Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Monica Short

 Monica Short

Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Welfare (Welfare and Social Policy)

Profile

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:

  • Mutual dialogic exchanges between theologians, sociologists and social workers
  • Community engagement/mission within churches/ministries and their local communities
  • Social Work career pathways including for 'peoples' living with disabilities
  • Social Work education including field practicum
  • Rural issues

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 Sydney.

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Teaching

Monica Short currently works as a part time lecturer in Social Work and Human Services at Charles Sturt University, based in Sydney. 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:

  • HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1
  • HCS505 Social Work Field Education 1
  • HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2
  • HCS506 Social Work Field Education 2
  • SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A
  • WEL418 Case Management

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Research Interests

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.

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Publications

Social Work
  • Short, M., Trembath, K. S., Duncombe, R., Whitaker, L., & Wiman, G. (2018). Contemporizing teaching case management: Mapping the tensions. Social Work Education: The International Journal, online(August), 1-15.
  • Short, M., Dempsey, K., Ackland, J., Rush, E., Heller, E., & Dwyer, H. (2018). What is a person? Deepening students’ and colleagues’ understanding of person-centeredness. Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education, 20(1), 139-156.
  • Thomas, C., Short, M., & Barton, H. (2018). Insights - Making the invisible visible in education and practice. In M. Pawar, W. Bowles, & K. Bell (Eds.), Social work: Innovations and insights (pp. 175-187). North Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Jones-Mutton, T., Short, M., Bidgood, T., & Jones, T. (2015). Field Education: Off-site social work supervision in rural, regional and remote Australia. Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education, 17(1), 83-97.
  • Healy, J., Tillotson, N., Short, M., & Hearn, C. (2015). Social work field education: Believing in supervisors who are living with disabilities. Disability and Society, 30(7), 1087-1102.
  • Hearn, C., Short, M., & Healy, J. (2014). Social Work Field Education: Believing in Students who are living with a Disability. Disability and Society, 29(9), 1343-1355.
  • Short, M., Russell, D., & Bidgood, T. (2011). Watch out for moon walking bears. In H. Barton, M. Short, T. Jones-Mutton (Eds.), Centrelink social work conference papers 2011. Engaging with the community - real people, real lives, real stories, Wagga Wagga: CSU.
  • Anscombe, A. W., Murrell-Orgill, K., & Short, M. (Eds.). (2005). Social Work: Engaging Indigenous Communities (3rd ed.). Wagga Wagga, NSW: CSU.
Research Methodology
  • Short, M. (2018). The co-operative inquiry research method: A lived experience. In M. Pawar, W. Bowles, & K. Bell (Eds.), Social work: Innovations and insights. (pp. 232-244). North Melbourne, Vic: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Short, M., Barton, H., Cooper, B., Woolven, M., Loos, M. & Devos, J. (2017). The power of the case study within practice, education and research. Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education. 19(1): p. 92-106
  • Short, M., & Healy, J. (2017). Writing 'with' not 'about': Examples in Co-operative Inquiry. In S. Gair & A. V. Luyun (Eds.), Sharing Qualitative Research: Showing Lived Experience and Community Narratives. (pp. 188-203). London, UK: Routledge.
Co-operative Inquiry Research Workshop information
Spirituality, religion, faith
  • Short, M., Seiffert, M., Haynes, R., & Haynes, L. (2018). Church, Disability, and Rurality: The Lived Experience. Journal of Disability and Religion, 18(1), 1-26.
  • Short, M. (2018). Anglican Churches engaging with people living with disabilities. Sydney, NSW: The Bush Church Aid Society, CBM Australia - Luke 14 Program. Link: http://www.bushchurchaid.com.au/content/anglican-churches-engaging-with-people-living-with-disabilities/gjszkw
  • Tillotson, N., Short, M., Ollerton, J., and Sawatzky, B. (2017). Faith matters: From a disability lens. Journal of Disability and Religion. 21(3): p. 319-337.‚Äč
  • Short, M., Broughton, G., Short, M., Ochala, Y., & Anscombe, B. (2017). Connecting to belonging: A cross-disciplinary inquiry into rural Australian Anglican Church engagements with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Journal of Contemporary Religion. 32(1), 119-133.
  • Short, M. (2015). The Anglican Church of Australia and engagement with people living with disabilities. St Mark's Review, 232(July 2), 123 - 138.
  • Short, M. (2015). Three Anglican Churches engaging with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Sydney, NSW: Bush Church Aid. Link: http://www.bushchurchaid.com.au/content/three-anglican-churches-engaging-with-people-from-culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-backgrounds/gjp8js

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