Will Dobud

Teaching and Research Staff

Dr Will Dobud

Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work (AP)

Lecturer in Social Work
Wagga Wagga

Will Dobud has worked predominately with adolescents in the private and public sector. Coming to Australia from the United States in 2009, Will built True North Expeditions, a non-profit program in Adelaide, SA, providing adventure therapy experiences and social work services for adolescents from all over the country. In 2015, Will was awarded the Australian Postgraduate Award for research promise.

Will’s ongoing research and publications focuses on participant experiences of care in a variety of settings and exploring what works to deliver more effective social work services. Will is particularly interested in Feedback-Informed Treatment, the Outdoor Therapies, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Having worked in residential and outpatient settings in Australia, the United States, and Norway, Will brings years of experiences working with a diverse range of clients to his teaching. Will engages in students in ways to provide more meaningful services to their clients. He teaches a variety of courses including research methods, cross-cultural competence, and human service organisations. Will’s passion is in delivering fun, captivating, and informative courses for social work and human service students.

Will’s research interests are centred on people’s experiences of social work services. Will has written qualitative research about such experience, the promise of routine outcome monitoring, and trauma-informed care. Will is currently wrapping up an edited book titled An Introduction to Outdoor Therapies, which will be published in 2020 by Routledge.

State Representative for the Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy, Inc.