About Us

Our People
 Marie Connolly

Welcome to the Department of Social Work

Professor Marie Connolly, Chair and Head

Social Work, in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, is a vibrant learning community which seeks to influence professional practice through high quality educational experiences for our students, the conduct of practice-based research and engagement.

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The Victorian Institute of Hospital Almoners was established in 1929. This is generally regarded as the beginning of Victorian social work education.

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The Victorian Institute of Hospital Almoners

Our Vision

Social work education at the University of Melbourne has a long and distinguished history.

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