Apologies, it’s been a while since our last episode!
My conversation here was recorded on grounds of Sydney University and so I would like to acknowledge the custodians of the land – the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation – paying respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
This episode diverges somewhat from investigating the intersections of social work and research, and instead focuses on an emerging community development and social work forum in Sydney – The Sydney Social Work Community. An exciting new development for social workers in the region.
This is an interesting conversation with founder Kate Hutchinson which I am sure you’ll enjoy and I have a feeling that at the end of the chat, you may be motivated to make your own change for good in your social work communities!
On episode 13 you’ll hear an engaging conversation with Dr George Turner discussing the intersections of social work, sexual health, social justice, research and language. There’s lots to get you thinking, so we hope you enjoy!
Here is episode 12 of the Social Work Discoveries Podcast.
On today’s episode you’ll hear from Dr Jioji Ravulo who is very interested in the space of practicing cultural humility and decolonising social work research & practice. Jioji works closely with Pacific Islander peoples & communities both here in Australia and abroad, and is very passionate in creating a better world through the social work research that he undertakes.
On today’s episode we follow up with Dr Neil Hall.
We heard from Neil last episode for the 1 year anniversary of the podcast, and we are very happy to have him back on the podcast for today’s social work research discussion.
Today, Neil and I explore his research work with a street art project in the Blue Mountains (one hour’s drive west of Sydney, Australia). I also spend some time asking Neil about his perspectives on conducting research in the area of Men & Boy’s Health.
You’ll hear Neil discuss his thoughts on a Social Determinants of Health perspective for health and welfare, as well as get an insight into what drives him to conduct the social work research that he does.
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 criminal justice sector. We hope you enjoy.
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.
This is episode 7 of the Social Work Discoveries podcast.
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.
Here’s my conversation with Dr Sonia Tascón. If you’re interested in finding more about integrating art, film and other visual mediums in your social work practice or research, then this is the podcast for you! We also delve into the interesting philosophy of phenomenology and it’s use in social work research.
And exciting news! Sonia has a new book which investigates all these topics and much, much more, and is soon to be released by Routledge (book publishers). So, if you like what you hear and want to find out more, stay tuned for an update on the book release date.