Mid-Career Researcher Award: Dr Kerryn Bagley
The winner of the 2020 Mid-Career Researcher Award is Dr Kerryn Bagley, a researcher and lecturer in Social Work, Social Policy and Rural Health at La Trobe University Australia.
Dr Bagley's role has provided her with a platform to inform graduate social workers about FASD and the challenges families face over the life course. She is also known for her research into health and human service sector responses to FASD, which stems from her extensive practice experience in child and adolescent mental health services with families affected by FASD.
Kerryn has been engaged in FASD practice and research since 2008, and undertook her FASD diagnostic team training and evidence-based intervention training in the USA and Canada. Her research has highlighted why a social work response to FASD is needed and explores social work frameworks and models that underpin current FASD-informed practice, and is informed from her time working in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Together with colleagues from these countries she has made submissions to many national inquires. She was the inaugural co-chair of the Australian and New Zealand FASD clinical network and currently chairs the Victorian FASD Special Interest Group.