Social Work resource library

The Department of Social Work recently opened the Robyn Mason Library in honour of Robyn, who recently donated her professional library to the staff and research students.

Dr Robyn Mason joined the Department of Social Work at Monash in 2009 after a career which involved secondary teaching, social work practice and community development in rural Australia and overseas. Robyn's focus was on women and the services they used, sexual assault and other violence against women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, rural practice and feminism. Prior to teaching at Monash, Robyn had taught and researched at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University), the University of Melbourne and at Charles Sturt University. An unyielding commitment to human rights and social justice have guided Robyn's practice and the way she has lived her life. Robyn's passions have been her teaching and watching students learn and develop into confident, knowledgeable social work practitioner-researchers.  Books and literature have also been central in her life and over many years she has built a magnificent collection of texts, reports and foundational documents.

The Social Work department are delighted to have this amazing resource and to have a room dedicated to feminist social work study and quiet reflection.