Dr Jane Thomson

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Dr Jane Thomson


Teaching areas

  • Critical Social Work
  • Working with Families
  • Indigenous-respectful Education in the Academy

Research areas

  • reform in child protection
  • Indigenous-respectful education


Dr Jane Thomson has been an academic for three decades. She has worked at a number of universities, teaching social work and in academic management.

Her particular research focuses on how to reform the child protection system in the interests of children, young people and their families, and the transformative power of education specifically in relation to Indigenous ways of knowing.


  • Commonwealth Centenary Medal for services to education 2003
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