Dr Bruce Valentine

Adjunct Lecturer in Social Work


Prior to joining CSU Bruce spent thirty-eight years in the NSW Public Service in the fields of health and welfare, and retired from CSU in 2004. Bruce has particular interests in out-of-home-care, legislation as a casework tool, indigenous self-determination and management. He is a graduate of CSU, graduating in social work in 1998. Bruce completed his PhD in 2005, researching the understanding social workers have of social justice


Bruce teaches in Field Education and Social work theory subjects.

Selected Publications

  • Licensing, accreditation and quality improvement (2007). Australian Journal of Public Administration, 66 (2).
  • Ethical Practice in social work (2006). Co-authored with W Bowles, M Collingridge and S Curry.
  • Keeping them home (2006). Family in Society, 87(4) .Co-authored with Prof M Gray, Newcastle University.
  • Devising practice standards for Aboriginal out-of-home care (2005). Illinois Child Welfare Journal. 1(2) Fall. Co-authored with Prof M Gray, Newcastle University.

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