Be the change for better communities
Our PHD students are studying social issues and systems affecting children, families and community and working with industry to drive responsible policy and practice change.
Why undertake a PhD in Social Work at Flinders
Our PhD graduates go on to secure positions in a variety of settings within a framework of relevant legislation and procedures, supporting individuals, families, and groups within the community.
|Professor Sarah Wendt
||Domestic violence, child protection practice|
|Professor Damien Riggs||Family diversity, transgender parents, fertility preservation, heterosexual first-time parents, surrogacy, foster care, and embryo donation for formation|
|Associate Professor Lorna Hallahan||Disability, social inclusion, worker’s rights|
|Dr Carmela Bastian||Child and family wellbeing, social work practice|
|Dr Yunong Huang||Social gerontology, mental health, disaster social work, and social work theory|
|Dr Michelle Jones
||Social policy, the caring professions|
|Dr Helen McLaren||Violence against women, women's and children's social protection, SDGs and women's empowerment, quality of life, multicultural wellbeing, CALD communities, and green social work.|
|Dr Kate Seymour||Masculinities, gender and violence|
|Dr Ben Lohmeyer||Youth sociology, sociology of violence, youth policy, youth work practice, school bullying, social policy, youth inequality, youth studies, youth violence, evaluation and intervention|
Research in life, not in the lab.
Social Work Innovation Research Living Space is developing a formidable reputation for producing theoretically driven research to examine social issues and social work practice. The evidence produced – when put into action – will help social workers and others to work more effectively with our communities.
The Órama Institute is a multi-disciplinary research institute for mental health and wellbeing at Flinders University, with a focus on research and discovery related to brain and mind and their relationship to the body.
Open Door is an Australasian multi-disciplinary research hub that exists to disseminate research information to academics, practitioners and veterans interested in the research policy and service provision for veterans and first responders.
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