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Ms Mellissa Kruger

Current Appointment: Casual Academic (Teaching)
Organisational Unit: School of Arts and Social Sciences

Email: mellissa.kruger@scu.edu.au
Campus: Gold Coast

I began with Southern Cross University in 2014 as a casual academic, courses include: Introduction to Social Welfare, Issues of Protection and Research for Social Work. From January 2006 to January 2014 I was a Lecturer and Course Coordinator at the University of South Australia. I coordinated and lectured in a variety of courses; Psychology 1A, Psychology 1B, Human Service Workers and the Law, Social Enquiry Methods, Child Centred Practice, Statutory Social Work, Group Work and Communication for the Human Services. Before I joined the University of South Australia I worked as the Senior Youth Practitioner in the field of Youth and Juvenile Justice. During this time I was involved in securing funding from Local, State and Federal Governments for the Port Augusta Youth Support Strategy. I was the Program Supervisor for a year and a half and continued on the management board until I left in late 2003 to take up a research position with the University of South Australia (a position I held for several years). I have also held various positions in State Government with Housing SA and Families SA. Back to Staff Directory