• Podsoc #17

On human rights and social work:

In conversation with Sharlene Nipperess

In this podcast, Sharlene Nipperess discusses human rights, a core value of social work. Her research explores how much we really know about the relationship of social work values to practice and how well social work education prepares students for a human rights perspective.

Sharlene Nipperess is a lecturer in social work at the School of Health and Social Development, at Deakin University, Geelong, Australia. Sharlene has worked as a social work practitioner and educator in Queensland, Western Australia and, most recently, Victoria.

Her practice, teaching and research interests include human rights and critical social work, social work ethics and the fields of practice of social work with refugees and asylum seekers and people who experience mental health issues. She is also interested in rural, regional and remote social work and the relationship between environmental issues and social work.

Sharlene is a member of the National Ethics Committee of the Australian Association of Social Workers and the National Practice Standards Committee, which is overseeing the current review of the national Practice Standards (2003).

Sharlene is currently completing her PhD on human rights and social work practice and education.

Recommended citation for this podcast– APA6th

Fronek, P. (Interviewer). (2012, August 2). On human rights and social work: In conversation with Sharlene Nipperess. [Episode 17}. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/on-human-rights-and-social-work/.

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