Ines has extensive work experience as a social worker in social welfare practice since 1992, exposing her to a broad range of interventions and fields of practice Research has been an integral part of Ines’ professional social work practice. Examples include two projects at the North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service one developing perpetrator programs, the other the education in schools project as well as conducting the NQDVRS’s self-assessment against the Practice Standards of the Department of Communities. Over the years, Ines’ work in this area has attracted three Queensland Domestic Violence Prevention Awards and an Australian Violence Prevention Merit Award.

Ines is currently teaching and working in the field education team in Social Work and Humans Services at JCU. She completed her PhD in 2015, and her thesis topic was ‘Social Work Field Education with External Supervision’. Ines is a collaborator in a current OLT grant exploring internationalisation is social work education. Ines has published widely, with a particular focus on field education and social work education. Ines social work practice experience and research interest are particularly centred around, child and youth welfare, violence prevention, professional development of supervision, social justice and human rights, women’s issues and field education for social work students.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, James Cook University

Education

  • 2015 
    James Cook University, PhD
  • 1993 
    James Cook University, Bachelor of Social Work

Publications

  • 2017
    Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 20 (1), 77-87., Reciprocity in international student exchange: Challenges posed by neo-colonism and the dominance of the Western voice.
  • 2017
    Australian Social Work, 70 (4), 429-440, International student exchange in Australian social work education
  • 2017
    Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 19 (1), pp. 48-61. , Leading through collaboration: The national field education network
  • 2016
    British Journal of Social Work, 46(2), 409-426, Getting to Know the Context: The Complexities of Providing Off-Site Supervision in Social Work Practice Learning.
  • 2016
    Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education, 18 (2), pp 66-78., On Becoming a Researcher: The Value of Writing Throughout the research process
  • 2015
    The Field Educator, 5.2 (Fall 2015). pp. 1-1, Field education with external supervision: supporting student learning
  • 2015
    Australian Social Work, 68 (1). pp. 32-48 , Racism unmasked: the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in social work field placements
  • 2015
    Social Work Education, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/02615479.2015.1005070, Being the University: Liaison Persons' Reflections on Placements with Off-Site Supervision.
  • 2014
    Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 13. pp. 5-13, Planting the seeds for someone else's discussion: experiences of task supervisors supporting social work placement
  • 2014
    Community Work: theories, experiences and challenges, Safety-Net Groups: an approach to community development.
  • 2014
    Advancing Social Work in Mental Health Through Strengths-based Practice (pp. 162-171), The MANDELA practice framework as a tool for strengths-based social work education
  • 2014
    Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education, 16(1), 69- 80., Social Work Field Education in Australia: Sharing Practice Wisdom and Reflection.
  • 2014
    Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education, 16(1), 52- 66., Space, Time and Relationships for Professional Growth: The Experiences of External Field Education Supervisors
  • 2014
    Social Work in Mental Health. Areas of Practice, Challenges and Way Forward. (pp. 97-117, Gender based violence and mental health.
  • 2013
    Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 15 (1), 104-119., From being 'caught in the middle of a war' to being 'in a really safe space'- social work field education with external supervision.
  • 2013
    Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 15 (1), 47-62., Decolonising field education. Challenging Australian social work praxis.
  • 2011
    Eco-social Justice: Issues, Challenges and Ways Forward. Bangalore,, Engaging with Resistance to Facilitate Social Work Education for Eco-social Justice.

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association of Social Work
  • Australian New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Educationa and Research [ANZSWWER]