Associate Professor Fran Waugh

GradCertTeaching(HE)(Sydney), BSW(UNSW), PhD(Sydney)
Acting Dean

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93514207
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Biographical details

Following over 20 years professional experience as a registered nurse and then a social worker, this is my 13th year working as an academic in the Social Work and Policy Studies programs in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. I have taught across most units of study in the undergraduate program and Social Research in the postgraduate coursework program. I am currently the Pro Dean of the Faculty. I have had various roles including: Program Convenor, Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator, Coordinator of the Doctor of Social Work, eLearning Academic Convenor, the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and Associate Dean (Academic Programs). My practice research has focused on child emotional abuse, child protection and domestic violence, paediatric palliative care, and older people with dementia. My scholarship in teaching research includes practice learning, blended learning, embedding diversity, internationalisation and leadership in mentoring. I have a strong interest in collaborating with and learning about Social Work education and practice in China from Social Work academic colleagues, especially Professor Agnes Koon-Chui Law at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou. I am currently (2012) a member of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) research project on Authentic Assessment of Students in Practice Settings: A Design-Pattern Approach.

Research interests

Social work and social policy
  • Child young people: safety and well-being
  • Violence against women and children
  • Knowledge building in social work practice and education

Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
Postgraduate students from Europe experiences of education in Australia: understandings and realities. (Co-supervisor) DSW Marguerite BIASATTI
Narratives of how a mother acquires a diagnosis of mental illness (Associate Supervisor) DSW Kristen BURRIEL
A critical investigation into the capacity of the NSW Out of Home Care- Relative Kinship Care system in addressing the complex needs of children and young people with family trauma histories DSW Tracey CRAWCOUR
Contributors to the quality of life of elderly public hospital in-patients awaiting placement in residential aged care facilities DSW Michael DEVERY
Experiences of parent carers interacting with a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral service network. (Associate Supervisor) DSW Pam JOSEPH
Maternal distress following disclosure of child sexual assault (working title). DSW Fleur PHILLIPS
Social Work as emotional labour (Associate supervisor) DSW Clare STAPLETON
Challenges in commercialised community care: workers' perspectives DSW Robin TURNHAM

Current projects

  • Authentic assessment of students in practice settings: A participatory design approach. Co-researcher
  • Developing a sustainable system of online evaluation for professional practice and fieldwork units across the Faculty. Co-researcher
  • Investigating exclusion in the Faculty through research of the first year experience and student attrition. Co-researcher

Associations

  • Member of editorial committee, Women in Welfare Education

Awards and honours

  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Systems that Achieve Collective Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2009

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts, 2002

  • Certificate in recognition and appreciation of 20 years of membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) 2012

Selected grants

2005

  • Carers perspectives on decision making: transitions from home to high level residential care for people with dementia; Teulan S, Waugh F; Catholic Health Care Services Ltd/Research Grants.

2003

  • Older persons with dementia who live alone : good practices in community care; Waugh F, Teulan S; Mercy Family Centre Limited/BLO Project.

2002

  • Palliative care of children: Parents perspectives; Waugh F; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

2001

  • Safety planning: Child protection and domestic violence; Waugh F; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

2000

  • Research Evaluation of domestic violence screening pilot in health agreement between The Health Administration Corporation and the University of Sydney; Spangaro J, Campillo L, Irwin J, Waugh F; Health Administration Corporation/Research Grants.

1999

  • Research entitled An explanation of the co-existence of domestic violence and child abuse and the implications for child welfare practice in N.S.W. between the University of Sydney and Barnardos Australia; Waugh F, Voigt L, Irwin J; Barnardos Australia/BLO Project.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Giles, R., Irwin, J., Lynch, D., Waugh, F. (2010). In the Field: From Learning to Practice. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Irwin, J., Waugh, F., Wilkinson, M. (2002). Domestic violence and child protection : a research report ; a collaborative research project. Sydney, NSW: The Department of Social Work, Social Policy and Sociology, University of Sydney.
  • Irwin, J., Waugh, F. (2001). Routine Screening for Domestic Violence in New South Wales Health. Australia: Education Centre Against Violence.

Edited Books

  • Fawcett, B., Waugh, F. (2008). Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges. New York London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Book Chapters

  • Waugh, F. (2011). Risk assessment: Working within a legal framework. In O'Hara A, Pockett R (Eds.), Skills for Human Service Practice: working with individuals, groups and communities, (pp. 102-120). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Giles, R., Irwin, J., Lynch, D., Waugh, F. (2010). Learning Theories and Practice learning. In the Field: From Learning to Practice, (pp. 17-29). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Giles, R., Irwin, J., Lynch, D., Waugh, F. (2010). Mapping the Concept of Transformational Learning in Practice Settings. In the Field: From Learning to Practice, (pp. 30-46). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Napier, M., Waugh, F. (2008). Older people and violence. In Barbara Fawcett and Fran Waugh (Eds.), Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges, (pp. 163-173). New York London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Waugh, F. (2008). Violence against children within the family. In Barbara Fawcett and Fran Waugh (Eds.), Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges, (pp. 109-121). New York London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Waugh, F. (2006). Risk Assessment: Working Within a Legal Framework. In Agi O'Hara, Zita Weber (Eds.), Skills for human service practice : working with individuals, groups and communities, (pp. 86-98). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Waugh, F. (2009). Where does risk feature in community care practice with older people with dementia who live alone? Dementia, 8(2), 205-222.
  • Ewing, R., Freeman, M., Barrie, S., Bell (nee Ahmed), A., O'Connor, D., Waugh, F., Sykes, C. (2008). Building community in academic settings: the importance of flexibility in a structured mentoring program. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 16(3), 294-310.
  • Irwin, J., Waugh, F. (2007). Domestic Violence: a priority in child protection in New South Wales, Australia? Child Abuse Review, 16(5), 311-322. [More Information]
  • Irwin, J., Waugh, F., Bonner, M. (2006). The inclusion of children and young people in research on domestic violence. Communities Children and Families Australia, 1(1), 17-23.
  • Waugh, F., Bonner, M. (2004). Being on the outside: critical reflections of the research process in paediatric palliative care. Women in Welfare Education, 7, 78-87.
  • Waugh, F., Hart, D. (2003). City students go bush: The process of virtual community building in rural social work field education. Women in Welfare Education, 6, 90-102.
  • Waugh, F., Bonner, M. (2002). Domestic violence and child protection: Issues in safety planning. Child Abuse Review, 11(5), 282-295.
  • Waugh, F. (2000). Initial assessment: a key stage in social work intervention. Australian Social Work, 53(1), 57-63.
  • Waugh, F. (2000). Lessons learnt from researching policy in action. Women in Welfare Education, (4), 50-58.

Conferences

  • Chambers, B., Anderson, J., Waugh, F., Markauskaite, L., Barnes, J. (2012). Investigating inclusion and exclusion reasons for student attrition in first year at university. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Bloomfield, D., White, S., Waugh, F., Bowles, W., Reimann, P., Goulding, J. (2012). Supporting assessment in practice settings: a cross disciplinary co-operative approach. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Chambers, B., Waugh, F., Barnes, J. (2012). Using the student perspective to enhance student transition resources. 15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference | New Horizons, Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.
  • Barbaux, M., Waugh, F., Weeks, R., Egan, S., Atkinson, S. (2010). Collaborative blended learning design. Learning Technology Research Fest 2010, Not published: Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition, University of Sydney.
  • Laws, K., Waugh, F., O'Connor, D., Napier, M., Wikramanayake, D. (2010). Global citizenship and the internationalised classroom: What students think. Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings: Engagement, Collaboration and Sustainability, Australia: Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney.
  • Waugh, F., Napier, M. (2010). Health promoting approaches to people with dementia. The 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health 'Changing Health: Acting and Reacting, Challenges for Social Work Theory and Practice', Not published: Not Published.
  • Atkinson, S., Weeks, R., Barbaux, M., O'Hara, A., Waugh, F., Egan, S. (2009). Making the Move from Static to Activity-Based E-Learning: Investigation of a Possible Model. EDULEARN09: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).
  • Ewing, R., Freeman, M., Ahmed, A., O'Connor, D., Waugh, F. (2007). DELETE/Duplicate with 1050696xPUB124 Mentoring in Higher Education: A Case Study. Australian Association for Research in Education 2006, Adelaide: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Ewing, R., Freeman, M., Bell (nee Ahmed), A., Barrie, S., O'Connor, D., Shields, J., Spicer, P., Waugh, F. (2007). The challenge of mentoring in academic settings: A pilot study. AARE's 36th Annual International Education Research Conference - Adelaide 2006, Melbourne: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).

Report

  • Napier, M., Waugh, F. (2006). Holding it together. Carers' perspectives on decision-making: from home to residential care for people with dementia.
  • Waugh, F., Napier, M., Bonner, M. (2004). Older persons with dementia who live alone. A research report.

2012

  • Chambers, B., Anderson, J., Waugh, F., Markauskaite, L., Barnes, J. (2012). Investigating inclusion and exclusion reasons for student attrition in first year at university. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Bloomfield, D., White, S., Waugh, F., Bowles, W., Reimann, P., Goulding, J. (2012). Supporting assessment in practice settings: a cross disciplinary co-operative approach. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Chambers, B., Waugh, F., Barnes, J. (2012). Using the student perspective to enhance student transition resources. 15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference | New Horizons, Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.

2011

  • Waugh, F. (2011). Risk assessment: Working within a legal framework. In O'Hara A, Pockett R (Eds.), Skills for Human Service Practice: working with individuals, groups and communities, (pp. 102-120). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

2010

  • Barbaux, M., Waugh, F., Weeks, R., Egan, S., Atkinson, S. (2010). Collaborative blended learning design. Learning Technology Research Fest 2010, Not published: Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition, University of Sydney.
  • Laws, K., Waugh, F., O'Connor, D., Napier, M., Wikramanayake, D. (2010). Global citizenship and the internationalised classroom: What students think. Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings: Engagement, Collaboration and Sustainability, Australia: Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney.
  • Waugh, F., Napier, M. (2010). Health promoting approaches to people with dementia. The 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health 'Changing Health: Acting and Reacting, Challenges for Social Work Theory and Practice', Not published: Not Published.
  • Giles, R., Irwin, J., Lynch, D., Waugh, F. (2010). In the Field: From Learning to Practice. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Giles, R., Irwin, J., Lynch, D., Waugh, F. (2010). Learning Theories and Practice learning. In the Field: From Learning to Practice, (pp. 17-29). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Giles, R., Irwin, J., Lynch, D., Waugh, F. (2010). Mapping the Concept of Transformational Learning in Practice Settings. In the Field: From Learning to Practice, (pp. 30-46). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

2009

  • Atkinson, S., Weeks, R., Barbaux, M., O'Hara, A., Waugh, F., Egan, S. (2009). Making the Move from Static to Activity-Based E-Learning: Investigation of a Possible Model. EDULEARN09: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).
  • Waugh, F. (2009). Where does risk feature in community care practice with older people with dementia who live alone? Dementia, 8(2), 205-222.

2008

  • Fawcett, B., Waugh, F. (2008). Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges. New York London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Ewing, R., Freeman, M., Barrie, S., Bell (nee Ahmed), A., O'Connor, D., Waugh, F., Sykes, C. (2008). Building community in academic settings: the importance of flexibility in a structured mentoring program. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 16(3), 294-310.
  • Napier, M., Waugh, F. (2008). Older people and violence. In Barbara Fawcett and Fran Waugh (Eds.), Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges, (pp. 163-173). New York London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Waugh, F. (2008). Violence against children within the family. In Barbara Fawcett and Fran Waugh (Eds.), Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges, (pp. 109-121). New York London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2007

  • Ewing, R., Freeman, M., Ahmed, A., O'Connor, D., Waugh, F. (2007). DELETE/Duplicate with 1050696xPUB124 Mentoring in Higher Education: A Case Study. Australian Association for Research in Education 2006, Adelaide: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Irwin, J., Waugh, F. (2007). Domestic Violence: a priority in child protection in New South Wales, Australia? Child Abuse Review, 16(5), 311-322. [More Information]
  • Ewing, R., Freeman, M., Bell (nee Ahmed), A., Barrie, S., O'Connor, D., Shields, J., Spicer, P., Waugh, F. (2007). The challenge of mentoring in academic settings: A pilot study. AARE's 36th Annual International Education Research Conference - Adelaide 2006, Melbourne: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).

2006

  • Napier, M., Waugh, F. (2006). Holding it together. Carers' perspectives on decision-making: from home to residential care for people with dementia.
  • Waugh, F. (2006). Risk Assessment: Working Within a Legal Framework. In Agi O'Hara, Zita Weber (Eds.), Skills for human service practice : working with individuals, groups and communities, (pp. 86-98). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Irwin, J., Waugh, F., Bonner, M. (2006). The inclusion of children and young people in research on domestic violence. Communities Children and Families Australia, 1(1), 17-23.

2004

  • Waugh, F., Bonner, M. (2004). Being on the outside: critical reflections of the research process in paediatric palliative care. Women in Welfare Education, 7, 78-87.
  • Waugh, F., Napier, M., Bonner, M. (2004). Older persons with dementia who live alone. A research report.

2003

  • Waugh, F., Hart, D. (2003). City students go bush: The process of virtual community building in rural social work field education. Women in Welfare Education, 6, 90-102.

2002

  • Irwin, J., Waugh, F., Wilkinson, M. (2002). Domestic violence and child protection : a research report ; a collaborative research project. Sydney, NSW: The Department of Social Work, Social Policy and Sociology, University of Sydney.
  • Waugh, F., Bonner, M. (2002). Domestic violence and child protection: Issues in safety planning. Child Abuse Review, 11(5), 282-295.

2001

  • Irwin, J., Waugh, F. (2001). Routine Screening for Domestic Violence in New South Wales Health. Australia: Education Centre Against Violence.

2000

  • Waugh, F. (2000). Initial assessment: a key stage in social work intervention. Australian Social Work, 53(1), 57-63.
  • Waugh, F. (2000). Lessons learnt from researching policy in action. Women in Welfare Education, (4), 50-58.

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