Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Rohena Duncombe

 Rohena Duncombe

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Academically Rohena takes responsibility for setting up workplace learning practica in northern NSW, and Queensland, and is subject co-ordinator for Developing Cross Cultural Competencies, Case Management, Advanced Social Work Practice Theory, and Social Policy Reading.

Her research interests are service delivery and service entry systems in health, especially in relation to vulnerable populations.

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Community Engagement

Rohena combines her academic work with practice as a Social Worker with NSW Health in northern NSW. She runs a group for anxiety management, participates in place based servicing for homeless people and provides an individual casework and therapy service for people in hospital and the community. She does practice based research into these activities.

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Selected publications   

  • Duncombe, R (2014) An evidenced based anxiety management group in a strengths and empowerment frame, in Francis, A. et al. Strengths based social work practice in mental health:Theories and practice, Primrose Publishing.
  • Duncombe, R. (2011) Receptionists in intake in Community Health, Australian Health Review Vol35 No2 May p164
  • Duncombe, R (2008) Rural Community Health Intake Study: Client intake for adult counselling in rural community health, NSW Institute of Rural Clinical Services and Teaching. Available at: http://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/Global/Rural/RRCBP/Pre%202012%20RRCBP%20Intake/rohena-duncombe-final-report.pdf 
  • Bowles W. & R Duncombe (2005) A Satellite Model for Rural and Remote Social Work Field Education, Rural Society Vol 15, 3, 284-293.
  • Duncombe, R. (1996) Bangalow: Child Friendly Village Community Quarterly, Vol 38 March 43- 46.

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