Dr Catherine Flynn


BSW Honours Program Co-ordinator

Email: Catherine.Flynn@med.monash.edu.au

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