Dr Susan Heward-Belle

Dr Susan Heward-Belle

Dr Susan Heward-Belle

    Director of the MSW(Q) program in Social Work and Policy Studies, University of Sydney

    Susan is Director of the MSW(Q) program in Social Work and Policy Studies at the University of Sydney. With over 20 years professional experience in the child protection and domestic violence fields, Susan specialises in research examining statutory child protection services’ responses to families experiencing domestic violence.

    Susan recently led the NSW component of a national study funded by ANROWS, the PATRICIA project, which examined barriers and facilitating factors for collaborative work across statutory child protection, women’s domestic violence support services and services provided in the family law arena. Susan’s PhD research examined the fathering experiences and practices of domestically violent men.