- Study at Deakin
- Campus life
- Industry and community
- About Deakin
Associate Professor Crisp is head of teaching programs in social work in the School of Health and Social Development and is responsible for the ongoing development of social work education at Deakin. Other responsibilities include being selection officer and assessing credit for prior learning for students accepted into the Bachelor of Social Work degree. Beth has published a number of books, contributed to more than 80 major articles in peer reviewed journals, and written numerous research reports on issues ranging from HIV/AIDS prevention among injecting drug users to social work education, spirituality and social exclusion.
Unit Chair HSW701 Australian Social Work in an International Context
Unit Chair HSW705 Challenging Poverty and Social Exclusion
6 Higher Degree Research students
1 honours student
Associate Professor Crisp has been actively involved in health and human services research for the past two decades, initially in program development and evaluation in the areas of substance misuse, HIV/AIDS and health promotion. In recent years, much of her research efforts have been in the area of professional development and the transfer of professional knowledge. From 2004 until 2008 she was involved in the evaluation of the new social work degree in England along with colleagues at the University of Glasgow and Kings College London. An ongoing interest which underpins Beth’s work is the need to establish measures and methodologies which form appropriate measures of evidence for the evaluation of complex programs in the human services. Her other main interest is in the interface between religion and spirituality and social work practice and her book Spirituality and Social Work was published in 2010 by Ashgate.
Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Society for Social Work Research (SSWR)
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Associate Professor Crisp is involved in a number of Departmental and Faculty committees:
• Advisory Board (Social Work)
• School Teaching and Learning Committee
• School Executive
• Faculty Admission, Access and Equity Committee
Beth is the Associate Editor (Australasia Reviews) for Social Work Education and a Consulting Editor for Journal of Social Work Education. She regularly acts as a reviewer for a range of health and social work journals including Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Australian Social Work, British Journal of Social Work, Health Promotion International, Journal of Social Work, and Qualitative Social Work.
Crisp, B.R., Addressing social exclusion: A priority for Social Work Education? Paper presented at the 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, Hong Kong, June 2010.
Crisp, B.R., What can a dialogue with Christian spirituality offer the human services? Paper presented to Melbourne College of Divinity Centenary Conference, Melbourne, July 2010.
Crisp, B.R., Creating dialogue between spirituality and health and social care provision: A challenge worth undertaking? Paper presented at the Sources of Transformation: Revitalising Traditions of Christian Spirituality for Today conference, Twickenham, England, July 2009.
Crisp, B.R., Belonging and inclusion: Are they the same? Paper presented at Asia Pacific Social Work Conference, Auckland, November 2009.
Crisp, B.R. and Maidment, J., Swapping roles of swapping desks? When experienced practitioners becomes students on placement. Paper presented at the Practical Experiences in Professional Education Conference, Edinburgh, January 2008.