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About Dr Lynne McPherson

Dr Lynne McPherson PhD, MSocWk, BSocWk
Dr Lynne McPherson is a senior lecturer, social work and social welfare in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University Australia. Her publication and teaching interests are in the areas of child protection supervision, child, youth and family issues, post graduate learning and harm experienced by children in sport. She is currently involved in a major research project examining the implementation of the Integrative Model of Supervision.
Prior to becoming an academic, Lynne spent more than 25 years as a senior social work manager and practice leader in child protection and the wider child, youth and family sector. She has undertaken roles as a practitioner, manager, training consultant and senior policy advisor. For more than a decade she was senior manager of the State-wide Professional Development and Workforce Strategy Unit for the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia. In 1997, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to examine international best practice in child protection. In summary Lynne has considerable professional experience and expertise, significant leadership capability and strong national and international networks in the child protection industry. 


2015 - Present Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences

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Honors and Awards

  • Churchill Fellowship 1997

Contact Information

Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225

Phone: (+ 61 7) 55893168
Mobile: 0430283518


Journal articles (17)

Books (1)

Book chapters (2)

Reports (11)