You roll up your sleeves and you help, and work with people - Robyn Miller

Manohar Pawar, Sharlene Nipperess

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Dr. Robyn Miller is a social worker and family therapist with over 30 years experience in the field. She began her career as a social work practitioner at Catholic Family Welfare in 1980 and attained the demanding leadership positions of Principal Practitioner in 2006, and Director and Chief Practitioner of the Department of Human Services (DHS) in Victoria in 2014. Robyn has been a member of the Victorian Child Death Review Committee for the past nine years. She has worked in the community sector, local government and child protection and at the Bouverie Centre, Victoria’s Family Institute at La Trobe University, as a senior clinician and consultant. She has published several articles and chapters and authored the Best Interests Series for the DHS. Robyn is noted for her innovative practice with children and families where there is complex and trans-generational trauma. She supports and inspires professionals to always keep the best interests of children at the centre of decisions. By providing valuable practice leadership to social workers within and beyond the department, Robyn has effected positive change in the lives of many Victorians. She was the recipient of the inaugural Robin Clark memorial Ph.D. scholarship in 2004 and a Robin Clark Memorial Award in 2010 for her inspirational leadership in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmpowering social workers
Subtitle of host publicationVirtuous practitioners
EditorsManohar Pawar, Richard Hugman, Andrew Alexandra, A.W. (Bill) Anscombe
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789811038099
ISBN (Print)9789811038082
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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