Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Welfare (Welfare and Social Policy)
Monica Short has a degree in Social Work and a Master of Social Welfare (Welfare and Social Policy). She has worked for over 20 years in large government organisations.
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She is based in Sydney.
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Monica Short is currently researching how an integrated lens with an epistemological base in theology, sociology and social work can through dialogue inform thinking about social phenomena within local communities. Monica's preferred research methods are co-operative inquiry and case study - with a focus on researching 'with' people rather than 'about' people.
Monica Short is a current and active member of the Believing in 'Peoples living with Disabilities' Research Community. This community meets weekly and is currently researching the experiences of people who are studying and/or working and living with a disability.
Monica has chaired or been a member of committees for professional development conferences for Social Workers, including conferences for: Field Education, Social Inclusion and Community Development; Capacity Building, Income Support and Employment; and Engaging Indigenous Communities. Three of these conferences led to joint CSU and (DHS) Centrelink publications.
Monica has published and written in the following areas: Reforms in Welfare Delivery and Community Development, Field Education, Social Work Induction/Pathways including ability, and Basic Counselling Skills.