PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Social Work with Honours (Class 1) (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)
Dr Joanne Clarke is a lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology. Jo is a social worker who has worked extensively in the areas of homelessness, domestic violence and family law, performing roles across direct service delivery, management, community development and advocacy. Her interest in working with women and violence led her to specialise in family law mediation, an area in which she practised for several years. Her most recent area of research is focused on improving the experience for women with histories of domestic violence engaged in family court cases. Dr Clarke has an interest in how the intersections of class, race, ability, sexuality and ethnicity combine with gender and influence the experiences of violence and therefore shapes the many responses required to address violence in our communities.
Dr Clarke is the coordiator of the Field Education Unit for Undergraduate and postgraduate Social Work degrees and Human Services. She is also a co-director of the Centre for Social Change (CSC).
PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE
- 2013 – 2018 Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Family Relationship Centre, Maroochydore
- 2010 - 2013 Field Education Coordinator, University of the Sunshine Coast
- 2008 – 2010 Coordinator, Regional Domestic Violence Service, Centacare Sunshine Coast
- 2003 – 2008 Service Manager, Shelter Housing Action Cairns (SHAC), Cairns
- 2002 – 2004 Social Worker, St Margaret’s Youth Shelter, Cairns
- 1998 – 2003 Crisis Worker, Sexual Assault Service, Cairns
- Morley C, Carrington K, Ryan V, Warren S, Clarke J, Ball M, Vitis L, (2021) Locked Down with the Perpetrator: The Hidden Impacts of COVID-19 on Domestic and Family Violence in Australia, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10 (4), pp. 204-222.
- Carrington K, Morley C, Warren S, Ryan V, Ball M, Clarke J, Vitis L, (2021) The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Australian domestic and family violence services and their clients, Australian Journal Of Social Issues, 56 (4), pp. 539-558.
- Morley C, Dunstan J, (2016) Putting gender back on the agenda in domestic and family violence policy and service responses: Using critical reflection to create cultural change, Social Alternatives, 35 (4), pp. 43-48.
- Morley C, Dunstan J, (2013) Critical Reflection: A Response to Neoliberal Challenges to Field Education?, Social Work Education, 32 (2), pp. 141-156.
- Barker S, Nickson A, Dunstan J, Esperanza D, (2011) Indigenous practice approaches to women, violence, and healing using community development: A partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous workers, Australian Social Work, 64 (1), pp. 84-95.