Julie Roberts

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Julie Roberts

Field Education Officer
School of Social Sciences

Room 537 , Social Sciences Building

03 6226 1982 (phone)

Ms Julie Roberts is the Field Education Officer for the Southern region and International Students. This role involves coordination, support and liaison between students and agencies before and during their professional experience placement.  Julie brings to this role extensive clinical practice experience, in addition to her experience as a Field Educator, and Field Education Liaison Officer.


Julie has an extensive Social Work practice background, working for SA Health for over 12 years as a hospital clinician, specialising in adult acute medical and surgical care. In addition to clinical practice, Julie was actively involved in a number of service development and quality assurance projects at a local, regional and statewide level, including appointment to the Transforming Health Expert Working Panel for Allied Health.

Pursuing her interest in education, Julie began working at Flinders University in South Australia in 2017 as a Field Education Liaison Officer. In her 3 years at Flinders, Julie also worked as a tutor and External Field Educator. Her teaching interests include: direct practice skills, professional ethics and integration of theory and practice. Julie commenced working for UTAS in May of 2020, as Field Education Officer for the South and International Students.

Career summary



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Date of award



Flinders University


July 2007

BSW (Hons)

A review of the Flinders University Field Education Workbook

Flinders University


April 2007

Bachelor of Social Work and Planning


Flinders University


April 2007


Social Work; Field Education

Teaching responsibility

HGW303 Social Work Practicum 1

HGW513 Social Work Practicum 1

HGW433 Professional Pathway Social Work Practicum

HGW633 Professional Pathway Social Work Practicum

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Fields of Research

  • Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, histories, culture, country, perspectives and ethics in education (450213)

Research Objectives

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education (210299)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture (210499)

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Ya pulingina Social Work (2021)$25,000
The ya pulingina social work learning and teaching project aims to graduate social work students highly proficient when collaborating with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, and Aboriginal people more broadly across Australia. Building upon the Indigenising curricula work the Social Work Discipline, in conjunction with the School of Social Sciences, and CALE have been undertaking, the project will begin by creating a series of place-based encounters on each campus embedded in the local Indigenous worldview of welcoming people. This will be led in partnerships with Tasmanian Aboriginal Elders and community members. During these place-based welcomes, social work students, staff, and community members will generate stories and artefacts that document their welcome experience. These in turn become elements of an interactive lutruwita (Tasmania) map, that is both a record of experience, and a learning and teaching tool that can be added to each year as students progress their studies.
University of Tasmania ($25,000)
Grant-Indigenous Student Success Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Prehn J; Baltra-Ulloa AJ; Vreugdenhil AJ; Canty JB; Roberts JK; Williamson M; Warren K; Hay JK; Wilkinson BM