Mrs Rosemary Qummouh

Mrs Rosemary Qummouh

Academic Program Advisor,
Social Work & Communities

Social Work & Communities


Rosemary Qummouh has been with the School of Social Science since 2011 teaching in various units across the BSW, BCW and BCSD programs. Rosemary has 24 years clinical experience working in community based programs with newly arrived refugee / humanitarian entrants. Rosemary’s background is in Social Work, Sociology and Counselling, specialising in trauma with a focus on post traumatic stress disorders and mental health social work practices. Rosemary is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with AASW and is an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Her research interests concern trauma and mental health issues in relationship to refugees. Rosemary has worked closely with Mission Australia focusing on newly arrived migrants with refugee status and with Transcultural Mental Health Centre. Rosemary has a passion and interest in bringing her field experiences to the teaching of social work practices in the Bachelor of Social work at WSU.

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  • BSW University of Western Sydney
  • MCouns University of Western Sydney
  • BA University of New England

Professional Memberships

  • AASW (2008)


  • Mental Health
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Refugee Mental Health
  • Social Work Theory and Practice

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Social Work & Communities
  • Social Work & Communities


Phone: (02) 9685 9579
Location: EJD.G.47

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101594 Mental Health in the Community, 2015
  • 101765 Welfare Field Education 1 (Block Mode), 2015
  • 101769 Welfare Field Education 2 (Block Mode), 2015
  • 101777 Theory and Critique of Welfare Practice (Block Mode), 2015
  • 101778 Families and Sustainable Communities (Block Mode), 2015
  • 400193 Human Services Intervention Strategies, 2015
  • 400509 Group Work in Social Work, 2015
  • C2172 Working with Individuals and Families, 2015


Journal Articles

  • Keedle, H., Stulz, V., Conti, J., Bentley, R., Meade, T., Qummouh, R., Hay, P., Kaye-Smith, H., Everitt, L. and Schmied, V. (2023), '[In Press] Psychosocial interprofessional perinatal education : design and evaluation of an interprofessional learning experience to improve students' collaboration skills in perinatal mental health', Women and Birth, .


Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: The Placement Experience of Western Sydney University Social Work Students with Physical Disabilities
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture

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