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Associate Professor Fiona Gardner Reader/Assoc Profess, Social Work LTRHS

Fiona Gardner B.A., Dip. Soc. Stud. (Melb) and M. Science (Social Work, Bristol) has over twenty years experience as a social worker primarily in rural areas in a variety of Government and non-government settings. She has worked in several areas of rural Victoria in the management and delivery of services, research and policy development. For the last seven years Fiona Gardner has coordinated the Department of Social Work at La Trobe University Bendigo, implementing Bachelor of Social Work Courses and Master of Social Work at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University. As well as a significant number of project reports, she has published many books, book chapters and articles. Fiona has a long term commitment to the provision of education and training, both formal social work training and short courses for health and welfare practitioners. As part of her current role, she continues to work with agencies to provide training in such areas as supervision, communication, management and evaluation, and to carry out research and evaluation projects.

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