Staff profile

Ms Sharlene Nipperess

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Social Development
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 52479113 +61 3 52479113
Email: s.nipperess@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work, James Cook University, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, James Cook University, 1988
  • Certificate in Financial Mgmt and Counselling, University of Western Sydney, 1998
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013


Professional activities

2013- Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 9-12 July 2014, Local Organising Committee, Member,
University of Melbourne

2013- National Ethics and Professional Practice Standards Committee , Convenor, Australian Association of Social Workers

2012- Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Research and Education, Secretary, Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Research and Education

Academic

Teaching Interests

The history of social work

Human rights and social work

Critical social work

Social work ethics

The relationship between the environment and social work


Subjects and units currently teaching

HSW101 Introduction to social work: social work theory and practice A

HSW118 Social work methods in context: social work theory and practice C

HSW701 Australian social work in an international context.


Student supervision

Fisher, V 2012 'Distance: an issue for Child FIRST workers', Bachelor of Social Work Honours Thesis, Deakin University.


Conferences and seminars

My most recent conference presentations include:

Nipperess, S & Clark, S 2014, ‘Refugee and asylum seeker social policy: where is Australian social work?’, paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development: Promoting Social and Economic Equality, Melbourne, Australia, 9-12 July.

Nipperess, S 2014, ‘Moving beyond rhetorical commitments: embedding human rights in social work education’, e-poster presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development: Promoting Social and Economic Equality, Melbourne, Australia, 9-12 July.

McAuliffe, D, Boddy, J & Nipperess, S 2014, ‘Ethical risks in online social work: e-Professionalism and the implications for social work education’, paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development: Promoting Social and Economic Equality, Melbourne, Australia, 9-12 July.

Hardcastle, F, Daly, K, McAuliffe, D, Nipperess, S & Pennell, K 2014, ‘Forewarned is forearmed: preventative strategies to combat ethical risk in a self-regulated environment’, paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development: Promoting Social and Economic Equality, Melbourne, Australia, 9-12 July.

Rosario, V, Thies, L, Wishart, L, Moles, J, Goldingay, S, Hosken, N, Nipperess, S, Carrington, A, Owen, W & Hitch, D 2013, ‘Holding up mirrors: reflections on academic literacy development across course curricula’, paper presented at the Association for Academic Language and Learning Conference: new students, new learning: new challenges?, Melbourne, Australia, 14-15 November.

Thies, L, Rosario, V, Goldingay, S, Nipperess, S, Coldwell-Neilson, J, Gao, S & Wallis, A 2013, ‘Embedded literacies curricula: the challenges of measuring success’, paper presented at the Association for Academic Language and Learning Conference: new students, new learning: new challenges?, Melbourne, Australia, 14-15 November.

Hardcastle, F, McAuliffe, D, Boddy, J, Nipperess, S, Pennell, K & Daly, K 2013, ‘ “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: ethical dilemmas in social media’, panel presentation at the Australian Association of Social Workers National Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 23-24 October.

Nipperess, S 2013, ‘Social work and technology: implications for social work education’, paper presented at the Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Educators Symposium, Perth, Australia, 3-4 October.

Nipperess, S 2012, ‘Human rights and social work practice with refugees and asylum seekers: an Australian study’, paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact, Stockholm, Sweden, 8-12 July.

Nipperess, S, McAuliffe, D & Daly, K 2010, ‘Reviewing the AASW Code of Ethics’, paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, Hong Kong, China, 10-14 June.

Nipperess, S 2009, ‘Human rights and social work: Reflections from social work practitioners and social work educators’, paper presented at the 20th Asia Pacific Social Work Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 11-13 November.

Briskman, L & Nipperess, S 2005, ‘Introducing human rights in social work: curriculum endeavours’, paper presented at the 18th Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference, Korea.

Research

Research interests

Sharlene is currently conducting research in the following areas:

Human rights and social work practice

Social work ethics, in particular in relation to technology

Social work with refugees and asylum seekers

Social work education in relation to the above three areas
 


Publications

Publications

My most recent publications include:

Pease, B, Goldingay, S, Hosken, N & Nipperess, S (eds) (in press), Doing critical social work, Allen & Unwin.

Nipperess, S (in press), ‘Towards a critical human rights approach to social work practice’, in B Pease, S Goldingay, N Hosken & S Nipperess (eds), Doing critical social work, Allen & Unwin.

Nipperess, S & Clark, S (in press), ‘Anti-oppressive practice with asylum seekers: reflections from the field’, in B Pease, S Goldingay, N Hosken & S Nipperess (eds), Doing critical social work, Allen & Unwin.

Pease, B, Goldingay, S, Hosken, N & Nipperess, S (eds) (in press), ‘Doing critical social work: working the contradictions’, in B Pease, S Goldingay, N Hosken & S Nipperess (eds), Doing critical social work, Allen & Unwin.

Nipperess, S, McAuliffe, D, Daly, K & Hardcastle, F 2014 (in press), ‘New steps in the AASW reconciliation journey’, in C Fejo-King, J Poona & R Sinclair (eds), Reconciliation and Australian social work, Magpie Goose Publishing, Canberra.

Nipperess, S & Briskman, L 2009, ‘Promoting a human rights perspective on critical social work’, J Allan, L Briskman & B Pease (eds) Critical social work: theories and practices for a socially just world, 2nd edn, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW.

Nipperess, S & Farah, M 1999, ‘Two heads are better than one: Arabic women resettling in Hume’, Migration Action, no. 1, pp. 28-29.

Nipperess, S & O'Neill, M 1998, Don’t get caught in the credit trap: a training manual on the consumer credit code for community workers, financial counsellors and teachers, Townsville Community Legal Service, Townsville. [ISBN 0-958-7565-7-0]


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