Our People in the School of Social Sciences

Dean, School of Social Sciences

Professor Brian Stout

Brian Stout 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

Associate Professor Gabrielle Drake

Gabrielle DrakeGabrielle 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.

Dean's Unit

Ana Rodas  Kate Huppatz

Dr Ana Rodas
Associate Dean
(Learning and Teaching)

Associate Professor Kate Huppatz
Associate Dean

Dr Peter Bansel
Associate Dean

(HDR Students)

Corrinne Sullivan

N Georgeou

Lauren Marsh

Dr Corrinne Sullivan
Associate Dean
(Indigenous Education)

Associate Professor Nichole Georgeou
Associate Dean
(Engagement and International)

Mrs Lauren Marsh
School Manager

Directors of Academic Programs

Emma Waterton PortraitMary Hawkins
Associate Professor Awais Piracha
Geography, Tourism & Planning (Acting)
Professor Mary Hawkins
Anthropology & Sociology
Assoc Prof Zulfan Tadjoeddin
Humanitarian & Development Studies
Neil HallSelda Dagistahli PortraitJoy Paton
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.