Associate Professor Fran Waugh
PhD(Sydney), BSW(UNSW), GradCertTeaching(HE)(Sydney)
Phone: +61 2 9351 4207
Fax: +61 2 9351 2606
Social work and social policy
- Child young people: safety and well-being
- Violence against women and children
- Knowledge building in social work practice and education
Following over 20 years professional experience as a registered nurse and then a social worker, this is my 13th year working as an academic in the Social Work and Policy Studies programs in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. I have taught across most units of study in the undergraduate program and Social Research in the postgraduate coursework program. I am currently the Pro Dean of the Faculty. I have had various roles including: Program Convenor, Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator, Coordinator of the Doctor of Social Work, eLearning Academic Convenor, the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and Associate Dean (Academic Programs). My practice research has focused on child emotional abuse, child protection and domestic violence, paediatric palliative care, and older people with dementia. My scholarship in teaching research includes practice learning, blended learning, embedding diversity, internationalisation and leadership in mentoring. I have a strong interest in collaborating with and learning about Social Work education and practice in China from Social Work academic colleagues, especially Professor Agnes Koon-Chui Law at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou. I am currently (2012) a member of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) research project on Authentic Assessment of Students in Practice Settings: A Design-Pattern Approach.
Vice Chancellor's Award for Systems that Achieve Collective Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2009
Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts, 2002
Certificate in recognition and appreciation of 20 years of membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) 2012
Professional and community roles
Member of editorial committee, Women in Welfare Education
- Authentic assessment of students in practice settings: A participatory design approach. Co-researcher
- Developing a sustainable system of online evaluation for professional practice and fieldwork units across the Faculty. Co-researcher
- Investigating exclusion in the Faculty through research of the first year experience and student attrition. Co-researcher
Current research students
|Project title||Degree||Research student|
|Narratives of how a mother acquires a diagnosis of mental illness (Associate Supervisor)||DSW||Kristen Burriel|
|Postgraduate students from Europe experiences of education in Australia: understandings and realities. (Co-supervisor)||DSW||Marguerite Biasatti|
|Challenges in commercialised community care: workers' perspectives||DSW||Robin Turnham|
|Students learning about social justice in field education. (Co-supervisor)||DSW||Justine O'Sullivan|
|Social Work as emotional labour (Associate supervisor)||DSW||Clare Stapleton|
|Maternal distress following disclosure of child sexual assault (working title).||DSW||Fleur Phillips|
|Contributors to the quality of life of elderly public hospital in-patients awaiting placement in residential aged care facilities||DSW||Michael Devery|
|Experiences of parent carers interacting with a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral service network. (Associate Supervisor)||DSW||Pam Joseph|
- Giles,R., Irwin. J.,Lynch,D. & Waugh, F. (2010). In the Field. From Learning to Practice.. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
- Fawcett, B, Waugh, F (eds.). (2008). Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges. New York London: Routledge.
- Waugh, F. (2011). Risk assessment: Working within a legal framework. In A. O'Hara & R. Pockett (Ed.), Skills For Human Service Practice: Working With Individuals, Groups and Communities (2nd ed., pp. 102–120), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
- Waugh, F. (2008). Violence against children within the family. In Barbara Fawcett and Fran Waugh (Eds.), Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges (pp. 109–121), New York London: Routledge.
- Napier, L, Waugh, F. (2008). Older people and violence. In Barbara Fawcett and Fran Waugh (Eds.), Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges (pp. 163–173), New York London: Routledge.
- Waugh, F. (2006). Risk Assessment: Working Within a Legal Framework. In A. O'Hara and Z. Weber (Eds.), Skills For Human Service Practice: Working With Individuals, Groups and Communities (pp. 86–98), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
- Waugh, F. (2009). Where does risk feature in community care practice with older people with dementia who live alone?. Dementia, 8(2), 205–222.
- Ewing, R, Freeman, M, Barrie, S, Ahmed nee Bell, A, O'Connor, D, Waugh, F, Sykes, C. (2008). Building community in academic settings: the importance of flexibility in a structured mentoring program . Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning , 16(3), 294–310.
- Irwin, J, Waugh, F. (2007). Domestic Violence: a priority in child protection in New South Wales, Australia?. Child Abuse Review, 16(5), 311–322.
- Irwin, J, Waugh, F, Bonner, M. (2006). The inclusion of children and young people in research on domestic violence. Communities Children and Families Australia, 1(1), 17–23.
- Chambers,B., Anderson, J.,Waugh, F., Markauskaite,L. & Barnes, J. (2012). Investigating inclusion and exclusion reasons for student attrition in first year at university. In AARE-APERA conference . University of Sydney, 2-6 December 2012.
- Bloomfield, D., White, S., Waugh, F., Bowles, W., Giles, R., Reimann,P., Goulding, J., Egan,S., & Chambers,B. (2012). Supporting assessment in practice settings: a cross disciplinary co-operative approach. In AARE-APERA conference . University of Sydney, 2-6 December 2012.
- Chambers,B., Waugh, F, & Barnes, J. (2012). Using the student perspective to enhance student transition resources. In New Horizons, 15th International First Year in Higher Education . Brisbane, 26-29 June, 2012.
- Laws,K., Waugh, F.,O'Connor, D., Napier, L. & Wikramanayake,D. (2010). Global Citizenship and the Internationalised Classroom: What Students Think. In Waugh, F. & Napier,L. Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings:Engagement, Collaboration and Sustainability. (1pp. 69–86). University of Sydney, 23 November 2009.
- Weeks,R., Atkinson S., Barbaux,M-T., O’Hara,A., Waugh,F.& Egan, S . (2009). Making the Move from Static to Activity-Based eLearning: Investigation of a Possible Model, . In Refereed conference paper presented at EDULEARN09: International Conference, on Education and New Learning Technologies, . Barcelona, Spain, 6-7 July, .
- Laws,K., Waugh,F., O’Connor,D. Napier,L.& Wikramanayake, D . (2008). Global Citizenship and the Internationalised Classroom, . In Brisbane, 7-10 October.
- Ewing, R, Freeman, M, Ahmed nee Bell, A, Barrie, S, O'Connor, D, Shields, J, Spicer, P, Waugh, F. (2007). The challenge of mentoring in academic settings: A pilot study. In Jeffery, PL AARE Conference - 2006 Papers by Papercode (pp. 1–18). Adelaide Australia, 27-30 Nov 2006.
- Waugh, F.,Giles, R., Small, A. & Ayres, E. (2011). Engaging with ePortfolios to enhance social work students’ practice learning, Paper presented at 21st Asia Pacific Social Work Conference: Crossing Borders: Interdependent Living and Solidarity, Waesda University, Tokyo. 15-18 July..
- Giles, R., Waugh, F. Bowles, W. & Egan, S. (2011). Authentic Assessment of Students in Practice Settings, Paper presented at AASWWE symposium: Footprints: Social Work and Human Services Education Making its Mark. Griffith University, Gold Coast. 29-30 September.
- Fawcett., B. & Waugh, F. (2011). Child Protection in the Australian Context: Challenges and Change , Paper presented at Shanghai International Conference on Social Science, ,Fudan University,Shanghai, 17-20 August.
- Reimann, P.,Waugh, F., Bloomfield, D., Giles, R., Chambers, B.,Wong, W.,Bowles, W., White, S., Goulding, J. & Egan, S. . (2011). Assessing the practicum: Eliciting cases and design patterns , Poster presented at ATN Assessment conference: Meeting the Challenges Curtin University, Perth, 20-21 October, 2011.
- Reimann, P., Waugh, F., Bloomfield, D., Giles, R., Chambers, B.,Wong, W.,Bowles, W., White, S., Goulding, J. & Egan, S. (2011). Authentic assessment of pre-service teachers and social work students in schools and human service settings , Paper presented at ATN Assessment conference Meeting the Challenges,Curtin University, Perth.20-21 October..
- Giles, R., Waugh, F. Bowles, W. & Egan, S. (2011). Assessment of Students in Practice Settings: Ensuring Quality and Consistency, Paper presented at Combined University Field Education Group (CUFEG) symposium, University of New South Wales, 31st October..
- Waugh, F. & Napier, L(eds) . (2010). Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings. Engagement,Collaboration and Sustainability., Colloquium proceedings, University of Sydney.
- Atkinson, S,. Barbaux, M-T., Egan, S, Weeks, R. & Waugh, F. (2010). Collaboration in blended learning design, Poster presented at Learning Technology Research Fest 2010, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney.
- Reimann,P,.Waugh,F.;Bloomfield,D., Giles,R., Wong,W.Y., Bowles,W.& White,S. (2010). Authentic assessment of students in practice settings: A participatory design approach , Poster presented at 2010 Assessment Forum, Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), UTS,17 November 2010.
- Waugh, F. & Moore, J. (2010). Social work academics' experiences of 'Embedding Diversity: Towards a Culturally Inclusive Pedagogy' , Paper presented at 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, Hong Kong Convention Centre, 10 -14 June.
- Waugh, F. & Napier, L. (2010). Health promoting approaches to people with dementia,, Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health: Changing Health: Acting and Reacting, Challenges for Social Work Theory and Practice,UBC, Dublin, Ireland 28 June-2 July .
- Giles,R., Small,A., Iriwn,J., Lynch,D., & Waugh,F. (2009). Learning about Transformational Learning in Social Work Field Education: Mapping the Theory and Applying the Process , Paper presented at 20th IFSW Asia Pacific & APASWE Social Workers conference, Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. November.
- Lynch,D.& Waugh,F. (2009). Addressing risk, safety and well-being of children and young people at school, Non-referred conference paper presented at 20th IFSW Asia Pacific & APASWE Social Workers conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Napier,L. & Waugh,F. (2008). Research led teaching: The case study of practice research of older people with dementia informing curriculum on Ageing, Non-referred conference paper presented at International Association of Schools of Social Work conference, Transcending the Global/Local Divide, Durban, South Africa, July 20-24.
- Lynch, D. & Waugh, F . (2008). Enhancing safety and well-being of children and young people at school, non-refereed paper presented at Association of Child Welfare Agencies,Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, July.
- Waugh,F. & Hart,D. (2008). Using online technology to assist social work student in rural practicum to undertake critically reflective practice, non-refereed conference paper presented at the Practice Experience in Professional Education (PEPE) conference,Edinburgh,Scotland, February.
- Giles,R., Ramon,S & Waugh, F. (2008). Transcending the local/global divide: the challenges for social work education and practice of local and global health inequities, Durban, South Africa, July 20-24.
- Giles,R., Small,A., Iriwn,J., Lynch,D.,& Waugh, F . (2008). Innovative pedagogical strategies: Developing a community of learners in field education practice, Non-referred paper presented at International Association of Schools of Social Work conference, Transcending the Global/Local Divide,Durban, South Africa, July 20-24.
- Napier, L., Waugh, F., Laws, K. O’Connor, D., and Wikramanayake, D . (2008). Internationalization in Social Work Education, Lunar Park Convention Centre, Sydney November.
- O’Hara, A., and Waugh, F. (2008). Using online technology to enhance social work students’ experiences of learning, , Non- referred paper presented at National Australian Association of Social Workers conference, Strength in Unity,Lunar Park Convention Centre, Sydney, November,.