Karen Healy

Karen Healy is a guest professor at the University of Stavanger and a Professor of Social Work at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.  Her research focuses on promoting the social inclusion of vulnerable children, young people and families. She has written several books and numerous articles on social work practice including "Social Work Theories in Context: Creating Frameworks for Practice" which has been translated into several languages.  Professor Healy currently serves as the National President of the Australian Association of Social Workers and is a National Director of The Benevolent Society which is Australia's oldest not-for-profit organisation.