Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Savana 'Sabine' Agustine

 Savana 'Sabine' Agustine


Sabine completed her Bachelor of Arts (1996), Master of Arts (1999) from Guru Nanak Dev University, India and her Master of Social Work (2006) at the Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. She has worked in social work and community welfare education at various institutes including University of New England and VET sector since 2008. In addition to her work in social work and community welfare education, she has worked in community development and rehabilitation sectors. She has an extensive VET educational goals setting and social work field practice coordination experience.

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Sabine has taught a range of subjects in community welfare, social work and Human Services. She has interdisciplinary focus in subject preparation. She currently teaches:

  • HCS103 - Social Work Fields of Practice
  • HCS300 - Social Work Theory and Practice 3
  • HCS504 - Social Work Theory and Practice 4
  • HLT425 - Integrated Transdisciplinary Care Teams (Graduate Certificate in Integrated Chronic and Terminal Care)
  • HLT426 - Biopsychosocial Care in Transdisciplinary Primary Care Teams (Graduate Certificate in Integrated Chronic and Terminal Care)
  • WEL409 - Grief and Loss

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Research interests

End of Life/Palliative Care
Death and Dying
Grief and Loss
Social work Field Education
Ecological Social Work

Current research projects

Rural Household Sustainability and Wellbeing
Migration, Settlement and Family Dynamics in Regional NSW
Palliative Care for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Population
Community Partnership Project:Emerging ageing and age related issues amongst migrant population in Wagga Wagga

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Recent Publications

Crawford,F., Agustine,S., Earle,L., Kuyini,A., Luxford,Y. , Babacan,H. (2015) Environmental Sustainability and Social Work: A rural Australian evaluation of incorporating eco-social work in field education.

Turner, L., Kuyini, A., Agustine, S. and Hunter, S. (2015). Social Work Student Views on Palliative Care Learning Resources. Australian Social Work, 68(2), pp.259-270.

Gillan, P., Agustine, S., Sanderson, H. and Turner, L. (2013). Palliative Care Simulation: Nurturing Inter-professional Collegiality. Health and Inter-professional Practice, 2(1).

Seminars/Conference presentations

14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, Melbourne, December 2015

Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Melbourne July 2014

Palliative Care Education Initiative , PCC4U seminar, Sydney, May 2014

9th Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Dying and Death, Salzburg, Austria, 2012

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