Lorna was appointed in September 2006. She holds a PhD from Flinders University (2005) having completed a B. Soc. Wk. from University of Queensland in 1982. Prior to coming to Flinders, Lorna practiced in a range of settings, including disability advocacy and the management of a loss and grief service. Lorna has been a significant and long term contributor to the development and analysis of disability policy. Her recent research has focussed on the Evaluation of the Trial of The National Disability Insurance Scheme through the National Institute of Labour Studies at Flinders. In 2015, Lorna was appointed the Independent Reviewer of the SA Adoptions Act (1988) and she is a member the SA Premier's Women's Council. Lorna speaks and writes regularly on issues related ethical issues for workers in complex human services.
B Soc Wk (University of Queensland, 1982)
PhD (Flinders University, 2005)
Lorna conducts research in these areas:
Lorna conducts consultancies in these areas:
Lorna is a member of the International Editorial Board of The Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work and the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change.
Lorna contributes to teaching in the fields disability studies; human rights and ethics and integrity in social work practice. Lorna supervises a number of research students.