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Lynne McPherson

BSocWk, MSocWk, PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health

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Lynne McPherson

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Lynne McPherson is currently Associate Professor, School of Arts and Social Sciences where teaches in social work and social welfare. Prior to becoming an academic, Lynne spent more than 25 years as a senior social work manager and practice leader in child protection and the wider child, youth and family sector. She has undertaken roles as a practitioner, manager, training consultant and senior policy advisor. Lynne became a social work academic just over a decade ago, initally based in Melbourne at La Trobe University. Lynne joned the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University in 2016 as an academic who is engaged in teaching and research.


Lynne’s publication and teaching interests are in the areas of child protection practice and out of home care, trauma and therapeutic care approaches, child, leadership and social work supervision. As the recently appointed Director of Research, Centre for Therapeutic Care,( CETC) Lynne is currently overseeing a program of research to support the implementation of Intensive Therapuetic Care across New South Wales.

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