Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Sabine Wardle

Dr Sabine Wardle


Sabine is a lecturer in Social Work and Human Services at Charles Sturt University. She began work in the field of aged care in 2005 and later practiced in areas of grief and loss, community development, rehabilitation, and vocational education and training. Sabine grew up in India knowing various cultures and religions. She has maintained an interest in spiritual and religious aspects of the culturally and linguistically diverse population within an Australian context, particularly on palliative and end of life care. Sabine has an extensive vocational educational and training goals setting and social work field practice coordination experience across several education institutes in Australia. Sabine's PhD thesis concerned lived experiences of a culturally and linguistically diverse population group ( the Punjabi Indians) with palliative care services at residential aged care facilities in regional NSW.

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

·        HCS221-Law for Human Services 2
·        HCS410-Legal issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare
·        SWK423 - Ethics and social work practice
·        WEL409 – Grief, Loss and Change

Sabine Coordinates various field education subjects (HCS402, HCS506, and SWK424) for social work.

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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

Palliative Care for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Population

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Recent Publications

Garner, J., Mitchell, L., Bell, K., Lockwood, A., & Wardle, S. (2020). Social work in Australian public libraries: An interdisciplinary approach to social justice. Public Library Quarterly, 1-17.

Wardle, S., & Bennett, C. (In-Press). Spiritual inclusiveness at End-of-Life for Punjabi Indians: Experience with Regional Residential Aged care Facilities. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging.

Wardle, S., & Mungai, N.(2018). Emerging Ageing and Age-related issues Amongst Migrant Population in Regional Australia. In M. Pawar, W. Bowles & K. Bell, Social Work:Innovations And Insights (1st ed., pp. 257-270). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd.

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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