Professor Donna McAuliffe

Donna McAuliffe is Head of School and Professor in the School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith University. She has a social work practice background in mental health, legal social work including child and family practice, community development, and program management. She moved into academia in 2000 to develop curriculum and research on professional ethics. Donna has been actively involved with the Australian Association of Social Workers for over 30 years and led the last revision of the AASW Code of Ethics (2010). She is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work. She is co-author of the 5th edition text ‘Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice’ and sole author of the book ‘Interprofessional Ethics: Collaboration in the Social, Health and Human Services’. Donna’s current research agenda focuses on the ethics of social media, ethical decision making, and environmental practice.

The final Plenary Speakers’ Panel will be facilitated by Professor Donna McAuliffe.

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