Professor of Social Work, Flinders University

Sarah has a background in social work. She is currently professor of social work at Flinders University and researches violence against women, particularly domestic violence. She wrote Domestic Violence in Rural Australia (2009): The Federation Press, and Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts: a re-examination of gender (2014): Routledge. She been published in numerous high-ranking, international academic journals including Health & Social Care in the Community, International Social Work, Journal of Social Work, British Journal of Social Work, Journal of Rural Studies, Affilia: Women and Social Work and Australian Social Work. Her current research projects explore the impact of domestic violence on women’s citizenship, the role of religion in domestic violence, service provision for Aboriginal communities experiencing family violence, and how workers talk about domestic violence with men.


  • –present
    Program Director, Masters of Social Work; Co-Director, Research Centre for Gender Studies; Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia