To help us celebrate the one year anniversary of the Social Work Discoveries podcast, I've uploaded a remastered and extended edition of the very first episode of the pod. On this episode you'll hear all about Social Work Research & Participatory Action Research with Dr Neil Hall from Western Sydney University.
This episode was recorded with Dr Susan Bailey from the University of Western Australia and Chris Panagiotaros from Western Sydney University. We talk all things Eco-Social Work, Environmentalism, Grief and Loss Theory, and Participatory Action Research. We recorded this episode at the 2018 International Social Work, Education, and Social Development Conference held in Dublin, Ireland.
Following up from our last conversation on the criminal justice sector, I really wanted to invite Dr Maggie Hall onto the podcast to continue this investigation into social work, research and the intersections with the criminal justice system here in Australia. And she really has delivered some fantastic insights and ideas! So buckle up and get ready for a straight-talking chat with Maggie, who will delve into prisoner perspectives, ethnography, ethics of practice and research in the...
In episode eight of the social work discoveries podcast we hear from Professor Brian Stout, who was happy to share some really important insights and discussion on the role of social work within the youth and criminal justice system around the world, and the intersections with research. He gives some critical perspective on why social workers are needed in this sector of welfare work, and also gives a vision for the ongoing education of social workers in coming years.
In this episode I talk with Associate Professor from Western Sydney University - Dr Jane Mears - all about the role of social work in the context of aged care and how social workers can better highlight the needs of the elderly in Australian society. We discuss Jane's social work research with older women who have experienced abuse and violence, and how her research has helped to create awareness of this 'invisible' cohort of our community.
In Episode 04 (Part 1) you'll hear about what it's like working on a social work research team, as well as explore further the term methodology in social research, among other interesting social work things. Keep an ear out for Fran & Michel's description of their project - you'll be able to hear the joy and passion in their voices!
Hi Podcasters, This is Episode 3 (Part 2) of my conversation with Professor Linda Briskman. Here we discuss further the importance of a Human Rights focus for social work research and practice within the context of working with Asylum Seekers & Refugees here in Australia. In light of the last few weeks of disturbing news coming from the Manus Island detention centre, Linda discusses 'wicked policies' and politics, plus the challenges of 'dual loyalties' facing the social work profession...
Hello Podcast Listeners, In Episode 3 (Part 1) of the Social Work Discoveries podcast Professor Linda Briskman talks to me about some of her experiences of social work research and being invited by Aboriginal Communities in Australia to help share the stories of our Nation's first peoples. She highlights why a human rights focus is integral to social work practice and research, and encourages social workers to have a critical review of who we are 'working for' and for what purpose are we...
Hey Friends, Here’s Part 2 of my conversation with Professor Jim Ife of Western Sydney University. If you haven’t already… make sure you go and listen to Part 1 of Episode 2 so that you’re up to speed. Here you will hear Jim paint a picture of how social work research might better serve … Continue reading Episode 02 (Part 2) – Community Development & Research with Professor Jim Ife.
Hi Social Work Discoveries Listeners, Here’s Episode 2 (Part 1) of my conversation with Professor Jim Ife from Western Sydney University. In this episode Jim discusses the need for social workers to embrace community development, and start looking towards alternative ways to support our communities in this tumultuous and finite world. Thanks for listening! … Continue reading Episode 02 (Part 1) – Community Development & Research with Professor Jim Ife.