Knowledge building in social work practice and education

Research in this area involves the critical analysis, development and application of theoretical perspectives that underpin social work education and practice. Knowledge building is based on qualitative and quantitative research traditions with an emphasis on theory development; applying theory to practice; evidence-informed practice and practice-based research from which theories are derived. Research inquiry in this field may occur within social work or inter-professionally with other disciplines.

Researchers in this area include:

Dr Joanne Clarke Director of Field Education and Lecturer, Social Work and Policy Studies
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Professor Barbara Fawcett Professor, Social Work and Policy Studies
Keywords: postmodern feminisms, mental health, disability, participatory action research
Roslyn Giles AM Honorary Senior Lecturer in social work
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Dr Lesley Hughes Honorary Senior Lecturer
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Professor Jude Irwin Emerita Professor of Social Work and Social Justice, Social Work and Policy Studies
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Mary Lane Honorary Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Keywords: Social work practice and education, community development and activism, social work and peace, social work and social movements
Dr Denise Lynch Honorary Senior Lecturer
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Associate Professor Fran Waugh Acting Dean
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