Our People in the School of Social Sciences
Dean, School of Social Sciences
Professor Brian Stout is Dean, School of Social Sciences, Provost, Liverpool Campus and Professor of Social Work.
Professor Stout has a long history of research, teaching and practice in Australia, Europe and South Africa. His most recent book is ‘Community Justice in Australia’ and has carried out research in Australia into interventions with children and young people facilitated by Juvenile Justice, FACS and other agencies. He has a long record of teaching and research in criminal justice, youth justice, probation and social work. Professor Stout has been involved in developing and delivering training and education for criminal justice professionals in the UK and South Africa and participated in a number of European criminal justice social work projects. His research has included child justice diversion in South Africa and sex offender public disclosure schemes in the UK.
Professor Stout is an experienced academic leader, recently holding the roles of Deputy Dean and Director Academic Programs for Social Work. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Acting Deputy Dean, School of Social Sciences
Gabrielle Drake is Director of Academic Programs (Social Work and Community Welfare) at Western Sydney University. She is a recognised expert in the areas of social policy, mental health and disability, and homelessness and housing pathways. Gabrielle’s research interests include social work practice in mental health; disability; boarding houses; housing and homelessness pathways; consumer and carer voices in social work education; and inclusive and emancipatory research.
Gabrielle has twenty years practice experience spanning a variety of roles and practice settings including community and public sector management, strategic policy and reform, research, teaching in graduate and postgraduate social work programs, direct practice, and oversight.
|Dr Ana Rodas|
(Learning and Teaching)
Associate Professor Kate Huppatz
Dr Peter Bansel
Dr Corrinne Sullivan
Associate Professor Nichole Georgeou
Mrs Lauren Marsh
Directors of Academic Programs
|Associate Professor Awais Piracha|
Geography, Tourism & Planning (Acting)
|Professor Mary Hawkins|
Anthropology & Sociology
|Assoc Prof Zulfan Tadjoeddin|
Humanitarian & Development Studies
|Dr Neil Hall|
Social Work & Community Welfare
|Dr Selda Dagistanli|
Criminology & Policing
|Dr Joy Paton|
Arts Therapy and Counselling
Further contact details for School of Social Sciences staff can be found in the University Staff Directory.