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Ms India Bryce

Name India Bryce
Position Lecturer (Human Development, Wellbeing and Counselling)
Section School of Education
Office G307
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1192
Extension 1192
Qualifications BEd USQ , MCouns JCU , MSocWk Monash

BEd, MGuidCouns, MSW (Forensic Studies) India Bryce began her career as early childhood educator before taking a position as a front-line Child Safety Officer in the Investigation and Assessment Team, in the Queensland Department of Child Safety, Women and Youth. India is currently undertaking her PhD, which explores the lived experience of cumulative harm and it influence on career choice. India is now a Lecturer and Academic in the School of Education, at the University of Southern Queensland and a member of the USQ Centre of Health Research (Health and Social Justice). India’s current research explores cumulative harm, trauma informed pedagogy in higher education, trauma narratives and health, vocational behavior, transgender youth and youth justice, and separated parent’s experiences of education systems. India has published books, book chapters, and journal articles from her research including two co-edited reference books, Child Abuse and Neglect: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact and Management, and Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact and Management. India has presented on topics related to her research nationally and internationally.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Law And Humanities ( 480403 )
  • Counselling ( 440902 )
  • Criminological Theories ( 440205 )
  • Law And Society And Socio-Legal Research ( 480405 )
  • Criminology ( 440200 )
  • Sociological Studies Of Crime ( 440214 )
  • Criminal Law ( 480401 )
  • Social Work ( 440900 )
  • Victims ( 440218 )
  • Law In Context ( 480400 )
  • Family Law ( 480402 )
  • Sociology Of Education ( 390203 )
  • Education Policy ( 390200 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )
  • Higher Education ( 390303 )
  • Teacher And Student Wellbeing ( 390412 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )

Research interests
Child abuse and neglect
Cumulative harm
Child welfare
Trauma informed practice and pedagogy
Forensic social work and criminology
Developmental victimology and life-course victimisation

Industry affiliations
Member of USQ Centre for Health Research (Health and Social Justice)
Member of the International Society for Prevention for Child Abuse and Neglect
National Organisation of Forensic Social Workers
Child Protection Practitioners Association Queensland

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (CHIER)

Currently teaching courses/programs

Research most recent
Bryce, I. (2020). Responding to the Accumulation of Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Practice. Children Australia, 1-25. doi:10.1017/cha.2020.27

Bryce, I.,& Petherick, W. (2020). Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management. USA: Elsevier.

Bryce, I., Robinson, Y., & Petherick, W. (2020). Child Abuse and Neglect: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management. USA: Elsevier.

Research most notable
Bryce, I. (2018). A Review of Cumulative Harm: A Comparison of International Child Protection Practices. Children Australia, 43(1), 23-31. doi:10.1017/cha.2018.3

Publications in ePrints

Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: and Cantrell, KateORCID: and Bryce, IndiaORCID: and Daken, KirstieORCID: and Durham, Jo and Mullens, AmyORCID: and Batorowicz, BeataORCID: and Johnson, RhiannanORCID: (2022) Coping with COVID: pandemic narratives for Australian children. Heliyon, 8 (5):e09454. pp. 1-9.

Collier, Simone and Trimmer, Karen and Bryce, IndiaORCID: and Krishnamoorthy, GovindORCID: (2022) Roadblocks and Enablers for Teacher Engagement in Professional Development Opportunities Aimed at Supporting Trauma-informed Classroom Pedagogical Practice. Journal of Graduate Education Research, 3:10. pp. 51-65.

Collins, Pauline ORCID: and Bryce, IndiaORCID: and Nugent, Timothy (2021) A snapshot of the Family Law Pathways Network Program: working at the local community level. Australian Journal of Family Law, 34 (2). pp. 97-128. ISSN 0817-623X

Bryce, India ORCID: and Pye, David and Beccaria, GavinORCID: and McIlveen, PeterORCID: and du Preez, JanORCID: (2021) A systematic literature review of the career choice of helping professionals who have experienced cumulative harm as a result of adverse childhood experiences. Trauma, Violence and Abuse:15248380211016016. ISSN 1524-8380

Cantrell, Kate ORCID: and Bryce, IndiaORCID: and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: (2021) Abused, Neglected, Abandoned: Did Roald Dahl Hate Children as Much as the Witches Did? The Conversation, 21 January 2021. pp. 1-3.

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Counselling ( 440902 )
  • Criminological Theories ( 440205 )
  • Criminology ( 440200 )
  • Criminal Law ( 480401 )
  • Family Law ( 480402 )
  • Education Policy ( 390200 )