Teaching and Research Staff

Ignatius Chida

Lecturer in Social Work
Building 902 Room 102


Ignatius is a Lecturer in Social Work at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has prior human services experience in the areas of case management, specialist behaviour support, youth work, case work, policing and disability services work.

Ignatius holds a Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) and a Bachelor of Social Work both from Charles Sturt University, Australia. He joined Charles Sturt University in 2013 and is involved in teaching various subjects to undergraduate courses to students, and also supervises social work students during their field education placement.

Professional Organisation Membership:

  • Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)


Ignatius is involved in teaching various subjects in undergraduate courses to social work students including Social Work theory and Practice 1 & 4; Social Work and Human Rights; Research Methods; Developing Cross Cultural Competencies; Introduction to Social Welfare; Communication and Human Services; Social Work Field Education 1 and Working in Child Protection. He also supervises social work students on field placements.


Research interests include: ageing and informal care; rural and regional areas; migration and settlement issues.

Conference Papers

Chida. I. (2016). Challenges and opportunities for Southern African Skilled Migrants in Rural and Regional, New South Wales, Australia. Presented at the 39thAnnual AFSAAP Conference on the theme ' 'Africa: Moving the Boundaries', St Catherine's College, University of Western Australia, Perth, 5-7 December 2016.

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