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Lecturer in Social Work, UNSW Sydney

Dr Jane Mowll holds a BSW and PhD and is a lecturer in social work at the University of NSW where she also co-convenes the master of counselling social work. Additionally, Jane is an accredited mental health social worker and a member of the Australian college of social work (clinical division). Jane has over 18 years’ experience as a social worker and counsellor in government and private settings. As a senior counsellor at the Department of Forensic Medicine, she worked with colleagues to provide support and counselling to people bereaved after a homicide, accident, suicide, or sudden natural death. In this capacity she and her colleagues also developed a comprehensive support after suicide program, including a support after suicide group which she co facilitated for over 16 years. In her capacity as a counsellor in private practice she continues to provide support and counselling for people bereaved by the expected or sudden and/or violent death of a family member or friend. Jane completed her PhD at the University of NSW in 2011 on the experience of viewing or not viewing the body of a relative after sudden and unexpected death. She continues to write and research in the field of bereavement, particularly in the experiences of navigating the aftermath of a sudden and / or violent death. She is currently leading a team of researchers undertaking a study exploring grief for relatives bereaved after either palliative care or coronial death.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Social Work, UNSW


  • 2011 
    UNSW , PhD