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Brian Stout 

Professor Brian Stout (opens in a new window)
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.

Dean's Unit

Adam Possamai Professor Adam Possamai (opens in a new window)
Deputy Dean 
Gabrielle Drake  Associate Professor Gabrielle Drake (opens in a new window)
Associate Dean (Engagement)
Dr Ana Rodas  Dr Ana Rodas (opens in a new window)
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) 
Kate Huppatz  Associate Professor Kate Huppatz (opens in a new window)
Associate Dean (Research) 
Peter Bansel  Dr Peter Bansel (opens in a new window)
Associate Dean (Higher Degree Research)
Nichole Georgeou  Associate Professor Nichole Georgeou (opens in a new window)
Associate Dean (International) 
Scott Avery Dr Scott Avery (opens in a new window)
Acting Associate Dean (Indigenous Education)
Lauren Marsh  Lauren Marsh
School Manager

Directors of Academic Programs

Awais Piracha  Associate Professor Awais Piracha (opens in a new window)
Geography, Tourism and Planning 
Neil Hall  Dr Neil Hall (opens in a new window)
Social Work and Community Welfare 
Ken Wooden  Dr Ken Wooden (opens in a new window)
Criminology and Policing 
Joy Paton  Dr Joy Paton (opens in a new window)
Art Therapy and Counselling 
Garry Stevens  Dr Garry Stevens (opens in a new window)
Humanitarian and Development Studies
Amie Matthews  Dr Amie Matthews (opens in a new window)
Anthropology and Sociology