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Corina Modderman Lecturer in Social Work (Shepparton), Social Work LTRHS

Dr Corina Modderman is a lecturer and course advisor in Social Work and Social Policy at the La Trobe Rural Health School and is leading the Shepparton campus social work program. Her academic role is informed by extensive international experience in the field of statutory and community-based child protection. Corina has developed a broad range of expertise in leadership and social work, having worked in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Australia. Her research interests are in the areas of child abuse, child protection workforce development, transnational social work, out of home care and integrated health systems. Corina applies a strong feminist lens over her work and areas of practice. She is determined to see better outcomes for children and young people in out of home care and disadvantaged regional and rural communities. She is currently leading research projects that focus on improving health outcomes for children in out of home care and evaluating mentoring programs for First Nations young people in rural and regional Victoria. Corina is also chair of the board at the Centre Against Violence in North East Victoria.

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