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The title of my doctoral thesis, completed in 2017, is: The lived experience of professional identity: A year-long study with newly qualified social workers. A methodology consisting of hermeneutic phenomenology and critical social work theory was utilised to explore how seventeen new social workers sustained and developed professional identity during the initial stages of their career. A range of factors impacted lived experience, including individual commitment to learning and development, meaningful relationships, access to professional development activities, and being recognised and valued as social workers, no matter their job title.

Research interests include:

-Professional identity in social work

-Frameworks for graduate support and development

-Social work education, field placement (workplace learning)

-Study abroad and international study programs in social work

-Interpretive phenomenology and critical research methodology

Education/Academic qualification

Social Work, Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University

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Research Output 2010 2019

social worker
social work
graduate
examination
document analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)
social work
curriculum
social worker
workplace
university
qualification
social worker
employer
social work
profession
3 Citations (Scopus)

Transition and adjustment to professional identity as a newly qualified social worker

Moorhead, B., Feb 2019, In : Australian Social Work. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social worker
Students
Curriculum
Social Work
Research
social worker
discourse
social work
professional association
phenomenology

Activities 2018 2019

  • 4 Visiting an external organisation
  • 2 Peer review responsibility, including review panel or committee
  • 1 Consultancy

British Journal of Social Work (Journal)

Bernadette Moorhead (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Journal (Journal)

Bernadette Moorhead (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

Northern Ireland Social Care Council

Bernadette Moorhead (Visiting researcher)
25 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external organisationAcademic

Glasgow Caledonian University

Bernadette Moorhead (Visiting researcher)
11 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external organisationAcademic

University of Stirling

Bernadette Moorhead (Visiting researcher)
15 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external organisationAcademic

Press / Media

Waarom social workers de krant moeten lezen

Bernadette Moorhead

16/05/11

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Melbourne, Darwin, next stop Dili: Social workers on the loose

Bernadette Moorhead

01/12/10

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Melbourne, Darwin, next stop Dili: Social workers on the loose

Bernadette Moorhead & Stephanie Johnson

01/01/10

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media