Excelsia College

School of Social Work

Belinda Mawhinney | Excelsia College | Master of Social Work

Social Work Field Education Coordinator

Dr Belinda Mawhinney

Bachelor Social Work, Master of Health Management, Doctor of Philosophy
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

belinda.mawhinney@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Belinda qualified with a Bachelor Social Work (University of Sydney) and has worked for over twenty years in a range of fields applying social work skills. 

In addition to being a qualified social worker, Belinda is a Master graduate (Master of Health Management, University of NSW) and Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney). 

Profile of Dr Belinda Mawhinney

Education

Bachelor Social Work (University of Sydney). 

Master graduate (Master of Health Management, University of NSW) and Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney). 

Research Interests

Primarily working in the fields of health and child protection, Belinda was awarded a Winston Churchill Trust (Australia) Fellowship in 2013. The Fellowship investigated the key strategies required for health services to effectively work together in response to children and young people at “risk of harm”. The Fellowship involved interviewing experts in Canada, United States of America, England and Ireland. The Fellowship gave rise to the study underpinning her doctoral thesis, “Safeguarding children at risk of maltreatment: Role of the Australian child and family health nurse”. The study explores the knowledge, practice and education and training that underpins the critical work used by nurses when