Janet Newbury, Ph.D.

School of Child & Youth Care 
University of Victoria 
P.O. Box 1700, STN CSC 
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 

Email: Janet.newbury@gmail.com

Janet Newbury lives on Tla’amin territory, just north of Powell River, British Columbia, Canada.  She is a director on the boards of the Powell River Division of Family Practice, the Powell River Historical Museum and Archives, and the Sunshine Music Festival, and is involved in a number of other exciting community-based initiatives. She is also an instructor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria, where she completed her PhD. Her post-doctoral research explored community-based approaches to economic and social development, which informs much of her current work. She has more recently been involved in research projects around the development of a regional social plan, as well as life promotion in First Nations communities.  She has written extensively for both academic and popular publications on such topics as: substance use, social justice, relational practice, contextualizing care, qualitative research methods, post growth economies, and asset-based approaches to change within current political and social realities. Additional interests include food production and preservation, intergenerational civic engagement, and enjoying the great outdoors. 

Some of her non-academic writing can be found at the following sources:
• http://rabble.ca/search/apachesolr_search/janet%20newbury?filters=tid%3A13348 
• http://postgrowth.org/author/janet/ 
• http://www.policynote.ca/author/janet-newbury/  
• http://ijcyfsreview.com/ 

And here is a list of her academic publications, some of which can be freely accessed online: 


  • Newbury, J.  (November, 2016).  Neuroscience, Child and Youth Care, and creative conversations.  CYC-Online
  • Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M.  (2016).  Leaning in: Teaching relational practice amidst complexity.  International Journal of Collaborative Practice, 6(1), 13-28. 
  • Newbury, J.  (2016).  How public sector jobs can foster community economies.  Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, BC Office: A Good Jobs Economy for BC. 
  • Modlin, H. & Newbury, J.  (2016).  Thinking and doing together, ‘as a field’.  Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 29(1), 6-35. 
  • Newbury, J. & Pacini-Ketchabaw, V.  (2015).  Responding to our current times in child and youth care.  International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, 6(4), 494-497. 
  • Newbury, J. & Dicks, S.  (in press).  From grassroots to government: Approaches to community engagement for heritage management. Book of Proceedings of the Conference ‘The Right to [World] Heritage.’  Cottbus, Germany: International Association of World Heritage Professionals. 
  • Newbury, J. (2014).  Inquiring into life as we live it.  Child and Youth Services, 35, 3, 196-215. 
  • Newbury, J.  (2012).  The paradox of the individual.  The International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, 4(1), 458-478. 
  • Newbury, J.  (2012).  Creating community: Reconsidering relational practice.  Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 23(5), 6-20. 
  • Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M.  (2012).  Seeking solutions without centering problems: From research to practice.  International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, 3(1), 20-45. 
  • Newbury, J.  (2011).  Situational analysis: Centerless systems and human service practices.  Child and Youth Services, 32, 88-107.   
  • Newbury, J.  (2011). Individualizing trauma: Pathologizing populations and perpetuating violence? A Book Review.  Psychological Studies, 56(3), 325-327. 
  • Newbury, J.  (2011).  A place for theoretical inconsistency.  International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(4), 335-347. 
  • Newbury, J.  (2010).  In the meantime.  Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 23(3), 43-50. 
  • Newbury, J.  (2010).  Contextualizing child and youth care: Striving for socially 
  • Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M.  (2010).  Relational inquiry: Generating new knowledge with adolescent girls who use crystal meth.  Qualitative Inquiry, 16(10), 642-650. 
  • Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M.  (2010).  Making meaning in context: The puzzling relationship between image and metaphor.  Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 23(3), 167-194. 
  • Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M.  (2010).  Girls are so complicated!  Re-imagining addiction support in context.  Canadian Journal of Counseling, 44(1), 15-33. 
  • Newbury, J.  (2009).  Theory, policy, and practice entwined: Exploration through a case in point.  Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 22(3), 52-56. 
  • Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M.  (2008).  A meaningful method: Research with girls who use crystal methamphetamine.  Child and Youth Care Forum, 37(5/6), 227-240 


Books – – –

Chapters in Books – – –

  • Newbury, J. & Vachon, W. (under review).  Community settings, outreach, and youth engagement.  In K. Gharabaghi (ed.).  Child and Youth Care across Sectors: Canadian and Global Perspectives.  Vancouver, BC: UBC Press. 
  • Newbury, J. & Gibson, K.  (2015). Post-industrial Pathways for a ‘Single Industry Resource Town’: a Community Economies Approach.  In I. Vaccaro; K. Harper; & D. S. Murray.  (eds.).  Postindustrial debates: The economies and ecology of disconnection.  London, UK:  Earthscan-Routledge. 
  • Blades, D. & Newbury, J.  (2014).  Learning to let go of sustainability.  In S. Alsop & L. Bencze, Activist Science and Technology Education.  New York, NY: Springer. 
  • Newbury, J.  (2014).  Post Growth Possibilities for Child and Youth Care.  In K. Gharabaghi, H. Skott-Myhre, & M.  Krueger, With Children and Youth.  Kitchener, ON: WLU Press. pp. 121-147. 
  • Newbury, J.  (2013).  Situational analysis: Centreless systems and human service practices.  In K. Charmaz & A. Clarke, Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis: Four Volume Set.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  • Newbury, J.  (2011).  Contextualizing care: Generating alternatives to the individualization of struggles and support by considering loss.  In A. Pence & J. White.  Child and Youth Care: Critical Perspectives on Pedagogy, Practice, and Policy.  Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.  pp. 158-178.

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