Rashid Flewellen is casual lecturer in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, and causal academic in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University.
Rashid graduated from the University of California, Berkley, in 2000, majoring in social welfare and psychology. He spent several years in social work clinical practice in the US, working principally with military veterans in mental-health settings, before moving to Australia in 2010, where he worked initially as a drug and alcohol counsellor for St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst. Rashid has spent the past 15 years as a clinical researcher and academic. He has taught across several subjects including Motivational Interviewing in social work practice; social work with children and families; mental health; and Indigenous studies.
In 2018, Rashid was conferred a PhD in Public Health from Curtin University of Technology.
Previously, Rashid has taught with the Medical Education Unit of Western Sydney University, where he was responsible for co-teaching the Community Research attachment for Year 4 medical students, which involved supporting more than 20 group research projects each year in collaboration with community-based supervisors. As well, he taught problem-based learning and personal and professional development attachments across Years 1 to 3.
Rashid also works as a critical care social worker in the emergency department and intensive care units within the NSW public hospital system in the South Western Sydney Local Health District.