Ms Rebecca Starrs

Lecturer in Social Work

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Science South (SSS358)
Key responsibilities

Rebecca is the Deputy Teaching Program Director of the Social Work discipline. Additionally, Rebecca is the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and maintains leadership responsibilty for this Degree.

Rebecca holds active leadership, membership and responsibility in the following groups:

  • Chair of the Bachelor of Social Work, Course Quality Advisory Group (CQAG)
  • Chair of the Social Work Student Course Advisory Committee
  • Social Work Leadership Group
  • CEPSW Workload Taskforce Committee
  • Teaching and Learning Coordination Group
  • Inter Professional Practice in Child Protection Research Team member
  • Member of the SA Health Social Work Advisory Group

Rebecca has responsibilty as the Topic Coordinator for both the BSW and BSW Honours Field Education 2 Topics.

Teaching interests

Rebecca is a Topic Coordinator in both the BSW and BSW Honours Field Education 2 Topics.

Rebecca's teaching areas of interest include:

  • child protection
  • inter professional practice
  • trauma
  • work-integrated learning
  • well-being and self-care
  • field education
  • grief and loss
  • core communication skills and motivational interviewing
  • strengths-based practice
  • domestic violence

Rebecca has a specific interest in critically analysing structural, political and systemic influences, that either impede, and/or enhance social work student learning, practice and best outcomes for clients.

Topic coordinator
SOAD4007 BSW Field Education 2
SOAD7018 BSW Honours Field Education 2
Topic lecturer
SOAD7018 BSW Honours Field Education 2
SOAD4007 BSW Field Education 2