Ann Joselynn (Jos) Baltra-Ulloa

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Ann Joselynn (Jos) Baltra-Ulloa

Lecturer, Social Work
School of Social Sciences

Room 428, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2876 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2864 (fax)

Ann Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa (Jos), is a lecturer of social work at the University of Tasmania. Originally from Chile, she came to Australia as a refugee and has dedicated her professional life to working with the refugee-arrived communities. Her work and research passions relate to whiteness in social work, decolonising social work, relational approaches to social work education and practice, and learning from southern knowledges. She is involved in community based projects aimed at building capacity within the refugee-arrived communities, exploring the role of mentoring, leadership and relationships of mutuality as core parts of social work thinking, learning, teaching and practice in the 21st century. In her most recent project she is working with academics across disciplines to understand how creative based approaches can foster and nurture mentoring for professional social work practice.


Teaching responsibility

Course Coordinator:

Bachelor of Social Work (13L)

Unit coordinator:

HGW402 Community Work Practice (BSW)

HGW612 Community Work Practice (MSW)

HGW412 Intercultural Social Work Practice (BSW)

HGW614 Intercultural Social Work Practice (MSW)

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Fields of Research

  • Social Work (160799)
  • Counselling, Welfare and Community Services (160702)
  • Race and Ethnic Relations (160803)
  • Clinical Social Work Practice (160701)
  • Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy (130213)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)

Research Objectives

  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare (940111)
  • Social Class and Inequalities (940116)
  • Law, Politics and Community Services (949999)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2016Walter MM, Baltra-Ulloa AJ, 'The Race Gap: An Indigenous Perspective on Whiteness, Colonialism and Social Work in Australia', Social Dialogue, 4, (15) pp. 29-32. ISSN 2221-352X (2016) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Walter MM

2008Sweeney AJ, 'Bumps on the Yellow Brick Road. Sierra Leoneans in Launceston Australia and their settlement experiences', The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 7, (6) pp. 283-294. ISSN 1447-9532 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
2018Baltra-Ulloa AJ, 'Speaking of care from the periphery: The politics of caring from the post-colonial margins', Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring, Taylor & Francis Ltd, B Pease, A Vreugdenhil and S Stanford (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9781138225589 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Churchill B, Baltra-Ulloa A, Moore R, 'Difficult conversations: race, class and gender in White Australia', Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class and Gender, Routledge, SA Jackson (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 21-28. ISBN 9780415632713 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Churchill B; Moore R


2014Baltra-Ulloa AJ, 'Incorporating whiteness into the teaching and learning of anti-racist social work', Cross-cultural social work: local and global, Palgrave Macmillan, HK Ling, J Martin and R Ow (ed), South Yarra, Australia, pp. 49-66. ISBN 9781420256802 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Baltra-Ulloa AJ, 'Why Decolonized Social Work is more than crossculturalism', Decolonizing Social Work, Ashgate, M Gray, J Coates, M Yellow Bird, T Hetherington (ed), Surrey, England, pp. 87-104. ISBN 9781409426318 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



YoungMILE (Young Migrant Leadership program) (2015)$48,119
YoungMILE - is a leadership development and mentorship experience targeting 25 to 35 year old emerging leaders within the refugee arrived Tasmanian community.
Tasmanian Community Fund ($48,119)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Baltra-Ulloa AJ
Joint World Conference on Social Work Education and Social Development (2014)$1,500
University of Tasmania ($1,500)
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Baltra-Ulloa AJ

Research Supervision






PhDWhat are the common social structures and behaviour which are derived from Aboriginal Ways of Knowing, Being and Doing and Aboriginal connectedness and relatedness in Australian Aboriginal societies?2014
PhDUnveiling Whiteness through an Analysis of Social Worker Constructions of Asylum Seekers2015
MastersResilience in Refugees and Asylum Seekers2017
PhDOthering within the Education of the Norm2017


PhDExploring the Organisation of Social Injustice in Australian Social Work Education
Candidate: Norah Elizabeth Hosken