Professor Sharon Moore

Biography

Sharon has a lively and varied career in Social work and Human Services Management. Since 2014 she has been working at ACAP with Professor Carolyn Noble in developing an innovative School of Social Work, based on adult learning pedagogy with a focus on critical theory and internationalism.

Sharon began 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 marketisation 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. 

Media Presentations

Radio- national and regional presentations on primary and community care, including national, regional and local Talk Back radio segments.

Radio- national and regional presentations on primary and community care, including national, regional and local Talk Back radio segments.

Additional presentations in International, National, State and local media on sustainability, business, diversity and strategic management in an international context.

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Publications

Research publications on Social Work, Management, Leadership, International Development, Government Relations and Public Policy, Social Sustainability, and Stakeholder approaches.

Selected Social Work Management and Leadership

  • Leadership and management experience as Head of College and Deputy Head of Graduate Schools in Management.
  • Australian and International research and consultancy in strategy, human services leadership and management in private, public and NGO sectors.
  • Board Member, private sector, public and community organisations, from Insurance Australia Group (IAG) through to Australian Disability Advisory Council, Government Health, Legal and Educational councils and services.

Academic Leadership

Local, State, National and international leadership roles in community care policy, equity and sustainability.

Specific academic leadership examples include:

2014-current
Associate Professor/ Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, ACAP, Navitas.  Working with Professor Carolyn Noble in developing an innovative School of Social Work, based on adult learning pedagogy with a focus on critical theory and internationalism.

2010-2014
Adjunct Professor, Strategic Planning, Faculty of Business and Management, University of Sydney.

2012-2014
Research Director, Guang Dong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), Guang Zhou, PRC, leading research program in Managing for Sustainability. 

2012-2014
Adjunct Professor RMIT and Macquarie Universities in Sustainability.

2003-2010
Foundation Professor, Strategy, Sustainability and International Business, SGSM, University of Western Sydney. 

2000-2003
Acting Director/ Deputy Director, Master of Business Administration, Faculty of Business, RMIT University, Victoria. Led public and private sector management programs in Australia and South Asia. With colleagues, developed an MBA with the highest percentages of women and indigenous MBA students in the Australian university sector at that time.

1986-2000
Program and Course Director, Social Work and Social Policy, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, RMIT University, Victoria. Contributing to the development of a leading critical social work and community development program in Australia. Pioneered innovative pedagogy utilizing industry academic research partnerships and structural, antiracist and antisexist curricula in campuses in metropolitan and rural Victoria.

1988-2000
President, Carers Victoria and President, Carers Australia., Responsible for research, policy and funding for Carers Strategy in Victoria, and Australian Carers Strategy. Member Australian Disability Advisory Council, advising government on whole of government approach to aged care, and disability policy and programs.

1996 -2000
Contributed to development of Carer Policy and Disability Policy for Australian and state government. 

Social Work Community Leadership

Social Work Community Leadership roles include: 

1986-2008
Board Member, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria representing consumer and patient interests.
Board Member, Western Regional Health Service, Victoria.
Board Member, Western Region Legal Service, Victoria.
Board Member, Sustainability, Insurance Australia Group, Sydney, Australia.

1982-1986
Member, Chief Executive Women, Australia.
Member, Women Chiefs of Enterprise International.

2002-2006
Member, Women in Welfare Education, Australian Schools of Social Work.

2003-2007
Member, International Federation of Social Welfare; and Member, International Council of Social Development. 

1976-1998
Member, International Association of Schools of Social Work.

1978-1988
Member, Australian Association of Social Work.
Executive Member, AASW Victorian State Council.

1976-1988
Chief Executive Officer, Western Region Council, Melbourne, Victoria. 

1983-1986
Director, Youth and Women’s Correctional Services, Social Welfare Department, Victoria.

Research & Scholarship

Book Chapters

  • Moore, S. (2017 forthcoming). From State to Market: Reclaiming an Ethic of Care. In   Pease, B. Vreugdenhil, A. and Stanford, S. (Eds) Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring, Routledge, London.
  • Moore, S. & Wen, J. (2009). An initial exploration of sustainable work systems in China: an issue of imbalance between economic and social reform. In P. Docherty, M. Kira and A. B. Shani (Eds.), Creating Sustainable Work Systems. London: Routledge: 217-231.
  • Wen, J., and Moore, S. (2007) Economic reform, urban women and hidden poverty in China. Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage: Analysis, Case Studies and Policy, New Delhi: Serials Publications: 738-749.
  • Moore, S. & Wen, J. (2006). Economic Reform and its Gendered Impacts in China Today. In O. Yau and R. Chow (Eds.), Harmony versus Conflict in Asian Business. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing: 31-49.
  • Moore, S. (1998). The culture of ageing. In Bevan, C. and Jeeawody, B. (Eds.), Successful Ageing: perspectives on health and social construction. Sydney: Mosby Publishers: 93-124.
  • Moore, S. (1998), Annotated Review of International Research on Community Care. Melbourne: Latrobe University Press. 
  • Ernst, J. & Moore, S. (1990). Community Care. In Batten, R., Weeks, W. & Wilson, J. (Eds.), Issues Facing Australian Families. Melbourne: Longman Cheshire.
  • Moore, S. (2017 forthcoming). From State to Market: Reclaiming an Ethic of Care. In   Pease, B. Vreugdenhil, A. and Stanford, S. (Eds) Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring, Routledge, London.
  • Moore, S. & Wen, J. (2009). An initial exploration of sustainable work systems in China: an issue of imbalance between economic and social reform. In P. Docherty, M. Kira and A. B. Shani (Eds.), Creating Sustainable Work Systems. London: Routledge: 217-231.
  • Wen, J., and Moore, S. (2007) Economic reform, urban women and hidden poverty in China. Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage: Analysis, Case Studies and Policy, New Delhi: Serials Publications: 738-749.
  • Moore, S. & Wen, J. (2006). Economic Reform and its Gendered Impacts in China Today. In O. Yau and R. Chow (Eds.), Harmony versus Conflict in Asian Business. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing: 31-49.
  • Moore, S. (1998). The culture of ageing. In Bevan, C. and Jeeawody, B. (Eds.), Successful Ageing: perspectives on health and social construction. Sydney: Mosby Publishers: 93-124.
  • Moore, S. (1998), Annotated Review of International Research on Community Care. Melbourne: Latrobe University Press. 
  • Ernst, J. & Moore, S. (1990). Community Care. In Batten, R., Weeks, W. & Wilson, J. (Eds.), Issues Facing Australian Families. Melbourne: Longman Cheshire.

 

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Journal Articles

  • Lei, H. W., Moore, S. and McCarthy, P. (2014). Managing for Business Sustainability in China. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 8(2), pp 125-146.
  • Moore, S.  and Wen, J. (2009) Tourism Employment in China: A Look at Gender Equity, Equality, and Responsibility J. Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, Vol 8, 2008 Issues 1, 32-42.
  • Moore, S. and Wen, J. (2008), 'Business ethics? A global comparative study on corporate sustainability approaches', Social Responsibility Journal, 13.
  • Moore, S. and J. Wen, (2007), Strategic Management in Australia and China: The Great Leap Forward or an Illusion? Special Issue of Journal of Technology Management in China. Volume 2/Issue 7, Emerald Publications: 10-22.
  • Moore, S. & Wen, J. (2006) Reform of state owned enterprises and challenges in China, J. Technology Management in China Vol 1, No 3, 279-291.
  • Noble, C. and Moore, S. (2006) Advancing Women and Leadership in this Post EEO Era. Women in Management Review, 21(7), 598-603.
  • Moore, S. and Wen, J. (2004), 'Economic reform and business management in China today', International Journal of Applied Management, 19.
  • Moore, S. (1995). Keeping Women at the Centre. Women in Welfare Education, 1.
  • Moore, S. (1989). Community Care: the same old trap for women? Women in Welfare Education. Advances in Social Policy, UNSW.
  • Moore, S. (1989, February) Community Care and Social Policy. Impact.

Professional Domains and Affiliations

  • International Development, Sustainability, Social Policy.

Tertiary Education

1999
Doctorate of Philosophy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, Latrobe University.
Privatisation of Health and Community Care: International and National perspectives.

1999
Doctorate of Philosophy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, Latrobe University.
Privatisation of Health and Community Care: International and National perspectives.

1984
Master of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, Monash University.
Unemployment: Analysis and Practice in Social Work and Social Policy.

1976
Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma of Social Studies, University of Melbourne. Faculty of Arts, Department of Social Studies, Social Work and Psychology majors.

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Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

  • Adjunct Professor, Organisational Studies, Sydney University, (2010-2013).
  • 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).

Research Grants

2014-2015
NPI Small Grants Scheme
‘What do Social Workers Really Want? Exploratory research of employer expectations and experience of employing new social work graduates in Australian social work settings’.

2014-2015
NPI Small Grants Scheme
‘What do Social Workers Really Want? Exploratory research of employer expectations and experience of employing new social work graduates in Australian social work settings’.

1996 -2004
Kennett and Bracks State Labor Governments in Victoria
$100 million for Carer Policy and Program Implementation.
Chief Investigator, Primary Health/ Community Care Initiative.
Policy impact with Victorian community sector and State Government to establish a social policy initiative to support family carers. This was followed by a similar Commonwealth government initiative for family carers, including the introduction of a national Carers Pension and Carers Allowance.

2005-2007
APRA
$50,000
Sustainable Business in PRC, with W. Lei Huang.
Policycontribution to Chinese sustainability research and policy, particularly in Southern China’s Guan Dong Province. Influenced support for green cities and organisations and establishment of an Action Research Centre at Guan Dong University of Foreign Studies.

2005-2007
APRA
$40,000
ARC Application on Best Practice Case Management in Australian Aged Residential Care, with Baptist Community Care.

2003-2005
SGSM, University of Western Sydney, NSW.
Women in Business, Industry Linkage Research with Federal Office of Status of Women and NSW State Women’s Policy Unit.

2000-2001
RMIT University, Victoria.
$160,000
Victorian Department of Health Research into Primary Care Health Services Management. Policy outcome included the further development of nurse practitioner ‘hospital in the home’.

1996-1999
RMIT University Industry Grant with Commonwealth Government
$800,000
Contracting Public services.
Policy outcomesincluded work as a researcher/industry expert advising Victorian state and local government on privatization and contracting policy between 1998 and 2002, evidenced in CV publications.

1996
RMIT University, Victoria.
$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 national and community policy issue.
Policy and program outcomes included major funding support for Carers Victoria through lobbying and advocacy for family carers. Refer to Carers Victoria, community, state and local government publications in CV.

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Conference Papers

  • Moore, S. & Cavaleri, M. (2016, November). Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse students in the Master of Social Work programs. Paper presented at Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2016, July). Neoliberalism and Development Papers presented to Action Aid Forum. University of Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Moore, S. (2015, June). Governance and Sustainable Development: lessons from the Asian region for Myanmar. Conference Proceedings, Australia Myanmar Institute (AMI) Symposium. University of Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Moore, S. (2015, August). Critical Social Work and Sustainability. International Conference of Sociology and Critical Social Work. University of Chester, UK.
  • Moore, S. (2015, August). Is Social Work Sustainable? The contribution of Critical Social Work to Sustainability. Paper presented at the International Conference of Critical Sociology and Social Work. University of Chester, UK.
  • Moore, S. (2015, June). Governance and Sustainable Development. Paper presented at the Australia Myanmar Institute Symposium on progress made towards meeting UN Sustainable Development Goals. University of Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Moore, S. (2014, October). Sustainability for Human Services Education. Paper presented at NPI Annual Research Conference. Sydney, Australia.
  • Moore, S. and Wilson, A. (2014, October). Making time for Peer Review: student perspectives on sustainable assessment practices. Paper presented at NPI Annual Research Conference. Sydney, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2014, October). Riding the Waves:  Social Work education responds to the Cutbacks in Social Welfare. Paper written with inaugural ACAP MSWQ class, presented at ANZSWERS Symposium. Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2014, October). Sustainability as a strategic response to the cutbacks in Social Welfare. Paper presented at ANZSWERS Symposium. University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lei, H.W., Moore, S. & Wen, J. (2007, April). Transiting Chinese Management Research: Contribution of Social Science and Action Research Methodology. University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Moore, S. and Wen, J. (2006, December), 'Creating Sustainable Tourism in China: equity, equality and responsibility', Conference proceedings of the Third China Tourism Forum Proceedings, Tourism and Economic Development. Hong Kong, PRC.
  • Wen, J., Moore, S. & C. Sinha (2006, December). Analysis of the Spatial Distribution of Tourism in China, Conference proceedings of the Third China Tourism Forum, Tourism and Economic Development. Hong Kong, PRC.
  • Moore, S. & Wen, J. (2005). Strategic Management in Australia and China: the Great Leap Forward or an Illusion? In Transfer of Organisational Practices: Enhancing Competitiveness in Asia/Pacific – European Business Relationships; proceedings of the 2005 Euro - Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) Annual Conference (pp. 292-305). European University Vladrina, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Moore, S. & Wen, J. (2005). Domestic Goddess or Office Wife? Women and Unpaid Work in China. In Transfer of Organisational Practices: Enhancing Competitiveness in Asia/Pacific – European Business Relationships; proceedings of the 2005 Euro - Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) Annual Conference (pp. 197-205). European University Vladrina, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Moore, S. & Wen, J. (2005). Where to from here? Strategic Challenges for Australian Managers. In Transfer of Organisational Practices: Enhancing Competitiveness in Asia/Pacific – European Business Relationships; proceedings of the 2005 Euro - Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) Annual Conference (pp. 206-217). European University Vladrina, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Moore, S. and Wen, J. (2005). State Owned Enterprises in China: How Is Privatisation Working? In 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. (2003, June). Towards Sustainable, Vibrant, Prosperous Communities. Conference proceedings, NSW Local Government Managers Association Annual Conference. Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2002). Australian Women Leaders speak out. International Women’s Day Conference, Equal Employment Unit, RMIT University.
  • Moore, S. (1998, November). The Commonwealth States Disability Agreement- Problems and Pitfalls. Australian Law Reform. Volume 9/Issue 2.
  • Moore, S. (2001, March). Innovations in Funding Primary Care Reform. Conference proceedings, 2nd International Conference on Caring. Brisbane, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2000, October). Impacts of Contracting-out on Local Government Service Users. Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2000, April). Community Care and the Customer; rhetoric and reality. Conference proceedings, Carers National Summit. Canberra: AGPS.
  • Moore, S. (1999, April). Privatisation in Community Care. Conference proceedings, 1st International Conference on Caring. London, UK.
  • Moore, S. (1999, October). Who pays for care? Conference proceedings, Carers Victoria Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1999, September). Privatisation, Women and Changes in the Welfare State.  Conference proceedings, Social Policy Conference. Victoria University, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1999, March). Women, Privatisation and Health Care. Hospital in the HomeConference proceedings, Deakin Publishing. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1998, November). The Commonwealth States Disability Agreement- Problems and Pitfalls. Australian Law Reform. Volume 9/Issue 2
  • Moore, S. (1998, July). For Love or Money? Conference proceedings, International Conference on Social Welfare. Vienna, Austria.
  • Moore, S. (1998, June). Health Care at Home. Conference proceedings, Northwest Health Network Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S (1998, April, June & October). Community Care Audits of Victorian Government Performance. Conference proceedings, Social Justice Report Card Conference, YWCA. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1998, April). Working with Carers. VANISH Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1997, October). Listening to rural carers. Conference proceedings, National Ageing Conference. Charles Sturt University, Albury, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1996, April). Women and Contractualism. Conference proceedings, Melbourne University Public Policy Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1996, March). Towards Patient focused care. Northwest Health Network Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1995, October). Voices, Choices and Actions, Victorian Carers Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1995, June). Common Knowledge about Caring? Australian Disability Advisory Council. Canberra: AGPS.
  • Moore, S. (1994, September). Rural Women Speak Out. Conference proceedings, Rural and Remote Community Development Conference Wangaratta, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1992, November). From Adult to Aged, Contemporary Perspectives. Conference proceedings, Victorian Aged Care Conference. Wangaratta TAFE, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1991, July). New Perspectives on Ageing. Forum on Ageing. Phillip Institute of Technology. Melbourne, Australia.Moore, S. (1990, April). Women and the Economy. Conference proceedings, Broad Left Conference. Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1987, September). Australia Reconstructed: what’s in it for women? Conference proceedings, ACTU Women’s Caucus. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1987). Laboring for Love or Sharing Community Care? In R. Thorpe (Eds.), ANZAAS Women’s Conference Proceedings. James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

Policy Reports

  • Moore, S. (2015). Governance and Sustainable Development: lessons from the Asian region for Myanmar. Conference Proceedings, Australia Myanmar Institute (AMI) Symposium. University of Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Moore, S. (2003). Value Chain Management and the Chains that Bind. SGSM Alumni Journal, 3.
  • Moore, S. (2002, September). New Stakeholder Approaches to Sustainability. BHP Billiton Newsletter. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2002, March). Local Government Care Management, it’s all about Relationships. Conference proceedings, MAV Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2001, March). Submission to Public Accounts and Estimates Committee on outsourcing government services. Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2001, October). Lessons from Customers and Communities. Conference proceedings, VLGA Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2000, March). Paying for Care in the Community. Conference proceedings,Carers Victoria Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2000, October). Stakeholder Partnerships in Local Government. Conference proceedings,Municipal Association of Victoria Conference on Best Practice in Local Government. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2000, August). Submissions to Public Accounts and Estimates Committee on outsourcing government services, Parliament of Victoria. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (2000, August). Verbal submissions to Public Accounts and Estimates Committee on outsourcing government services, Parliament of Victoria. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1999, October). Verbal submissions to Public Accounts and Estimates Committee on outsourcing government services, Parliament of Victoria. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1998, October). Written submissions to Public Accounts and Estimates Committee on outsourcing government services, Parliament of Victoria. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1999). Compulsory Competitive Tendering, Third Annual Report. Commonwealth Department of Health. Canberra: AGPS.
  • Moore, S. (1999, March). Benchmarking for Access and Equity. Submission to Municipal Association of Victoria Conference on Benchmarking in Human Services. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1999). Users’ Experience of Contracting Out of Community Services. Carers Victoria, 4.
  • Moore, S. (1997, February). Compulsory Competitive Tendering Consumer Impact Study Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia.
  • Bowman, D. and Moore, S. (1996). Listen to the Carers: the Many Voices of Care. Carers Consultation to the International Year of the Family, Carers Australia Research. Canberra: AGPS.
  • Moore, S. (1994, November). The Limits of management: a Social Change agenda. Carers Australia.
  • Moore, S. (1994, October). Towards a Women’s Network. National Older Women’s Womens Network.
  • Briskman, L. & Moore, S. (1990). Ladies, a plate please. Network, Rural Women’s Journal.