Dr Catherine Flynn
BSW Honours Program Co-ordinator
Telephone: +61 3 9903 2731
Facsimile: +61 3 9903 1141
Catherine Flynn, PhD (Monash) BSW (Honours)(Monash), Grad Cert Psychotherapeutic Studies (Queens University, Belfast), Practice Teaching Award (General Social Care Council, Northern Ireland), completed her doctoral study examining the impact of maternal incarceration on adolescent children in 2009. This has led to broader ARC funded research examining the care planning needs and experiences of children when their primary carer is incarcerated. Catherine is also actively engaged in a range of collaborative research projects, largely focused in the areas of criminal justice as well as teaching and learning. She continues to work as a key member of a cross-national team with colleagues in Papua New Guinea, focusing on the development of culturally relevant curriculum. Before joining the Social Work Department at Monash, Catherine worked in direct practice for ten years sharing her time between Australia and Northern Ireland. Her direct practice experiences and interests include: casework with young people ‘at risk' and in contact with the juvenile justice system; young parents and family violence. Dr Flynn currently lectures in the undergraduate program, teaching Social Work research methods and coordinating the Honours program, and in the post-graduate, Masters qualifying program.
Catherine Flynn Research: Monash University Research