). A review of the work-family balance construct. In Stashevsky, S, (Ed). Work values and behavior. Shreveport, Louisiana: International Society for the  Study of Work & Organisational Values, (ISBN 9985-4-0487-4).





Parveen’s research interest includes the work-family interface and its impact on work and family experiences of social workers. More specifically her research considers the impact of work-family conflict and enrichment on outcomes of psychological strain, job satisfaction and family satisfaction of social workers. Parveen's research is published widely in social work and other refereed international journals. She has also presented her work at several international conferences.               

Professional Memberships


Australian Association of Social Workers (current) member of the ACT Branch Executive Committee

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers, New Zealand (2002-2005)

National Association of Social Workers, USA (1989-1996)

Member of the Academy of Certified Social Worker, USA (1990-1995).


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