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Dr Robyn Mason


Master of Social Work (Qualifying) Off Campus Course Co-ordinator

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1136

Facsimile: +61 9903 1141



Robyn Mason BA, BSW, PhD, Dip Ed. (Melb.) joined the Department in 2008, specifically to develop the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) degree. Robyn's doctoral research, completed in 2005, built on her practice experience in rural women's support services and was based on a national survey of 160 women-specific services. Conducted with the late Associate Professor Wendy Weeks, the study explored features of women-specific services in non-metropolitan Australia, concluding that these services are sites for women's social citizenship, especially in their passionate pursuit of a feminist response to women's lives. Robyn has taught social work and social welfare in metropolitan and regional universities in Australia and has practice and management experience in sexual assault support, rural Aboriginal health, community work, mental health and aged care. Robyn is a former national Director of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). She is off-campus co-ordinator for the Monash MSW (Q) and convenor for the Department’s Teaching and Learning Committee. Robyn teaches in social policy and community work, contributes to the fieldwork program and supervises higher degree research students. She is a member of the GLASS research unit and her research interests include violence against women and women’s policy.