Head of Department

Social Work Head of Department

Aron Shlonsky


Email: aron.shlonsky@monash.edu

Telephone: +61 3 990 31131


Profile Aron Shlonsky is Professor and Head of Department (Social Work) at Monash University Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (beginning Nov 2018) and is currently Professor of Evidence Informed Practice (Social Work) and Director of the Centre for Applied Research on Effective Services at University of Melbourne School of Health Sciences; He is an Associate Editor at Children and Youth Services Review and is the Editor of the Campbell Collaboration Knowledge Translation and Implementation Coordinating Group. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a doctorate in social welfare and a master’s in public health, Shlonsky was Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work and was then Factor-Inwentash Chair in Child Welfare at the University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work. Shlonsky is known internationally for his work in child welfare for his work in the generation and implementation of evidence to inform practice and policy in child and family services. Professor Shlonsky and Colleagues have completed four evidence syntheses for the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse; a Cochrane Collaboration systematic review of educational programs for preventing child sexual abuse; and a number of high quality rapid evidence assessments and scoping reviews for a range of Australian governments. He is Co-Author with Rami Benbenishty of From Evidence to Outcomes: An international reader (Oxford University Press, 2014), one of the first books to integrate Common Elements / Core Components and Implementation Science with more standard approaches to evidence-based practice. Shlonsky has authored and co-authored numerous other books and peer-reviewed articles in child protection and family services including risk assessment in child welfare and domestic violence services, the predictors and effects of sibling separation in foster care, kinship foster care, and the teaching and implementation of evidence-informed practice.

Aron Shlonsky Research: Monash University Research