About

Dr Ines Zuchowski has extensive work experience as a social worker in social welfare practice, exposing her to a broad range of interventions and fields of practice. Research has been an integral part of Ines’ professional social work practice. Over the years, Ines’ work in this area has attracted three Queensland Domestic Violence Prevention Awards and an Australian Violence Prevention Merit Award. In her current work at JCU Ines is part of the Sage Gender Assessment Team.

Ines is senior lecturer Social Work and Humans Services at JCU and a research fellow at the Cairns Institute. She completed her PhD in 2015 focusing on ‘Social Work Field Education with External Supervision’. Ines has published widely, with a particular focus on field education and social work education. Her 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.

Ines is currently a collaborator in the following research projects:

·         Grandparent involvement in grandchildren lives when there have been child protection concerns;

·         Student suitability for field education and social work practice;

·         Social work internationalisation;

·         National Field Education audit;

·         Social work academic engagement and involvement with industry partners.

Teaching
  • WS3503: Field Education 1 (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • WS4511: Professional Development for Social Work Practice (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • WS5303: Field Education 1 (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • WS5304: Field Education 1 (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • WS5516: Foundations for Social Work Practice (Level 5; TSV)
  • WS5611: Professional Development for Social Work Practice (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Industry-led research partnerships
  • Child Protection
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's wellbeing
  • Gender and Equity
  • Social Work Education
  • Field education / WIL
  • Professional Development and Supervision
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2018 - JCU Rising Star
  • 2017 - Australian New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Best Abstract Award in the theme "Research for Change"
  • 2016 - Australian New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Social Work Educator Award
  • 2013 - Editor’s Choice Article, Advances in Social Work and Welfare Journal
  • 2010 - James Cook University, FAESS Sessional Teaching Award
  • 2009 - James Cook University, Inclusive Practice Acknowledgement Award
  • 2003 - Queensland Domestic Violence Prevention Award for ‘Healthy Relationships’ Video Education Package
  • 2001 - Queensland Domestic Violence Prevention Award for ‘Non-Violence’ Video Education Package
  • 1999 - Australian Violence Prevention Merit Award for ‘Embracing Peace’ Education Kit
  • 1997 - Inaugural Queensland Domestic Violence Prevention Award for ‘Beyond Violence: Schools Address Domestic Violence’ Program
Fellowships
  • 2018 - Cairns Institute
Memberships
  • 2013 - Australian New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER)
  • 2011 - Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • 2017 to 2019 - Australian New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) General Committee Member
  • 2013 to 2017 - Australian New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Field Educaiton Representative
  • 2012 to 2013 - Member of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Field Education Reference Group
Publications

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Current Funding

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Australian Association of Social Workers - Practitioner Research Grant

Listening to young people project: Involving young people as co-researchers in addressing their needs at TAIHS Lighthouse and beyond.

Indicative Funding
$5,000
Summary
In this project we prioritse the voices of young people to help inform future service delivery at TAIHS Lighthouse. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are actively participating in TAIHS Lighthouse diversionary service which is aimed at keeping young people off the streets, engaged and safe. While approximately 5% of young people aged 10?17 in Australia are Indigenous, almost half (49%) of those under youth justice supervision on an average day in 2017-18 were Indigenous (AIHW, 2019). We are keen to find out how young people perceive how the Lighthouse service being provided. The funds will be used to support the proposed participatory action research (PAR) involving young people as co-researchers in addressing their needs.
Investigators
Susan Gair, Ines Zuchowski and Nikkola Savuro in collaboration with Sara Zuchowski (College of Arts, Society & Education and Townsville Aboriginal & Islander Health Service)
Keywords
Young People; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; Youth Justice; Participatory Research; Diversionary Services; Child Protection
Supervision

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Children and Young People in out of home care, connectedness and incarcerated parents. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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