Rebecca Featherston


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Bec is a Research Fellow in the Department of Social Work at Monash University, Australia. Her current research investigates how cognitive and other biases can impact clinical reasoning, how these errors can alter decision-making outcomes in health and social service delivery, and, importantly, what strategies can mitigate their negative influence. Her broader research interests include areas of critical thinking and decision-making within human service systems, and particularly how theory and evidence can feed into interventions that improve real-life outcomes for human service users. Bec holds a PhD in Biosciences and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Melbourne.

Education/Academic qualification

Bioscience, PhD, University of Melbourne

Research area keywords

  • Social Work
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Child Welfare

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 2006 2019

PROTOCOL: Evidence and gap map protocol: Institutional responses to child maltreatment

Albers, B., Fiennes, C., Shlonsky, A., Finch, M., Bjørndal, L., Hennessy, J., Krapels, J., Featherston, R. & Mildon, R., 13 Sep 2019, In : The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews. 15, 3, 24 p., e1039.

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Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Interventions to Mitigate Bias in Social Work Decision-Making: A Systematic Review

Featherston, R. J., Shlonsky, A., Lewis, C., Luong, M. L., Downie, L. E., Vogel, A. P., Granger, C., Hamilton, B. & Galvin, K., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Research on Social Work Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Female resistance behaviour and progeny sex ratio in two Bradysia species (Diptera: Sciaridae) with paternal genome elimination

Featherston, R., Jones, T. M. & Elgar, M. A., May 2013, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 26, 5, p. 919-928 10 p.

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Open Access
36 Citations (Scopus)

Age-related sperm transfer and sperm competitive ability in the male hide beetle

Jones, T. M., Featherston, R., Paris, D. B. B. P. & Elgar, M. A., Jan 2007, In : Behavioral Ecology. 18, 1, p. 251-258 8 p.

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Open Access
26 Citations (Scopus)

Mating frequency, fecundity and fertilization success in the hide beetle, Dermestes Maculatus

Jones, T. M., McNamara, K. B., Colvin, P. G. R., Featherston, R. & Elgar, M. A., May 2006, In : Journal of Insect Behavior. 19, 3, p. 357-371 15 p.

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