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Dr Lynelle Watts

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9780 7732, Email:, Campus: South West, Room: BU2.138
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9780 7732
Campus: South West  
Room: BU2.138  


Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Arts and Humanities. Member of the Centre for Work and Organisational Performance (CWOP) and the Centre for Higher Education Teaching & Learning Research (CHELTR).


Monday to Friday (Please email for an appointment at


  • Honours supervision
  • PhD Supervision

Current teaching

  • SWK1112 - Introduction to Social Research
  • SWK2114 - Community Health and Wellbeing
  • SWK3121 - Social Work Theory and Practice 2: A focus on theories
  • SWK4110 - Legal and Ethical Practice List units you are currently teaching

Professional memberships

  • 2015 – Present, Australia New Zealand Social Work Welfare Education and Research Association (ANZSWWER) – Secretary
  • 2015 – Present, Australian Association of Social Workers (WA), Branch committee member
  • 2009 – Present, Australian Association of Social Workers, Inc, Member
  • 2010 – Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), Institutional member.

Awards and recognition

National and International awards

  • 2016 – ANZSWWER Active Social Media Presence Award

Research areas and interests

Reflective practice and critical reflection, Social work theory and practice, policy and practice evaluation, philosophy of social work.


  • Bachelor Social Work Honours, Edith Cowan University.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2015.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Watts, L., Schoder, M., Hodgson, D., (2018), The Experiences of Human Service Managers in Contexts of Change and Uncertainty. Australian Social Work, online(online), 1-13, DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2018.1448093.
  • Hodgson, D., Watts, L., (2017), What can moral and social intuitionism offer ethics education in social work? A reflective inquiry. The British Journal of Social Work, 47(1), 181-197, DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw072.
  • Hodgson, D., Watts, L., (2016), Four principles of good assessment practice: A teaching and learning approach to designing and assessing student work. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 18(1), 8-22, Southport, QLD, Australian Assoc. for Social Work and Welfare Education.
  • Watts, L., (2015), An Autoethnographic Exploration of Learning and Teaching Reflective Practice. Social Work Education, 34(4), 363-376, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2015.1016903.
  • Watts, L., Hodgson, D., (2015), Assessing the Needs of Carers of People with Mental Illness: Lessons from a Collaborative Study. Practice Social Work in Action, 28(4), 235-252, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.1080/09503153.2015.1120279.
  • Watts, L., Hodgson, D., (2015), Whole Curriculum Mapping of Assessment: Cartographies of Assessment and Learning. Social Work Education, 34(6), 682-699, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2015.1048217.
  • Watts, L., Hodgson, D., (2013), Knowing that and knowing how: Building student confidence through skills assessment. Advances in Sociial Work and Welfare Education, 14(1), 75-88, Australia, Australian Association for Social Work and Welfare Education.
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