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Karen Healy

Director of Research, School of Social Work and Applied Human Services, The University of Queensland, Australia

Karen Healy has a strong background in direct social work practice and has practised as a social worker in health, youth, and child protection services. She is the current national president of the Australian Association of Social Workers and a national director of The Benevolent Society. She is author of a number of books and papers on many aspects of social work practice and policy studies and regularly conducts lectures and workshops in Australia and in Europe, particularly in Nordic countries.