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Dr. Helen Hickson

PhD, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Professional Practice (Critical Reflection), Graduate Certificate in Management (Public Sector), Graduate Certificate in Health Studies (Loss and Grief)
Lecturer - Social Work-701512
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences
Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research
Working From Home
About Me

A bit about me …

I was born on the lands of the Kaurna Aboriginal people, which is now known as Adelaide in South Australia, and now live in central Victoria (near Bendigo) on Dja Dja Wurrung country.

I have been a social worker for about twenty years. I am an Accredited AASW Member, and a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Australian Social Work.  

Before I came to CQU, I had a long career in the Commonwealth Public Sector as a social worker and manager. I have worked in Academic roles for the past ten years at lots of different universities in Australia and taught a broad variety of subjects including research methods, social work practice skills, field education. I have worked on national and international research projects and I have a broad publication track record. 

I am passionate about critical reflection and reflective practices, and my PhD explored how social workers learn and use reflection. I have published internationally and presented my work at a range of national and international conferences My current research interests are in supporting community recovery after disaster and giving a voice to women and children survivors of family violence.

General
Universities Studied At

La Trobe University

RMIT

University of Queensland

Universities Worked At

CQUniversity

La Trobe University

Melbourne University

Monash University

Awards

National Emergency Medal (Victorian Bushfires 09), awarded in 2014

Previous teaching

SOWK13014 - Contemporary Social Policy

SOWK 12012- Organisational Practice

Professional Experience

Over twenty years experience as a social worker, including relationship counselling, family mediation, loss and grief work and social work supervision. 

Professional Memberships

Professional and Community Organisations

· Member, Human Research Ethics Committee, Bendigo Health (2007- )

· Member, Board of Management, Centre for Non-Violence (2015- )

· Chair, Board of management, Centre for Non-Violence (2020- )


Journal Reviewer

· Children Australia (2011- )

· Australian Journal of Primary Health (2015- )

· Journal of Paramedic Practice (2015- )

· Nursing and Health Science (2018 - )

· Genealogy (2020 - )

· Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education (2020 -)

· Australian Social Work (2020- )

Professional Interests

My current research interests are in supporting community recovery after disaster and giving a voice to women and children survivors of family violence.


Qualitative Research

Rural Health Workforce

Community Recovery after Disaster

Family Violence

Industry Reports

Australian Association of Social Work

· Member since 1998, Accredited member (2018 - )

· Member, National Practice Standards Committee, AASW (2011- 2013)

· Member, National Research Committee (2015- 2019)

· Member, Editorial Board, Australian Social Work (2020 -)

· Book Reviews Editor, Australian Social Work (2021-)

· Member, Editorial Board, Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education (2020 - )

Editor

· Member, Editorial Board, Australian Social Work (2020 -)

· Book Reviews Editor, Australian Social Work (2021-)

· Member, Editorial Board, Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education (2020 - )

Consultancy Work

I am available for consultancy work in relation to reflective practice, research and writing. 

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4409 Social Work
  • 4203 Health services and systems

At the level of Associate Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Health Sciences

Other health sciences - Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
Social Work

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