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Justin_Canty_profileB.Th. (Hons), BSW, Grad Dip MH, PG Cert Health Sciences (Child Adolescent Mental Health), PhD, Registered Social Worker
Suicide and Mental Health Research Group

Contact details  

Email justin.canty@otago.ac.nz

Background

My academic background spans humanities and social sciences, encompassing philosophical and cultural theory, feminist analyses and qualitative research methodologies. My current research focuses on children and social media, online peer interactions and how this is related to identity construction. This project will use discourse analysis to investigate children’s accounts of these interactions.

My professional background is in clinical and community Social Work, with particular focus on children and adolescents, health promotion, mental health and emotional wellbeing. I have worked in community health promotion projects focused on issues for young people, including alcohol and other substance use, same-sex attracted and sex & gender diverse young people, HIV/AIDS education and support, and rural community development through volunteering. Prior to commencing PhD research I was employed in a clinical Social Work role in a specialist child adolescent mental health service.

Research interests and activities

  • Discourse analysis and critical theory
  • Social media and social networking sites
  • Social construction of identity
  • Child-centred methods in research on child adolescent mental health and wellbeing
  • Same-sex attracted and sex & gender diverse people’s experiences

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Publications

Jenkin, G., Canty, J., Ernst, S., & Collings, S. (2019). Investigating suspected suicides: New Zealand coroners' experiences. Death Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2019.1699205

Rushton, A., Gray, L., Canty, J., & Blanchard, K. (2019). Beyond binary: (Re)defining "gender" for 21st century disaster risk reduction research, policy, and practice. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16, 3984. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16203984

Canty, J. (2017). “You can get cyberbullied by your friends”: Claiming authority to categorise a past event as bullying. In A. Bateman & A. Church (Eds.), Children’s knowledge-in-interaction: Studies in conversation analysis. (pp. 333-349). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-1703-2_18

Canty, J., & Gray, L. (2017, September-October). The last taboo? Teaching skills for clinical consultations with sex/gender diverse people in medical education. Verbal presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH) Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Canty, J., Stubbe, M., Steers, D., & Collings, S. (2016). The trouble with bullying: Deconstructing the conventional definition of bullying for a child-centred investigation into children's use of social media. Children & Society, 30(1), 48-58. doi: 10.1111/chso.12103

Chapter in Book - Research

Canty, J. (2017). “You can get cyberbullied by your friends”: Claiming authority to categorise a past event as bullying. In A. Bateman & A. Church (Eds.), Children’s knowledge-in-interaction: Studies in conversation analysis. (pp. 333-349). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-1703-2_18

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Journal - Research Article

Jenkin, G., Canty, J., Ernst, S., & Collings, S. (2019). Investigating suspected suicides: New Zealand coroners' experiences. Death Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2019.1699205

Canty, J., Stubbe, M., Steers, D., & Collings, S. (2016). The trouble with bullying: Deconstructing the conventional definition of bullying for a child-centred investigation into children's use of social media. Children & Society, 30(1), 48-58. doi: 10.1111/chso.12103

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Journal - Research Other

Rushton, A., Gray, L., Canty, J., & Blanchard, K. (2019). Beyond binary: (Re)defining "gender" for 21st century disaster risk reduction research, policy, and practice. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16, 3984. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16203984

Canty, J. (2012). [Review of the book Social work in a digital society]. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 24(3&4), 85-86. [Book Review].

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Canty, J. (2015). ‘This person only shares certain information with everyone’: Dealing with challenges of access in designing research for investigating online bullying in children's accounts of using social media. Proceedings of the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (IIEMCA International Conference: Living the Material World. (pp. 121-122). Retrieved from https://iiemca2015.com/

Canty, J. (2014). "If they're your friend then it's not bullying." Investigating the usefulness of Member Categorisation Analysis for analysing children's accounts of online bullying. Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (AIEMCA) Conference. (pp. 9-10). Retrieved from http://aiemca.net/

Canty, J. (2013). The trouble with bullying: Definition and meaning as methodological issues for qualitative research into online bullying. Proceedings of the 4th New Zealand Discourse Conference. Retrieved from http://www.aut.ac.nz/research/research-institutes/icdc/conferences/NZDC4

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Canty, J., & Gray, L. (2017, September-October). The last taboo? Teaching skills for clinical consultations with sex/gender diverse people in medical education. Verbal presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH) Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Canty, J., & Cunningham, R. (2016, August). Social media and the postgrad student: Why would you bother? Workshop presentation at the Postgraduate Research Student Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Canty, J. (2014, September). LGBTI: The last taboo? Developing a cultural competence education session for undergraduate medical students. Verbal presentation at the General Practice & Primary HealthCare Research Weekend, Taupo, New Zealand.

Canty, J. (2013, October). Sugar and spice or snakes and snails: What is research with children made of? Verbal presentation at the Hanmer Springs Research Weekend, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.

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