International Conference on Practice Research 2020

5th International Conference on Practice Research (ICPR2021)

Department of Social Work, The University of Melbourne

31 May to 2 June 2021

Lynette Joubert

Welcome to Melbourne 2021

We hope that you will join us for the 5th International Conference on Practice Research in Melbourne.

The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Melbourne which will open its doors to you for 3 days of discussion and the exchange of ideas and innovation in Practice Research.

We invite you to engage with us as we showcase practice research from across the world in a conference designed to promote theoretical conceptualisation, and practice research implementation in workshops, presentations, informal discussion and networking. Our campus will provide the venues and welcoming hospitality as we develop the future of practice research from visionary ideals into reality.

Never before has the importance of developing pragmatic and relevant research from practice issues been so important – nor has the implementation of results been so challenging. We are inspired by the conceptual frameworks developed in past conferences as we focus on our conference theme of “Practice meets Research”.

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Lynette Joubert

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Our Faculty

For more than 150 years, the University of Melbourne has contributed to the health and wellbeing of our society. The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) is renowned for its work on internationally competitive research issues and for its exceptional graduates in all areas of health, medicine and biomedical research.

MDHS is Australia’s largest and leading biomedical research faculty and attracts more national competitive funding than any other Australian university. The Faculty employs more than 1900 members of staff, attracts more than 8000 students each year and comprises six schools; 32 departments, centres and institutes; and 88 courses.

The Faculty has 43,530 current alumni from 97 countries around the world.

The Department of Social Work at the University of Melbourne is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

South Lawn at the University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building

About the Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work, offers entry to professional practice masters degrees to graduates from a range of prior study areas. The delivery of entry-to-practice programs at the masters level is in line with the leading social work schools internationally, and increases the global portability of graduates.

We offer a range of postgraduate coursework programs that seek to prepare social workers for advanced practice.

Our students are offered opportunities for broader development through teaching and learning activities within the discipline and the University.

We focus on clinical and professional research in health, mental health and child and family practice.

Parkville Campus

The Parkville campus provides easy access to cafes, shops and services; libraries with extensive collections; as well as cultural and sporting facilities. Nearby Lygon St is home to a huge variety of cafes and shops while the northern end of the University is adjacent to the popular Princes Park.


The City of Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, and is the second largest city in Australia with a population of more than 4.5 million people and a metropolitan area of 9990.5 km2. The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Melbourne the world’s most liveable city for six consecutive years, based on its education, entertainment, health care, research and development, tourism and sport.

The City of Melbourne is home to residents from 180 countries who speak more than 233 languages and dialects and follow 116 religious faiths. The Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation are the traditional owners of the land now known by its European name of Melbourne.

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