Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Professor Susan Green

Professor Susan Green

BSW (Hons), USyd PhD Social Sciences, UNSW Grad Cert Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage, CSU

Sue has had an extensive history spanning 20 years in Indigenous Higher Education across a number of roles such as student support, teaching and research.  She also has sat on various committees, councils, boards and networks including the Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council and National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network.  Sue research interest includes Welfare History, Indigenising Social Work education and practice, Cultural Responsiveness and Cultural Support, Colonial History and Decolonisation.  Sue has also worked and continues to be involved in community development and is particularly focused on community empowerment and resilience. Sue’s foremost interest is ensuring that Wiradjuri Language and Culture underpins her all aspects of her personal and professional life.

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Sue coordinates the Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and teachers into other subjects within the School of Indigenous Australian Studies.

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Current 
CO-CHIEF INVESTIGATOR – Cultural responsiveness: measuring and evaluating social work practice.
ARC Indigenous Discovery Grant

January 2012 – 2013  
CO-CHIEF INVESTIGATOR – Getting it Right: Indigenous curriculum in social work education.
ALTC grant
Universities: ACU, UNSW, Curtin, WA and NSW Health

January 2010 – 2013 
CO-CHIEF INVESTIGATOR – Careers and Social Inclusion.
ARC Grant
Social Policy Research Centre and Social Work
The University of New South Wales

2008 – 2010
CO-CHIEF INVESTIGATOR – Grandparent Career.
ARC Grant
Social Policy Research Centre and Nura Gili
The University of New South Wales

April 2000 – 2001  
CO-CHIEF INVESTIGATOR - Urban Aboriginal peoples’ experiences and expectations of Human Service Organisations.
Small ARC Aboriginal Research and Resource Center and the School of Social Work.
The University of New South Wales.

August 2000 – 2001    ORAL HISTORIAN/INTERVIEWER - Bringing them home.  An Oral History.
National Library Canberra.

July 2000 – 2001  RESEARCH ASSISTANT - Effects of the Common Youth Allowance on Indigenous Students in NSW.
Aboriginal Research and Resource Centre
The University of New South Wales.

April 2000 – June 2000  
RESEARCHER – Building Social Capital and Disadvantaged Clients.
Henderson Foundation.

February 1999 – July 1999
ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWER – Mum Shirl Tribute Exhibition 2000.
Aboriginal Research and Resource Centre
The University of New South Wales.

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  • Green, S.(2019). Indigenising social work. In B. Bennett, S. Green, S. Gilbert, & D. Bessarab (Eds.), Our voices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work (2nd ed.). Victoria: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Green, S.(2019). Cultural support. In B. Bennett, S. Green, D. Gilbert, & D. Bessarab (Eds.), Our voices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work (2nd ed.). Victoria:Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Green, S.(2019). Aboriginal welfarisation. In B. Bennett, S. Green, D. Gilbert, & D. Bessarab (Eds.), Our voices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work (2nd ed.). Victoria:Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Green, S., Russ-Smith, J., & Tynan, L. (2018). Claiming the space, creating the future. Australian Journal of Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004944118802594
  • Green, S. & Bennett, B. (2018) Wayanha: A Decolonised Social Work, Australian Social Work, 71:3, 261-264.
  • Green, S. & Bennett, B.(2018)  Aboriginal People and Social Work in Alston, M. & McKinnon, J. (eds) Social Work: fields of practice.  Oxford University Press South Melbourne  3rd edition.
  • Green, S. (2017) Aboriginal People and Caring within a Colonised Society in Pease, B., Standford, S., Hughes, M. & Vreugdenhil, A. The Politics of Caring: Towards a Critical Ethic of Care in Social Work. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne.
  • Green, S., Bennett, B. & Betteridge, S. (2017) Cultural responsiveness and social work – a discussion.  The renewal of critical social work.  Social Alternatives Issue 4.
  • Green, S. ‘Welfarisation of Aboriginal People (2017) in Serr, K. (ed) Thinking about Poverty Federation 2nd edition, Chapter 9
  • Bennett, B. & Green, S. (2016) Is Community development equity or justice? In Kickett, C., Bessarab, D., Wright, M., Coffin, J. & Pearson, G. Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development. Chapter 8
  • Bessarab, D., Green, S., Zubrzycki, J., Jones, V., Stratton, K. & Young, S. (2016) Getting it Right: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge and Practice in Australian Social Work Education in Hart, M. A., Burton, A. D., Hart, K., Rowe, G., Halonen, D. & Pompana, Y. (eds) International Indigenous voices in social work. Cambridge Scholars Press, UK. Chapter 7
  • Young, S., Zubrzycki, J., Green, S., Jones, V., Stratton, K., Bessarab, D.C. (2013), ‘Getting It Right: Creating Partnerships for Change": Developing a Framework for Integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges in Australian Social Work Education’, Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 22, 3-4, pp. 179-197
  • Green, S. & Baldry, E. (2013) Indigenous social work education in Australia in Bennett, B., Green, S., Gilbert, D. Bessarab, D. (eds) Our Voices.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work.  Palgrave Macmillian, Vic
  • Bennett, B., Green, S., Collins, A., Gowans, B., Hennessey, K. & Smith, K.(2013)  Walking the Journey.  The Student Experience in Bennett, B., Green, S., Gilbert, D. Bessarab, D. (eds) Our Voices.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work.  Palgrave Macmillian, Vic
  • Green, S. & Baldry, E. (2011)  Indigenous Social Work Education and Training in Noble, C. & Henrickson, M. (eds) Social Work Field Education and Supervision Across Asia Pacific. University of Sydney Press, NSW
  • Green, S. & Baldry, E. (2008)  ‘Building Indigenous Australian Social Work’ Australian Social Work.  The Journal of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Vol. 61 No. 4.  December 200
  • Cody, A. & Green, S. (2007) ‘Clinical legal education and Indigenous legal education: what’s the connection’ in International Journal of Clinical Legal Education.  July 2007, No. 11. pp 51-6
  • Green, S. (2006) ‘The Impoverishment of a People. The Aboriginal Australia Experience’ in Serr, K. (ed) Thinking about Poverty Federation
  • Green, S. & Baldry, E. (2006)  ‘Building Indigenous Australian Social Work Theory and Practice’ First National Indigenous Social Work Conference, Catholic University, ACT 3 & 4 June 2006.
  • Baldry, E., Green, S. & Thorpe, K. (2006) ‘Urban Australian Aboriginal people’s experience of human services’ in International Social Work vol. 49, No. 3, May 2006

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