Lesley Cooper

Lesley Cooper is Professor at the University of Wollongong and is establishing new undergraduate and graduate social work programs. Prior to her appointment at Wollongong, she was Dean of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) and Vice President of the Brantford Campus at Laurier.

She has a strong interest in social work education and is introducing a practice based curriculum using concepts of social practices including work with service users and carers and simulated learning in all practice subjects.

The latter is based on the design of a wide variety of simulations. Support is provided by technical staff and a software program called SimCapture. Her research focuses on social work education and disaster recovery.

Contact Details

Professor Lesley Cooper
Treasurer for ACHSSW

University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue

T: +61 2 4221 4935
E: lesleyc@uow.edu.au