Clarissa is an Associate Lecturer at Southern Cross University (SCU). As a qualified social worker, Clarissa worked for over 20 years in direct practice with children and families, primarily in the Queensland statutory child protection system, together with private practice. With SCU, Clarissa supports students in developing their skills and knowledge in direct practice, working in organisations and with children and families. Clarissa is passionate about the translation of knowledge into practice.
Clarissa is currently completing her Doctoral Degree, looking at the role of education in supporting social work students to develop and integrate professional social work resilience into their practice.
Committee of Management - ANZSWWER
Member - ESWRA Social work workforce research special interest group
Member - AASW
Direct practice, organisations and child protection.