Maria Huddleston

Master of Health Science by Research, Bachelor of Social Work (currently undertaking PhD study)


Maria teaches within the Social Work and Humanitarian & Communities programs.

These include units specific to social work theory, group work, human service organisations, health sociology, communications skills, and loss and grief.

Maria also supervises Honours students within the Bachelor of Social Work program.

Research Projects – last five years

  • Identifying the needs and experiences of young carers (PhD project)
  • Developing health literacy in young carers (Master’s project)

Community Engagement

  • Australian Association of Social Work NT committee member 2011
    Board Member, Carers NT 2010 – 2011

Professional Memberships and Awards

  • PhD Fee Waiver Scholarship 2011
  • The Myer Foundation Competitive Community Grant 2009
  • Clinton Global Initiative University Grant 2008
  • Dean’s Award (Faculty Education, Health & Sciences), Charles Darwin University 2008


Refereed Journal Articles

Huddleston, M., & West, D. (2011). Social Work Practice: One Avenue of Health Promotion. International Journal Of Health, Wellness & Society, 1(4), 11-18.

Huddleston, M, West, DS 2011, The hidden young face of care, Practice Reflexions, 6, 39-46

Woods, S., Kambouris, M. 2009. ‘Life Memory Albums’ Journal of Dementia Care.

Conference Presentations

“Future carers: equipped with the power-tools for better health” June 2011, International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology. Toronto, Canada.

“Social work practice: one avenue of health promotion”. January 2011, 2011 International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society, virtual presentation San Francisco, USA.

“Developing health literacy: using social work knowledges to tackle a global issue”. 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, paper presentation,  June 2010, Hong Kong, China.



School of Health 

Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909