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To improve psychosocial health and well being outcomes for infants, children, adolescents and their families through practice based research and evaluation projects in paediatric hospital social work practice.
The aim of the RCH Social Work Department research program is to promote inquiry and reflective practice and to provide the evidence base for social work practice to ensure better outcomes for patients and their families.
In 2007 the academic position of Associate Professor of Paediatric Social Work (Infant and Family) was established at the hospital and Dr Brigid Jordan was appointed to the position. This position is supported by a grant from Australian Communities Foundation. The focus of the position is to resource and facilitate clinical social workers to undertake practice based research, and the translation of infant mental health knowledge and expertise into clinical practice in paediatric health and welfare settings.
This academic appointment is in the
Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, furthering the links between the social work department and paediatrics and contributing to a multidisciplinary Department of Paediatrics. A Prof Jordan is also Group Leader of the multidisciplinary
Social and Mental Health Aspects of Serious Illness Research Group within the Critical Care and Neurosciences Theme at the
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
* Key Social Work Department contact for project
* Key Social Work Department contact for the project