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 is currently studying part time a PhD by publications through Charles Sturt University (CSU) titled – 'The Australian Anglican Church engaging with people in rural, regional and remote Australia'. She has worked for over 20 years in large government organisations.
She has a particular interest in:
Monica is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. From 2017 to June 2018 she was co-chair of the ACT/NSW Combined Universities Field Education Group.
Monica is based in Canberra.
Monica Short currently works as a part time lecturer in Social Work and Human Services at Charles Sturt University, based in Canberra. Monica's teaches in accordance with the CSU Strategic Focus of fostering belonging and connectedness. Her personal teaching pedagogy is, 'To enable students to think critically about their evolving context, to foster resilience and skills, to instigate change and to maintain social work values' (Short, Trembath, Duncombe & Whitaker, 2018, p. 12).
She has lectured in the following subjects:
Monica Short's research contributes to the CSU research narrative of developing communities that will be thriving with strong social frameworks, and where diversity and harmony reside. Her personal research narrative is to generate meaning that enhances and respects individuals, groups and communities within practice, education and research (Short, Barton, Cooper, Woolven, Loos & Devos, 2017, p. 104). This involves honouring emic (insider) and etic (outsider) knowledge, valuing relationships, sharing power and upholding egalitarian principles (Short, 2018, p. 233). To do this Monica applies an integrated lens with an epistemological base in social work, sociology and theology; and utilises methodologies such as co-operative inquiry and case studies.
Monica is studying part time a PhD by publications through Charles Sturt University (CSU) titled – 'The Australian Anglican Church engaging with people in rural, regional and remote Australia'.
Monica has published in the following areas: spirituality/faith/religion, social work and research methodologies.