Dr Amy Bromley

Casual Academic

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Amy is a social worker who has spent the last decade specialising in work with children and young people in families. Amy has worked in both statutory child protection roles and as a trauma therapist. Amy is skilled in a range of assessments including assessing parenting capacity, reflective functioning, and attachment. Amy also offers assessments using the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics which informs treatment planning for people who have experienced trauma. 

Amy's research focuses on reforming child protection systems. Based on her research, she advocates for a trauma-informed response to systemic reform. Trauma-informed responses nurture child protection practitioners to become resilient, adaptive, and offer quality services to children and families. 

  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of South Africa
  • Master of Social Work, specialisation in clinical practice with children and youth in families, University of Michigan
  • PhD Candidate, Flinders University
Honours, awards and grants
  • 2021 3MT Finalist and heat 1 winner. Flinders University. Awarded for engaging presentation of research.
  • 2020 Docfest poster presentation. Flinders University. Winner for the College of Education, Psychology, and Social Work.
  • 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Honour’s society acceptance. Michigan University. Top 10% of graduates of the university selected for membership.
  • 2015 Child welfare scholarship. Michigan University. Twelve students selected for advanced education and practice in the area of child welfare through lectures, workshops, and field placements exploring cutting edge best practices in enhancing the safety of children.
  • 2014 Joy Kite Award. Department for Child Safety. Queensland. Awarded for exceptional practice supporting children and families.
Key responsibilities

Amy is involved in supporting a range of research projects and teaching. Amy teaches in the Graduate Certificate in Trauma Responsive Practice. 

Teaching interests
  • Implementation science
  • Attachment and family therapy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Trauma-responsive practice
Topic lecturer
SOAD8009 Trauma and complexity