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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 09/09/2011
  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of Sydney, 28/02/1992
  • Bachelor of Social Science, Mitchell College of Advanced Education, 23/04/1989

Research

Research keywords

  • Indicators of work readiness in social work graduates
  • Professional Supervision
  • Social work
  • Student preparation for practice
  • Work Integrated Learning

Research expertise

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

2012 - Team member: "What does person centred care mean for early intervention services? Parent and carer perspectives" (focused on national disability reforms and their impact on families with children 0-6 years with a disability)

2011 - Team member: "Renewing social work curriculum about non-heterosexualities to support student experience and increase professional development", UoN Teaching and Learning Project Grant ($10,000)

2011 - Team member: "Indicators of work readiness in social work students", UoN External Relations Project Grant ($7,000)

2010 - Coordinator: "Cultural connections in learning for Indigenous Social Work students", UoN Equity Initiative Grant ($6,500)

PhD CANDIDATURE:

2012-present. Research topic- Supervising supervisors: developing professional supervision practice

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160700Social Work100

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Awards

Recognition.

2013Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award 2013
UoN, Faculty of Education and Arts (Australia)
Awarded for designing and running the Group Program Development Project, part of the third year core course (SWRK3002) that has been part of the course since 2010. Students develop an 8-12 session groupwork program for an agency in the field.
2012Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award 2012
UoN, Faculty of Education and Arts (Australia)
In recognition and appreciation of outstanding academic achievement, performance and contribution to the University of Newcastle and wider community. Project: 'Big Day Out' and 'Big Day In' - field preparation activities for second year Bachelor of Social Work students.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Experience based learning
  • Field Education Preparation
  • Groupwork
  • Organisations
  • Professional supervision
  • Schools and communities
  • Social policy
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Publications

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Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Johnston L, 'Best practice in professional supervision: A guide for the helping professions', ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK AND DEVELOPMENT, 23 151-152 (2013) [C3]
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Grants and Funding

No funding.

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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Ms Louise (Lou) Johnston

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PositionsCasual Academic
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Academic
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaSocial Work
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Behavioural Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/lou-johnston