Roslyn Giles AM

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Social Work
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After a long career in direct social work practice and social work service management, I am now applying this rich experience to social work education and research.

Member of the Order of Australia, Australian Government

  • Consultant, social work and practice research, NSW Health Local Health Divisions
  • Co-teacher, Professional Practice Supervision, Sydney School of Education and Social Work Office of Professional Learning
  • Member, Australian Social Work Review Panel
  • Program accreditor, Australian Association of Social Workers 
  • Member, Social Work Health Inequalities Network
  • Chair Academic Board Australian Institute of Relationship Studies
  • Reviewer,  Social Work Service, Central Adelaide Health Network

  • Giles R., Vertigan A. & Epstein I. (2011). Clinical Data Mining in Allied Health. (1st ed.), Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Giles R., Irwin J., Lynch D. & Waugh F. (2010). In the Field: From Learning to Practice. (1st ed.), Melbourne: Oxford University.
  • Pockett, R, Giles, R. (2008). Critical Reflection: Generating theory from practice. The graduating social work student experience. Sydney: Darlington Press.

Selected book chapters
  • Giles, R., & Pockett, R. (2019). "Supporting diversity and finding congruity in social work field education". In F. Gardner, J. Theobald, N. Long & H. Hickson (Ed.), Field education: Creating successful placements Docklands, Victoria: Oxford University Press.
  • Giles, R., & Pockett, R. (2013). "Critical reflection in social work education". In J. Fook and F. Gardner (Eds.), Critical Reflection in Context: Applications in health and social care (pp. 208–218), Oxon: Routledge.

Selected journal articles
  • Egan, S., Waugh, F., Giles, R., & Bowles, W. (2017). "Authentic assessment: Partners in developing a web-based guide". Social Work Education, 36(6), 731–744. DOI:10.1080/02615479.2017.1303042
  • Lalayants, M., Epstein, I., Auslander, G., Chan, W., Fouche, C., Giles, R., Joubert, L., Rosenne, H., & Vertigan, A. . (2013). "Clinical data-mining: Learning from practice in international settings". International Social Work, 56(6), 775–797. DOI:10.1177/0020872811435370
  • Laragy, C., Bland, R., Giles, R., & Scott, V. (2013). "Australian Practice Standards nine years on: Are they useful?". International Social Work, 56(5), 644–658. DOI:10.1177/0020872812436623
  • Roslyn Giles. (2009). "Developing a Health Equality Imagination: Hospital practice challenges for health social work practice". International Social Work, 52, 525–537.
  • Roslyn Giles, Susan Gould, Chris Hart & Jennifer Swancot. (2007). "Clinical Priorities: Strengthening Social Work Practice in Health". Australian Social Work, 60(2), 147–165.

Selected conference papers
  • Giles R., Small A., Irwin J., Lynch D. & Waugh F. (2009). "Learning about Transformational Learning in Social Work Field Education: Mapping the Theory and Applying the process". Auckland NZ, November 2009.
  • Giles R., Small A., Irwin J., Lynch D. & Waugh F. (2008). "Innovative Pedagogical Strategies: Developing a Community of Learners in Field Education Practice". Durban South Africa, July 2008.