MSW (Monash University, Victoria)
BA Diploma in Social Studies (Melbourne University, Victoria)
Sharon has a lively and varied career in Social work and Human Services Management. She began work in Correctional Social Work with young people in the criminal justice system and families in need of care and protection. She helped lead the move to community based corrections and a strong focus on education and training which in part resulted in prison numbers radically reduced in favour of alternative community justice. She then moved to social work education as a lecturer at Phillip Institute of Technology which later amalgamated with RMIT in Melbourne. She had a leadership role in the development of a Structural and Anti oppressive practice approach pioneered in Australia by PIT/RMIT Social Work School, and was responsible for developing programs in AntiSexist and AntiRacist Social Work as well as Rural Social Work and Community Development. She held a dual appointment with the Western Regional Council for Social Development bringing social work services to the west of Melbourne through an innovative field education unit resourcing human services development from environmental action to older people services and forging new roles for social workers in politicians’ offices and industry.
Sharon’s next move was to establish and lead the Carers Movement in Victoria for a ten year period, complementing Carers NSW, leading to the establishment of Carers Australia and the International Carer Movement. This commitment to primary care and support for people with disabilities and family carers led to her writing community care and disability policy for all major political parties, and a range of government policy and leadership roles and increasingly, international work on aged care and community care service development. At this time she completed her PhD on Community Care with a thesis entitled “From Women’s Caring to Markets and Managers” reflecting the privatisation and marketization of care services.
More recently Sharon has had a role as Professor of Management in Strategy and International Business and developed her interests in Sustainability and the people side of management. She has worked extensively in Melbourne, Sydney and the Asia Pacific region teaching and researching human services management. She is delighted to be joining ACAP Social Work at this exciting formative stage.
Sharon has a longstanding commitment to social sustainability and developing sustainable organisations. She is also passionate about learning and teaching and the learning organisation. Her research on community care is ongoing, collaborative work with university colleagues in Europe and North America. She is Founding Research Director for a university in GuangZhou, Southern China where she uses industry case studies to develop sustainability organisational theory for China and the Asia Pacificregion.
Becoming a Social Worker- Social Policy and Practice Context; Critical Theories and Skills, Social Work Practice with Group, Team Work and Organisational Learning as well as Community and Advocacy; Ageing and Aged Services are among my teaching interests. Leadership and Management, and Sustainability in Social Work are also areas of expertise.
- Sustainability and Social Work
- Ageing and Aged Services
- Leadership and Management
Research & Scholarships
- Moore, S and Perigo, J, Strategic Career Leadership for the Asia Pacific Region (2010) invited book contract for Guan Dong University of Foreign Studies, Guang Zhou, Peoples Republic of China.
- Moore, S and Perigo, J, ( 2009) Winning in the Second Half: a guide for top players for the second half of their game, John Wiley and Sons, London.
- Moore, S and Huang, H, Sustainability Leadership: Theory and Practice in the Asia Pacific Region (2008), invited book contract for Guan Dong University of Foreign Studies, Guang Zhou, PRC.
- Governance and Corporate Sustainability (2002), Global Sustainability Institute Monograph, RMIT University, Melbourne.
- An MBA for the New Millenium (2001) RMIT Business Monograph, RMIT Press, Melbourne
- Annotated Review of International Research in Community Care (1998), Latrobe University Press, Melbourne.
- Care Issues Monograph Series (1994-1998), DHS, VGPS, Melbourne.
- Best Practice in Community Care (1997), National Policy for Disability Care, AGPS, Canberra.
- Moore, S and Bowman, D, Listen to the Carers (1996), International Year of the Family, AGPS, Canberra.
- Creating Sustainable Work Systems: The Impacts of Economic and Social Reform in China, in Docherty P. (ed) (2008) Creating Sustainable Work Systems, Swedish Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology, Routledge, London.
- International Business and Economic Reform, in Tisdall, C (ed ,)(2007,)Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage, Serial Publications, New Delhi.
- Economic Reform and its Gendered Impact in China Today, in Yau, O and Chow, R (eds) (2006) Harmony versus Conflict in Asian Business, Emerald Publications.
- Culture and Diversity, Bevan, C (ed), Successful Ageing (2001) Mosby Publishers, Sydney.
- Chinese Culture and Sustainability, paper presented at First International Conference on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, GDUFS, Guang Zhou, PRC, and accepted for Conference publication by Sage, April 2014.
- Business Sustainability and Globalisation, paper presented at First International Conference on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, GDUFS, Guang Zhou, PRC, accepted for Conference publication by Sage, April 2014.
- Leading for Sustainability in Australia and the Pacific Region, invited paper submitted to the special Australian and New Zealand Issue of the Journal of Cooperative Studies, April 2010.
- Transforming Chinese Management Research (2009), Asian Business Management Journal, October 2009)
- Ethics and Morality in Global Business Practice Invited paper submitted to International Issue of Social Responsibility Journal, special edition on Sustainability (Spring 2008)
- Governance and SOE reform in China, International Issue of Social Responsibility Journal, special edition on Sustainability (Spring 2008)
- Transiting Chinese Management Research: Contribution of Social Science and Action Research Methodology,Invited paper submitted to the Journal of Technology Management in China, Autumn 2007).
- Strategic Management in Australia and China: the Great Leap Forward or an Illusion? (with J. Wen, 2007) Journal of Technology Management in China (Spring 2007).
- International Case Studies to demonstrate the value of the Sustainability Score card, International Journal of Applied Management, (Summer, 2006)
- Advancing Women and Leadership in this Post EEO Era, Women in Management Review, 2006, 21(7): 598-603(with C. Noble, 2006).
- Reform of State Owned Enterprises and Challenges in China (with J. Wen, 2006), Journal of Technology Management in China, 1(3): 279-291.
- Economic Reform and Business Management in China Today, (with J. Wen, 2004) International Journal of Applied Management, 5(2): 66-84.
- Style and Substance, Women the New Executive Class in China, Women in Management , no 2, 2003.
- Smashing Glass; Women breaking through the Glass Ceiling, Women in Management, March, 2002.
- ‘Watch Out, Women Coming through’, Just Policy, June 2002.
- Women, Management and E Business, Women in Management, no 2, 2002.
- Thirty Australian Women Leaders speak out, Women in Management, no 3, 2002.
- Beyond Boyland; gender and management in the new economy, Women in Management, 3, 2002.
- CCT or Love Me Tender, Just Policy, September 2001‘Customers Speak Out, Just Policy, November 2001
- Enterprise Agreements for Women in Community Services, URCOT journal, 2, 1998
- Commonwealth States Disability Agreement- Problems and Pitfalls, Australian Law Reform, November 1998
- Towards Best Practice Enterprise Agreements, URCOT journal, 1, 1997
- Consumer Rights in the Home and Community Care Program, Carers Australia, no 1, 1996
- Managing Change at the Local Government Level, Municipal Association of Victoria Journal, no 3, 1996
- Public or Private Sector Care Futures?, Municipal Association of Victoria Journal, no 4, 1996
- Users’ Guide to Competitive Tendering, Australian Disability Journal, September 2, 1995
- Teams in Care Work, Local Government Journal, May 1995, Municipal Association of Victoria, Melbourne
- Keeping Women at the Centre, Women in Welfare Education, no 1, 1995
- Community Care: the same old trap for women? (1989)Women in Welfare Education, Advances in Social Policy, UNSW
- Community Care and Social Policy, Impact, February 1989
- NPI small research grant scheme 'great expectation: are they getting what they want?: opinions from the social work field on what is expected from new social work graduates' (2016 - in progress)
- 2010-2013 Research Director, Guan Dong University of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Business, Guan Zhou, PRC.
- Chief Investigator, 2006-2009, Best Practice in Primary Health Care Management: Comparative Project with University of Toronto and Stockholm, $150,000 from Canadian National Health Research Council.
- 1996 -2006 Chief Investigator, $100 million Primary Health Care Research and Program for Kennett and Bracks Victorian State Governments.
- 2005-7 $50,000 ARC APRA Sustainable Business for China ( with W.Lei Huang).
- 2005-7 $40,000 ARC APRA Application on Best Practice Case Management in Australian Aged Residential Care with Baptist Community Care.
- 2003-5 $75,000 Women in Business, Industry Linkage Research with Federal Office of Status of Women and NSW State Women’s Policy Unit.
- 2000-1 $160,000 Victorian Department of Health Research, Best Practice in Primary Care Services
- 1996-9 $800,000 Chief Investigator and Industry Expert, Industry Grants from Commonwealth, State and Local Governments on Impacts of Contracting Public services
- 1996 $60,000 Research Director, National and State Consultation with 5000 carers and people in need of community support, resulting in carers and community care becoming a major international policy issue.
- ‘Sustainability in human services education’, NPI conference 2014, Sydney
- ‘Riding the waves’, ANZSWWER, 2014 presented in Sydney
- ‘Social sustainability and welfare cuts’, ANSWWER 2014, Sydney
- ‘Global agenda for Social Development in Myanmar: towards sustainable development’, Australia Myanmar Institute of International Conference, Presented in Yangon 2015
- ‘Is sustainable social work a way forward for critical social work?’, International Critical Sociology and Social Work Conference, presented in Chester, 2015
- The UN Millennium goals: towards sustainable development in Myanmar and South East Asia, Presented in Myanmar, 2015
- ‘Preparing social services in Myanmar for Globalisation and Privatisation’, conference paper for ActionAid South Asian Training Symposium, Yangon, Myanmar (2016)
- ‘Unpacking managerialism’ conference paper for ActionAid South Asian Training Symposium, Yangon, Myanmar (2016)
- ‘From state to Market – reclaiming the care ethic in social work’ symposium, University of Stockholm (2015)
- Moore, S. and Wen, J. (2007) Creating Sustainable Tourism in China: equity, equality and responsibility, Proceedings of the Third China Tourism Forum, Tourism and Economic Development, 15-16 December 2006, Hong Kong.
- Moore, S. and Sinha, C. (2006) Analysis of the Spatial Distribution of Tourism in China, Proceedings of the Third China Tourism Forum, Tourism and Economic Development, 15-16 December 2006, Hong Kong.
- Moore, S. and Wen, J. (2005) Strategic Management in Australia and China: the Great Leap Forward or an Illusion?, pp 292-305 in the Transfer of Organisational Practices: Enhancing Competitiveness in Asia / Pacific – European Business Relationships, Proceedings of the 2005 Euro - Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) Annual Conference, European University Vladrina, Frankfurt, Germany.
- Moore, S. and Wen, J. (2005) Domestic Goddess or Office Wife? Women and Unpaid Work in China, pp 197-205 in the Transfer of Organisational Practices: Enhancing Competitiveness in Asia Pacific - European Business Relationships, Proceedings of the 2005 Euro - Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) Annual Conference, European University Vladrina, Frankfurt, Germany.
- Wen, J. and Moore, S. (2005) Where to from here? Strategic challenges for Australian managers, pp 206-217 in the Transfer of Organisational Practices: Enhancing Competitiveness in Asia / Pacific – European Relationships, Proceedings of the 2005 Euro - Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) Annual Conference, European University Vladrina, Frankfurt, Germany.
- Wen, J. and Moore, S. (2005) State Owned Enterprises in China: How Is Privatisation Working?, p279-291 in the Transfer of Organisational Practices: Enhancing Competitiveness in Asia / Pacific European Business Relationships, Proceedings of the 2005 Euro - Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) Annual Conference, European University Vladrina, Frankfurt, Germany.
- Moore, S. and Wen, J. (2004) From Mao to Managerialism: Women, Economics and Equity in China Today, 241-252 in Harmony v Conflict: Euro-Asian Management in a Turbulent Era, Proceedings of the 2004 Euro-Asia Management Studies Association Annual Conference, 3-6 November 2004, edited by O.Yao, CS Tseng, F Cheung, City University of Hong Kong.
- Privatisation: Chinese Style, EAMSA, University of Stockholm Business School, October, 2004
- Towards Sustainable, Vibrant, Prosperous Communities, NSW Local Government Managers Association Annual Conference, Sutherland Shire, June 12th 2003, Sydney
- New Partnerships in Community Care, Department of Local Government, Victoria, February 2002
- Innovations in Funding Primary Care Reform, refereed conference proceedings, 2nd International Conference on Caring, Brisbane, Australia, March 28-30, 2001.
- Community Care and the Customer; rhetoric and reality, Carers National Summit, AGPS,April 2000
- Privatisation in Community Care, refereed conference proceedings, 1st International Conference on Caring, London, Westminster, April 4-6, 1999
- 1999-2000 Author, quarterly reports for the Commonwealth Government on Competitive Tendering, community and consumer impacts, AGPS, Canberra
- Who pays for care? Carers Victoria Conference, October 1999
- Privatisation, Women and Changes in the Welfare State, Social Policy Conference, Victoria University, September 1999
- Women, Privatisation and Health Care, Deakin University Public Policy Conference, March 1999, Melbourne
- Hospital in the Home Evaluation, Department of Human Services Conference Proceedings, October, 1998
- Health Care at Home, NorthWest Health Network Conference, June 1998
- For Love or Money? Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Welfare, Vienna, July 1998
- Community Care Audit of Victorian Government performance, Social Justice Report Card Conference, YWCA, April, June and October 1998, Melbourne
- Compulsory Competitive Tendering Consumer Study, URCOT Research presentation, May 1998
- Working with Family Carers, VANISH Conference, April 1998, Melbourne
- Listening to rural carers, National Ageing Conference proceedings, Charles Sturt University, Albury, October 1997
- Love me Tender, VCOSS Conference proceedings, September 1997
- Women and Contractualism, Melbourne University Public Policy Conference April 14, 1996
- Five PhD research theses in Management for RMIT, University of Melbourne and Swinburne University, Vic (2002-2014).
- Thirty plus MBA industry based research projects and 4 DBA research projects for RMIT and UWS/SGSM (1998-2003).
- Twelve MA and Social Work research theses for Melbourne University, RMIT and Latrobe Universities, Vic (1998-2010)
- Adjunct Professor, RMIT University (2012-2014)
- Visiting Professor, Shanghai British University, Shanghai, PRC (2011, 2012)
- Visiting Professor Guang Zhou University of Foreign Studies, PRC (2010-2014)
- Foundation Research Fellow, Faculty of Management, Guang Zhou University of Foreign Studies, PRC (2012-2013)
- Member AASW, IASSW and IFSW
- Member Women in Welfare Education (WIWE)
- Victorian State Womens’ Representative NTEU, Vice President, PIT Branch, NTEU
- Board Member, National Councils in Ageing, Disability and Education sectors (1995-2008).
- President Carers Australia and Carers Victoria (1994 -2004)
- Board Member/ Nonexecutive Director several state, local and community based organisations.
- Member, Sustainability Board, Insurance Australia Group (2005-2009)
- Member Chief Executive Women and APEC Womens’ Leadership Forum (2003-2010)