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SA Branch Practice Groups

Practice Groups operating at Branch level serve the function of providing a forum for social workers operating in different areas of practice or in specific regions to:

  • meet and share common practice issues and knowledge;
  • promote and provide expertise within the group, to the AASW and the wider community;
  • develop and provide education sessions, symposiums and other functions.

The South Australian Branch have a number of very active Practice Groups. If you are interested in getting involved in an existing Practice Group, you are invited to contact the Practice Group Convenor/s directly via the contact details outlined on each Practice Group website page listed below.

Practice Groups

Aged Care

Convenor - Felicity Chapman


Neda Bojnoordi
Natasha Boots
Diane Cass
Jennie Charlton
Lenore De la Perrelle
ShiJun Huang
Rosalind Jamieson
Janet Kelly
Alan McConnach
Mary Nguyen
Margie Pitcher
Lynne Sellars
Tim Walsh

Mental Health

Convenor - Azmiri Mian (on leave)

Acting Convenor - Wendy Studhome


Diana Awarau
Diane Cass
Jocelyn Day
Natalia Ibarra
Jeanne Lorraine
Suzanne Marsh
Nga Nguyen
Nevena Simic
​​​​​​​Alison Smith-Wesson
Wendy Studholme
Shirley Young

Child Protection

Convenor - Mary Hood (Acting)


Tony Tonkin
Jennie Charlton
Mary Hood
Margaret Davies
Michelle Adams
Colleen Haskett
Maria Scicchitano
Janet Kelly
Tim Powell
Sue Wood
Gandeep Gill
Carmella Bastian
Jeanne Lorraine
Anne Nicolaou
Julie O'Dea
Sue Maywald

Contact us

P: (08) 8463 5911
Mon & Tues - 9:00am – 2:30pm
Wed & Thurs 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 2:30pm
Level 1 / 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Branch Manager:
Miriam Hobson
Administration Officer:
Kristen Keley

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers