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Personal profile

Monica Short has a degree in Social Work and a Master of Social Welfare (Welfare and Social Policy). She is currently studying part time a PhD by publications through Charles Sturt University (CSU) titled – 'The Australian Anglican Church engaging with people in rural, regional and remote Australia'. She has worked for over 20 years in large government organisations.

She has a particular interest in:

  • Mutual dialogic exchanges between theologians, sociologists and social workers
  • Community engagement/mission within churches/ministries and their local communities
  • Social Work career pathways including for 'peoples' living with disabilities
  • Social Work education including field practicum
  • Rural issues

Monica is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. From 2017 to June 2018 she was co-chair of the ACT/NSW Combined Universities Field Education Group.

Monica is based in Sydney.

Teaching

Monica Short currently works as a part time lecturer in Social Work and Human Services at Charles Sturt University, based in Sydney. Monica's teaches in accordance with the CSU Strategic Focus of fostering  belonging and connectedness. Her personal teaching pedagogy is, 'To enable students to think critically about their evolving context, to foster resilience and skills, to instigate change and to maintain social work values' (Short, Trembath, Duncombe & Whitaker, 2018, p. 12).

She has lectured in the following subjects:

  • HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1
  • HCS505 Social Work Field Education 1
  • HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2
  • HCS506 Social Work Field Education 2
  • SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A
  • WEL418 Case Management

Research Interests

Monica Short's research contributes to the CSU research narrative of developing communities that will be thriving with strong social frameworks, and where diversity and harmony reside. Her personal research narrative is to generate meaning that enhances and respects individuals, groups and communities within practice, education and research (Short, Barton, Cooper, Woolven, Loos & Devos, 2017, p. 104). This involves honouring emic (insider) and etic (outsider) knowledge, valuing relationships, sharing power and upholding egalitarian principles (Short, 2018, p. 233). To do this Monica applies an integrated lens with an epistemological base in social work, sociology and theology; and utilises methodologies such as co-operative inquiry and case studies.

Monica is studying part time a PhD by publications through Charles Sturt University (CSU) titled – 'The Australian Anglican Church engaging with people in rural, regional and remote Australia'.

Monica has published in the following areas: spirituality/faith/religion, social work and research methodologies.

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Research Output

Philosophy and ethics : Sustaining social inclusion in the disability sector

Giselle Burningham & Joan Cartledge, 2020, Sustaining Social Inclusion. Crisp, B. R. & Taket, A. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 203-217 15 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Contemporizing teaching case management: mapping the tensions

    Short, M., Trembath, K. S., Duncombe, R., Whitaker, L. & Wiman, G., 2019, In : Social Work Education. 38, 2, p. 212-226 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Relocating in Christ: Churches and migration in rural Australia

    Short, M. & Short, M., Apr 2019, In Reimagining home: Understanding, reconciling and engaging with God's stories together. Jackson, D., Cronshaw, D. & Dewerse, R. (eds.). Morling Press, p. 77-96 20 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter

    Anglican churches engaging with people living with disabilities

    Short, M., Jan 2018, Sydney, NSW: The Bush Church Aid Society. 214 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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    Prizes

    Best Abstract Award

    Short, Monica (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Award

  • Activities

    Webinar for Stirling University

    Fredrik Velander (Participant), Monica Short (Participant), Lachlan Kalache (Participant), Ndungi Mungai (Participant), Susan Mlcek (Participant), Katrina Gersbach (Participant) & Lynelle Osburn (Participant)

    01 Sep 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationAcademic

    Combined University Field Education Group (CUFEG) and Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) NSW Branch workshop

    Monica Short (Speaker)

    2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    International Journal of Community and Social Development (Journal)

    Monica Short (Reviewer)

    2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial responsibility

    International Social Work (Journal)

    Monica Short (Reviewer)

    2018 → …

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

    Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education (Journal)

    Monica Short (Reviewer)

    2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial responsibility