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About Dr Lester J Thompson

Dr Lester Thompson BSc(UQ), BSocWk(UQ), MRegSc(UQ), PhD(UQ)
Lester Thompson is a Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator for the Master of Community Development (Emergency Management)at the Southern Cross University (Australia). He currently teaches in the Master of Social Work program, predominantly in social policy and law for social workers and in community work studies. He has many years of experience working as a Social Worker with Australia's Indigenous peoples, but has also worked in social policy and administration. His academic interests pertain to analysing and writing about Indigenous assistance policy in Australia, the impact of values and ideology on social policy and human social need theory. He has also written about the political context of practice and motivating factors in the helping professions.


Present Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences


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Contact Information

Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225
Phone: (+61 7) 55069365
Mobile: (+61) 0409 616 630


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