Ms Lou Johnston

Casual Academic

School of Humanities and Social Science (Social Work)

Career Summary

Biography

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


Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Social Science, Mitchell College of Advanced Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Experience based learning
  • Field Education Preparation
  • Groupwork
  • Indicators of work readiness in social work graduates
  • Organisations
  • Professional Supervision
  • Professional supervision
  • Schools and communities
  • Social policy
  • Social work
  • Student preparation for practice
  • Work Integrated Learning

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160799Social Work not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
29/05/2015 - 29/05/2015Event CoordinatorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
2/03/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
2/02/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2014 - 30/01/2014LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
16/02/2009 - 4/12/2009LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
4/02/2008 - 14/07/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
18/06/2001 - 18/12/2001LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Arts and Social Science
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2000 - 31/12/2000Member - Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2013Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award 2013
Unknown
2013Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award 2013
Unknown
2012Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award 2012
Unknown
2012Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award 2012
Unknown
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


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]
DOI10.1080/02185385.2012.759318Author URL
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Ms Lou Johnston

Positions

Casual Academic
Social Work
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Casual Academic
Social Work
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Social Work

Contact Details

Emaillou.johnston@newcastle.edu.au

Office

BuildingBehavioural Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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