Professor Thea Brown
Telephone: +61 3 9903 1139
Facsimile: +61 3 9903 1141
Professor Thea Brown was appointed as Professor of Social Work in 1988, serving as Head of the Department, the Director of International Programs and Deputy Head and now Professor, Research. Prior to this she worked as a social work manager in health services in NSW, in health and local government in Victoria, and as an academic in Social Work at Melbourne University.
Her most recent research focus has been on separating parents and their children, on family violence and parental separation and divorce and on services supporting separating parents. She has served on a number of governmental committees in the family law policy area. Her work has been published in Australian journals, Children Australia, Family Matters, Trends and Issues in Criminology and overseas journals, Social Services Journal (Singapore), Child Abuse Review, (UK), Kinder Mishandling, (the Netherlands), Family Court Review, (USA) and Child Abuse and Neglect: the International Journal (USA). Her most recent book publications are a chapter in "New Interventions in Child Abuse and Domestic Violence" edited by Catherine Humphreys and Nicky Stanley, Jessica Kingsley, 2005, and her book co-authored with Renata Alexander, "Child Abuse and Family Law", Allen and Unwin, 2007.