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BSocWk, MSocWk, PhD
Current Appointment: Associate Professor
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Health
Telephone: 61 7 55893168
Location: Building A level 3
Campus: Gold Coast
Dr Lynne McPherson is an Associate Professor, social work and community services in the Faculty of Health, and a researcher in the Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University. Her publication and teaching interests are in the areas of child protection supervision, child, youth and family issues, post graduate learning and harm experienced by children in sport. She is currently involved in a major research project examining the implementation of the Integrative Model of Supervision. 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. For more than a decade she was senior manager of the State-wide Professional Development and Workforce Strategy Unit for the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia. In 1997, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to examine international best practice in child protection. In summary Lynne has considerable professional experience and expertise, significant leadership capability and strong national and international networks in the child protection industry.