Dr Ros Darracott

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Personal details

Discipline

Public Health and Health Services

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Masters of Social Work (Hons) (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)

Professional memberships and associations

Accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, AASW Clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy

Teaching

Teaching is underpinned by social constructionism and critical theory, aiming to develop practitioners who are culturally safe, skilled, compassionate, curious, theory- and research-driven, and critical in their analysis. Exploring ways to embed Indigenous perspectives into curriculum and de-centring Western constructions of knowledge are key areas of teaching interest. Units coordinated at QUT include: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities (Bachelor of social work and human services courses) Current Understanding families and relationships (Bachelor of social work and human services courses) Current Professional practice processes and assessment (Bachelor of social work and human services courses) Advanced social work project (research) (Bachelor of social work and human services courses) Social work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities (MSW(Q)) Current Child, youth and family practice (MSW(Q)) Current Social work assessment and intervention (MSW(Q)) Socio-cultural context of professional practice (MSW(Q)) Guest teaching and/or tutoring into: Mental health and social work (Bachelor of social work and human services courses) Health well-being and social work (Bachelor of social work and human services courses) Health, well-being and the human condition (Master of Social Work (Q)) Contemporary Human rights (Bachelor of social work and human services courses) Practice theories (Bachelor of social work and human services courses) Supervision of Honours dissertations

Completed Borderline personality disorder: A critical discourse analysis. An analysis of how professional discourse contributes to the stigmatisation of BPD. In progress The construction of 'resilience' by practitioners who work with young people The contribution of peer support to maintaining a social work gaze whilst on placement

Experience

Publications

QUT ePrints

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Supervision

Current supervisions

  • What is the potential for community development undertaken by social work students on placement to assist community organisations impacted by neoliberalism?
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Fotina Hardy