Ines has extensive work experience as a social worker in social welfare practice since 1992, exposing her to a broad range of interventions and fields of practice Research has been an integral part of Ines’ professional social work practice. Examples include two projects at the North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service one developing perpetrator programs, the other the education in schools project as well as conducting the NQDVRS’s self-assessment against the Practice Standards of the Department of Communities. Over the years, Ines’ work in this area has attracted three Queensland Domestic Violence Prevention Awards and an Australian Violence Prevention Merit Award.

Ines is currently teaching and working in the field education team in Social Work and Humans Services at JCU. She completed her PhD in 2015, and her thesis topic was ‘Social Work Field Education with External Supervision’. Ines is a collaborator in a current OLT grant exploring internationalisation is social work education. Ines has published widely, with a particular focus on field education and social work education. Ines social work practice experience and research interest are particularly centred around, child and youth welfare, violence prevention, professional development of supervision, social justice and human rights, women’s issues and field education for social work students.

  • WS3503: Field Education 1 (Level 3; TSV)
  • WS4504: Field Education 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • WS5303: Field Education 1 (Level 5; TSV)
  • • Child and Youth Welfare • Violence Prevention • Professional Development and Supervision Social Work Education • Social Justice and Human Rights • Women’s Issues • Social Work Field Education

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 45+ research outputs authored by Dr Ines Zuchowski from 1996 onwards.

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Menzies School of Health Research - Ext_Source: NHMRC Grant 1078927 CRE IQI

Strengthening community-led partnerships to improve Indigenous health and well-being

Indicative Funding
This project aims to strengthen community-led partnerships (CLPs) to improve Indigenous health and well-being using CQI processes. The seed funding will be utilised in bringing together leaders of existing community-led partnerships, and visits with leaders of other identified CLPs, with the aim of identifying and documenting the strengths of existing community-led partnerships, and exploring how CQI processes can improve, support or accelerate best practice in community-led partnerships.
Komla Tsey, Cindy Woods, Ines Zuchowski and Debra Miles (College of Arts, Society & Education and The University of New England)
Indigenous Health Services; Interagency relations; Health Services; quality Improvement; Indigenous Populations

Office for Learning and Teaching - Innovation and Development Grant

International Social Work Student Exchange: Facilitating Good Practice in Australia and Asia Pacific

Indicative Funding
$388,000 over 2 years
Using collaborative and inclusive processes, this project will draw on data from Australian social work education providers and their international partners, to document and analyse current international student exchange practices, highlighting key issues and constraints. Merging this data with a critical literature review, the project will synthesise the knowledge created to develop transferable best-practice models in international student exchange. Focusing on enhancing relationships with the Asia-Pacific, this project aims to document, analyse, develop and disseminate exemplary practices in international social work student exchange. The project will contribute significantly to the development of mutually beneficial international student exchange programs and will support Australian tertiary educators to integrate evidence-led, transferable, good -practice principles into core curricula.
Debra Miles, Nonie Harris, Peter F Jones, Abraham Francis, Narayan Gopalkrishnan and Ines Zuchowski in collaboration with Hurriyet Babacan, Julie King, S Rajeev, Piyachat and Linda Briskman (College of Arts, Society & Education, The University of New England, Queensland University of Technology, De Paul Institute of Science & Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University and Swinburne University of Technology)
Social Work; International student exchange; Internationalisation; Social Work Education; Curriculum Design

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  • Everything Changes; Proposed Theory of Adjustment and Transition to Workplace Disability (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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