Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Planning, Flinders University

Lorna Hallahan has been involved in the disability movement for over 25 years. She currently occupies several policy advice roles including as Chair of the South Australian Ministerial Disability Council, Deputy Chair National people with Disability and Carers Council and member of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Advisory Group. A social worker for 30 years, Lorna's academic and professional work focuses on exploring the ethical dilemmas faced by workers in complex human and health services and the development of liberatory service models and practice.


  • 2006–present
    Senior lecturer in School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University


  • 2005 
    Flinders University, PhD

Research Areas

  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Human Rights And Justice Issues (220104)
  • Social Work (1607)


South Australian Women's Honour Roll 2011
Joint Winner Australian Book Review Calibre Prize for Outstanding Essay 2010 for essay:'On being odd'