Lorna Hallahan has been a social worker for over 35 years, including as an academic at Flinders University since 2006. Prior to coming to Flinders, Lorna practiced in a range of settings, including disability advocacy and the management of a loss and grief service. She is currently Head, Social Work at Flinders University and President, Australian Council of Heads of Schools of Social Work. Lorna is Co-Director of the Flinders Social Work Research Innovation Living Space, pursuing research aimed at developing social work knowledge and the workforce through collaborative projects focussed on complexity, intersectionallity, inter-sectoral and inter-professional practice. Lorna has been a significant and long term contributor to the development and analysis of disability policy. In 2015, Lorna was appointed the Independent Reviewer of the SA Adoptions Act (1988) and she is a member the SA Premier's Women's Council. Lorna speaks and writes regularly on issues related ethical issues for workers in complex human services.
South Australian Women's Honour Roll 2011Joint Winner Australian Book Review Calibre Prize for Outstanding Essay 2010 for essay:'On being odd'