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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

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

Professional Identity versus organisational role: A balancing act for newly qualified social workers

Moorhead, B., 2018.

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

social worker
social work
role identity
qualification
ideology

Activities 2018 2018

  • 4 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Consultancy

University of Stirling

Bernadette Moorhead (Visiting researcher)
15 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Consultancy

Bernadette Moorhead (Consultant)
08 Oct 2018

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Glasgow Caledonian University

Bernadette Moorhead (Visiting researcher)
11 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Northern Ireland Social Care Council

Bernadette Moorhead (Visiting researcher)
25 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Social Care Workforce Research Unit, Kings College London

Bernadette Moorhead (Visiting researcher)
04 Jun 201808 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

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