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Sabine is a senior lecturer in Social Work and Human Services at Charles Sturt University. She began work in the field of aged care in 2005 and later practiced in areas of grief and loss, community development, rehabilitation, and vocational education and training. Sabine grew up in India knowing various cultures and religions. She has maintained an interest in spiritual and religious aspects of the culturally and linguistically diverse population within an Australian context, particularly on palliative and end of life care. Sabine has an extensive vocational educational and training goals setting and social work field practice coordination experience across several education institutes in Australia. Sabine's Ph.D. explored the culturally appropriate end-of-life care for ageing Punjabi Indian population in regional New South Wales.


Sabine has taught a range of subjects in community welfare, social work, and Human Services. She has an interdisciplinary focus in subject preparation. She currently teaches:

HCS221-Law for Human Services

HCS204-Research Methods

HCS410-Legal issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare

SWK423 - Ethics and social work practice

HCS103-Fields of Practice

WEL409 – Grief, Loss and Change

Sabine Coordinates various field education subjects (HCS402, HCS506, and SWK424) for social work.

Research Interests

  • End of Life/Palliative Care
  • Death and Dying
  • Grief and Loss
  • Social work and public libraries
  • Social work Field Education
  • Ecological Social Work

Current research projects

  • Promote and preserve cultural practices in palliative care through digital storytelling.
  • Embracing the cultural identity of burgeoning ethnic groups in regional public libraries: A pilot project with the Punjabi Indian Community in the Riverina


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Social Work, PhD

… → 18 Jul 2020

Subject keywords

  • Palliative Care
  • Regional
  • Aged
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse


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