Dr Annie Jarvis

Casual Academic

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Science South (SSS228)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Annie has been at Flinders University since 2007; intially, as a Field Education Coordinator, and now an academic. She holds a PhD from Flinders University (2017) having completed a Master of Social Work from Flinders University (2010) and a Bachelor of Social Work from University of South Australia (1994). Prior to coming to Flinders University Annie practiced in a range of settings that included health, mental health, education social work and disability, predominantly in the government sector. Annie's PhD explored dominant discourses in mental health social work, recommending new ways forward within a critical social work approach. Her research interests are in mental health, trauma, women, children and young people, social policy, social work education and self-efficacy in social work practice.


PhD, Flinders University (2017)

Master of Social Work, Flinders University (2010)

Bachelor of Social Work, University of South Australia (1994)

Certificate IV Workplace Assessment and Training, TAFE SA (1998)

Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Hillcrest Hospital (1983)

Registered General Nurse, Royal Adelaide Hospital (1980)

Honours, awards and grants
  • Golden Key Award - MSW
  • Commendation from Vice-Chancellor: outstanding achievement in master of social work course
Key responsibilities

topic coordination, lecturing, tutoring and research

Teaching interests
  • critical approach in mental health social work education and practice
  • trauma-informed care and practice
  • reflexive & reflective social work education and practice
  • relationship and rights-based approaches for socially just social work
  • social work with children, young people and women
Topic coordinator
SOAD1010 Mental Health and Public Participation
SOAD9060 Social Work Theories
SOAD9059 Trauma and Resilience
Topic lecturer
SOAD1010 Mental Health and Public Participation
SOAD9060 Social Work Theories
SOAD9059 Trauma and Resilience
Supervisory interests
Children and grief
Children and stress
Children and trauma or loss
Children in families
Children's mental health, evaluating
Domestic violence, women's health
Health professional relationships with consumers of mental health services
Life chances of women and children
Mental health policy and practice
Social work practice
Social work theory and practice
Teaching methods of social work
Use of research in social work practice

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