Professor Susie CostelloProfessor
Susie is a social work practitioner and educator who came to ACAP to launch the Master of Social Work degree in 2020, having taught at RMIT University for 20 years.
As a social work practitioner, Susie worked in child protection, domestic violence, sexual assault, disability, youth psychiatry and family therapy in private practice. Management roles include senior social worker of family resource centres and coordinator of local government community support program responding to families from diverse backgrounds.
Susie’s publication and research interests are international social work education in Thailand, Myanmar and Palestine, male violence against women, indigenous homelessness, female genital cutting, impacts of vicarious trauma on social workers and interpreters and advocacy in child protection.
Teaching coordination responsibilities
- SWSP6013 Social Work Theory and Practice (Critical Theories and Skills)
- SWSP6033 Social Work Theory and Practice (Individuals and Families)
- SWSP6313 Interpersonal, Family and Structural Violence
- SWSP1013 Social Work Theories
- SWSP2003 Critical Social Work Theories
- SWSP 2003 Critical Social Work Theories
- SWSP 3043 Interpersonal and Structural Violence
International social work education
Interpreters and Vicarious Trauma
Child Protection and violence against women
Professional Affiliations and Fellowships
2015 Australian Palestine Advocacy Network
2015 Board member Australia Myanmar Institute
2014 International monitor for NZ Social Workers Registration Board
1998 Member Amnesty International
1987 Clinical Member Victorian (now Australian) Association of Family Therapist
1973 Member Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).