Bill has a Social Work degree from Sydney University, a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, a Certificate and Diploma in Theology, a Master's qualification in Social Policy and in 2009 completed doctoral studies through CSU in Social Work on the topic "Consilience in Social Work".
Bill worked for twenty years within the NSW Department of Corrective Services where he was principally involved in community based corrections as a Probation and Parole Officer, Office Manager, Regional Operations Manager and Acting Regional Director. He was selected for the Department's Senior Executive Development Program. He subsequently joined Charles Sturt University in 1993 where he pursued interests in corrections, rural community development, indigenous issues, the rural church, and has been selected by the International Council of Canadian Studies for an International exchange.
In 2001 he was invited to become the Director of Child and Family Services ( Western NSW ) where he was responsible for 72% of the state, 160 staff and an operating budget of $14 million.
He returned to the University in 2002 and continued to operate in a joint appointment between the University and a government department until 2004 before returning to the University full-time. In 2004 he was a member of a three person National Government Review team. He has taught in a wide range of subjects in Social Work and Corrections including Theory and Practice subjects, Practicum subjects and specialist subjects.
Other Published Articles
Unpublished Internal Articles and papers
National and International Conference Papers
2012 ICSD Asia Pacific Conference Empowerment and social development through reciprocal learningYogjakarta, Indonesia
2012 IFSW Conference in Stockholm in July and delivered three papers:
International Federation of Social Workers -Adelaide 2004 Resourcing through a Mobile Student Unit
National Australian Child Protection Conference 2003 Voices and Choices from the Square -Videoconferencing in Rural and Remote NSW
AASW Conference - Canberra No Rates - No Services: Indigenous Communities and Local Government
AASW Conference (Brisbane) Shunned and Voiceless : Prisoners, Post Release Planning and Social Work
Canadian Association of Social Workers Schools of Social Work - Ottawa 1998 2 Papers
Leaning Right - Australian Indigenous People and Government and Indigenous Australians Struggle for Self-Government and its Implications for Social Work Education
University of Regina (1998) - Lectures on Australian Indigenous studies.
Charles Sturt University Reasoning and Decision-Making Conference 1998 Set in the Unmoveable; Given the Inevitable; Utilising the Insignificant ; moulding the Unmalleable or when is a thief not a thief
AASWWE Conference - Perth 2002 Children, Crisis and Casework : A collaborative Partnership between Industry and University
AASW Conference (2003) Co-operating for Social Justice – Indigenous Education
AASW Conference (2003) Rural and Remote Practice: Social Work's Cinderella still Waiting for Social Justice
Centalink Social Workers Conference for Area South West Social Inclusion and Participation (2004)
Centrelink Social Workers Conference for Area South West Trends in Disaster Management (2005)
Centrelink Social Workers Conference for Area South West Social Workers Engaging Indigenous Communities (2007)
Institute of Land Water and Society (2006) Aqua Nullius – the Place of Indigenous People in the Water Debate Catchment Management Authority Annual Conference
Charles Sturt University Student Experience Conference (2006) More than Beds – the place of the Spiritual in providing University Accommodation
Charles Sturt University Learning and Teaching Conference (2009) On the Bus with Paulo Friere – student engagement
Charles Sturt University Learning and Teaching Conference (2012) Revisiting Luddism