Dr Darren de WARREN Social Sciences / School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer - Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work with Honours (Qld); Doctor of Philosophy (UniSA)

Contact Details

Email: d.dewarren@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 5440 7014 - Ext: 47014

Office Location

Building C 1.10

CQUniversity

90 Goodchap St, Noosaville 4566

About Me


Hi All!

Welcome to my profile pages. I have been an employee of the University since its very early conception and have remained committed to the institution because I feel strongly about making social work education accessible to regional, rural, and remote Queenslanders and those from other corners of the country.

I live in the magnificence of the Sunshine Coast hinterland on 16 acres of unworked rainforest surrounded by iconic national parks. I really enjoy developing my organic food supply, landscape design, and caring for my Dad's cat Megs. In my downtime I love spending time with family and friends, cooking exotic things, interior and exterior design, and travelling as I am also a sociologist at heart.

I hope this profile gives you some insights into the trajectory that has been my career so far.

Best wishes,

Darren.

Universities Studied At

University of Queensland

University of South Australia

Universities Worked At

University of Central Queensland

Central Queensland University

CQUniversity


Awards

Student Voice Commendation Term 1 2015

Student Voice Commendation Term 2 2015

Student Voice Commendation Term 2 2014

The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Team Teaching 2003 for the School of Social Work and Welfare Studies, Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences, Central Queensland University

Vice-Chancellor’s nomination for the Australian University Teaching Committee (AUTC), Team Teaching Award 2003

Certificate of Recognition for Quality Teaching, Vice Chancellor's Award for Quality Teaching 1998

Previous teaching

Introduction to Social Work A and B

Social Work Skills and Methods A and B

Case Work and Case Management

Theories of Change 1

Social Group Work and Family Work

Theories of Change 2

Contemporary Human Services

Professional Experience

Since 1990, I have provided excellent standards of professional care for children, young people, families, and carers living with moderate to extreme levels of intra-familial harm, young people at risk of self-harm and suicide, and high school social work practice. This professional experience has been enhanced by academic roles and responsibilities in social welfare and social work education at CQUniversity, Australia.

Vice versa, my teaching responsibilities in these degree programs have been reinforced by high standards of professional competence evidenced by invitations to work alongside colleagues in the fields of child and family therapy. In the mid-1990s I designed, developed, and delivered two distance education courses in the Welfare Studies major of the Bachelor of Arts among some of the first to be offered by the University and accredited by the Australian Institute of Community and Welfare Workers in 1994. Growth in these enrolments then supported the University’s decision to develop the third Bachelor of Social Work curriculum in Queensland informed by project and problem-based learning and the first distance education program across four years.

I developed a blueprint of this new curriculum for the first Curriculum Advisory Committee facilitating partnerships between the Australian Association of Social Workers and CQUniversity resulting in the recruitment of three full-time social work academics. My delivery of blended learning to students of social welfare and social work degree programs through lectures, tutorials, intensive residentials, and on-line interactivity, facilitates the professional qualifications of regional and rural people who would have otherwise be excluded from these opportunities.

These accomplishments, together with those of colleagues, contribute substantial social capital to the regional development of Queensland. This work culminated in a co-authored publication outlining CQUniversity’s innovative model of social work education published in an international journal.

During 2009 I was conferred with doctoral qualifications auspiced by the Centre for Regional Engagement and accepted by the University of South Australia without amendment. During 2012, as Head of Program (2008-2013) for the Bachelor of Social Work and the Welfare Studies major for the Bachelor of Arts I initiated the authorship and co-ordination of accreditation documentation resulting in successful campaigns for ongoing national accreditation with the Australian Association of Social Workers (2013-2018) and Australian Community Workers’ Association (2013-2014).
Professional Memberships

The Australian Association of Social Workers 1997-2005

National Tertiary Education Union 1996-2004, 2007-.

Australian Council of the Heads of Schools of Social Work 2009-2013

Responsibilities
Chair, Social Work and Sociology Program Committee 2009-2012

Chair, Program Committee Meeting, 2009-, Faculty of Arts, Health, and Sciences, Central Queensland University

Faculty Education Committee, 2009-, Faculty of Arts, Health, and Sciences, Central Queensland University

American Sociological Association 2009

Department of Human Services and Professional Practice Program Meeting 2007-, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering, and Health

The Faculty Management Group 2003-2004, Faculty of Arts, Health, and Sciences, Central Queensland University

Chair, 2003, School of Social Work and Welfare Studies Program Meeting and Education Committee, Central Queensland University

The Faculty of Arts, Health, and Sciences Education Committee 2002-2003, 1997-2000, Central Queensland University

The Faculty Review Committee 1996, Faculty of Arts, Central Queensland University

The Faculty of Arts Board of Studies 1995-1997, University of Central Queensland

The Faculty of Arts Board of Studies Executive 1996-1997, University of Central Queensland

Department of Social Sciences, 1994-1997, Faculty of Arts, University of Central Queensland

Professional Interests
Key Achievements

The integration of artistic therapeutic interventions into social work practice with children, young people, and their families.

Doctoral qualifications over distance in part-time mode.

Recognition of curriculum design for social work education.

Leadership of successful accreditation submission to the Australian Association of Social Workers (2012-2017)


Industry Reports
Lead author, collaborator 2016, Submission to the AASW's review of the Australian Social Work Education Accreditation Standards
Lead author, collaborator 2012, Accreditation submission to the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Consultancy Work
Department of Child Safety 1996-2004, family work consultant and practitioner
Theses
A gay community study in a small, regional city of Queensland, 2009. Accepted without changes.
Papers in Refereed Proceedings
de Varenne, Jean-Paul. 2009, 'A Gay Community Study in a Small City of Regional Queensland, Australia', paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, August.
Refereed Conferences

de Warren, D 2009, ‘A gay community study in a small city of regional Queensland, Australia’, 104th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association Conference Proceedings, San Francisco

de Warren, D 2009, The roots of human nature, a critique of identity, and the practice of ethics in community’, Queensland and North Queensland Branches 2009 Conference, Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast

de Warren D 2000 ‘The integration of problem based learning with information and communications technologies for life-long learning,’ International Conference on Life Long Learning, Yeppoon, Australia

Mensinga J, de Warren D, Hills J, Killion F, Leeks M & Travers D 2000, ‘The integration of problem based learning with information and communications technologies in Australian Social Work education’, 2nd International Conference on Problem Based Learning, Linkoping, Sweden

de Warren D 1999, ‘The integration of information and communications technologies with problem based learning,’ Teaching and Learning Seminar, Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton

de Warren D, Hills J, Killion F, Leeks M, Mensinga J & Travers D 1999, ‘The integration of information and communications technologies with problem based learning in Australian Social Work Education’, Information Technology for the Human Services International Conference: HUSITA 5, Budapest

de Warren D, 1996 You’ve heard about Uranus but what about Mars?: Mapping gay men in the regions’, Mapping Regional Cultures Conference, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton
Reviews

 Book review of Sunshine and Rainbows, C Moore 2001, Idiom

Completed Supervisions

  • Supervisor, 2009, Bachelor of Social Work Honours dissertation, D Violi, ‘Palliative care: Finding a non-anxious space’, CQUniversity.
  • Supervisor 2008, Bachelor of Social Work Honours dissertation, K McMurrich, ‘Child protection workers’ perceptions of family group conferencing in decision-making about the care and protection of children’, CQUniversity.
  • Supervisor 2002, Bachelor of Social Work Honours dissertation, S Ledger, ‘A model for youth participation in the central gemfields,’ Central Queensland University.
  • Supervisor 1995, Bachelor of Arts Honours dissertation, F Vallis, ‘From the inside out: Darumbal women of the lost generation,’ Central Queensland University.
Seminar Presentations

de Warren, D 2000-2002, ‘The philosophical, theoretical, and practical implications of community-focused learning at CQU,’ Social work field educators’ seminar, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton

Developer and co-facilitator, ‘Risks of suicide among young GBLT people workshop’ 2002, Youth Suicide Prevention Interagency Strategy, Management of Public Intoxication Program, and Queensland Health, Rockhampton

Facilitator 2002, ‘Anti-Violence workshop’, Rockhampton High School and Rockhampton Women’s Health Centre, Rockhampton

Refereed Articles

de Warren D & Mensinga, J, P 2004, ‘Innovative social work education across distance: Community focussed learning’, Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, vol 6, no. 1

Research Interests
Commissioned Reports

Research Seminars

‘Surviving the PhD’, 2009, Post-graduate workshop, CQUniversity, Rockhampton


de Warren, D 2002, ‘Interpretive interactionism’, School of Social Work and Welfare Studies’ Research and Practice Seminar, School of Social Work and Welfare Studies, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton

EDUCATION
Curriculum and Pedagogy - Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Social work education; experiential learning; problem-based learning.
STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Sociology - Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Postmodernism in the social sciences; ontology; epistemology, qualitative methodology; the community study method.
Sociology - Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Community study method; GBLTIQ communities; the history of sexuality; the sociology of sexuality; the sociology of community.
Social Work - Social Program Evaluation
The role of social work; evaluative research; the evaluation of family work interventions; the evaluation of therapeutic interventions using creative therapies; qualitative methodology.
Journal article

Ledger, S., Hillman, W., Harreveld, B., & de Warren, D. (2017). Field education as signature pedagogy - insights for Australian social work. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 19(1), 62-70. Retrieved from https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=054177438454308;res=IELHSS

Link to ACQUIRE

De Warren, D., & Mensinga, J. (2004). Innovative social work education across distance : community focused learning. Advances in social work and welfare education., 6(1), 46-63.

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Conference paper

De Varenne, J. P. (2009). A gay community study in a small city of regional Queensland, Australia. In New politics of community : 104th ASA Annual Meeting, August 8-11, 2009. (pp. 1-21). Washington DC: American Sociological Association. Retrieved from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p308125_index.html

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