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; TSV)
  • WS4504: Field Education 2 (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • WS4511: Professional Development for Social Work Practice (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • WS5303: Field Education 1 (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • WS5605: Advanced Social Work Practicum (Level 5; CNS & 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 2018 - 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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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 54+ research outputs authored by Dr Ines Zuchowski from 1996 onwards.

Current Funding

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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
$6,363
Summary
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.
Investigators
Komla Tsey, Cindy Woods, Ines Zuchowski and Debra Miles (College of Arts, Society & Education and The University of New England)
Keywords
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
Summary
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.
Investigators
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)
Keywords
Social Work; International student exchange; Internationalisation; Social Work Education; Curriculum Design
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
  • Everything Changes; Proposed Theory of Adjustment and Transition to Workplace Disability (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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