Associate Professor Lorna Hallahan

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Personal profile

Research Biography

Lorna was appointed in September 2006. She holds a PhD from Flinders University (2005) having completed a B. Soc. Wk. from University of Queensland in 1982. Prior to coming to Flinders, Lorna practiced in a range of settings, including disability advocacy and the management of a loss and grief service. Lorna speaks and writes regularly on ethical issues for workers in complex human services.

Lorna is Head, Flinders Social Work and President Australian Council of Heads of Schools of Social Work

Lorna has been a significant and long term contributor to the development and analysis of disability policy incuding the development and  evaluation of the Trial of The National Disability Insurance Scheme. In 2015, Lorna was appointed the Independent Reviewer of the SA Adoptions Act (1988) and she is a member the SA Premier's Women's Council.

Research Interests

Lorna conducts research in these areas:

  • Social work theory and moral philosophy especially related to ethical practice with vulnerable people
  • Assessment and planning in indiviualised services
  • Child protection, domestioc an family violence, adoption and social work
  • Social work in the disability sector
  • Social work education and related professional issues

Lorna conducts consultancies in these areas:

  • Ethical practice related to vulnerable people reliant on complex human services
  • Innovative practice frameworks and organisational change
  • Disability policy development and analysis
  • Loss and intentional relationship building

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Research Output

Child and Young Person’s Visitor Scheme: A developmental evaluation

Seymour, K., Wendt, S. & Hallahan, L., 2019, 56 p.

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    Stories of Vietnamese Women making of Men into their Feminist Allies

    Nguyen, K. N., McLaren, H. & Hallahan, L., 26 Apr 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Restoring Connections: Social Workers' Practice Wisdom towards Achieving Social Justice

    Irizarry, C., Marlowe, J., Hallahan, L. & Bull, M., 2016, In : British Journal of Social Work. 46, 7, p. 1855-1871 17 p.

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