Social work in health care

Research in this area is conceptualised broadly, underpinned by understandings of the social determinants of health and health inequalities for individuals, groups and communities. This includes the health and wellbeing of individuals and their social relationships, health policy and innovation; the organisation and delivery of health services and local, national and global health initiatives. Discursive, theoretical, empirical and practice-based approaches, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies support research inquiry in this field.

Researchers in this area include:

Associate Professor Janet George Honorary Associate Professor in Social Work and Policy Studies
Keywords: Health policy, ageing, social development, social work education
Ms Roslyn Giles AM Honorary Senior Lecturer in social work
Dr Rosalie Pockett Senior Lecturer, Social Work and Policy Studies; Ethics Adviser, Research Division; Research Progress Manager, Division of Doctoral Studies; Program Director, Bachelor of Social Work; Honorary Senior Lecturer
Keywords: practice based research, health inequalities, interprofessional education, critical reflection and practice
Dr Joanne Clarke Director of Field Education and Lecturer, Social Work and Policy Studies
Mr Simon Tully Honorary Associate
Dr Matthew Ericson Adjunct Senior Lecturer