SWIRLS leaders set the standards

Flinders social work experts have taken out two awards at the Australian New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research Awards, announced at the ANZSWWER conference in Perth over 3 and 4 October.

Professor Sarah Wendt was co-awarded the Field-University Collaboration Award, which recognised the multiple research projects SWIRLS is undertaking with industry that demonstrate collaborative engagement, leading to real-world, translatable research impact.

Dr Priscilla Dunk-West was awarded the Active Social Media Presence Award, in recognition of her substantial media engagement over a sustained period of time, particularly for radio and print media around the nation on a range of topics connected to her expertise.

The conference announces seven awards to the top teachers and researchers in social work and welfare each year.

Taking home two honours from the 2019 event is testament to Flinders’ impressive strengths in social work, including its Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS) which is rapidly building an international reputation.

Visit Flinders staff pages to find out more about SWIRLS researchers Professor Sarah Wendt and Dr Priscilla Dunk-West

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