Dr. Susan Heward Belle

Susan is a researcher and lecturer in the Social Work and Policy Studies Program in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.  With over 20 years professional experience in the social work and education fields, Susan has held a range of positions across the health, education and child wellbeing and protection sectors. Susan has extensive practice and research experience in the areas of child protection and domestic violence.

Her doctoral research examined the fathering experiences and practices of men who had perpetrated domestic and family violence. Further, she enjoys working with students and practitioners to develop their skills and increase their knowledge in order to help women and children journey away from domestic and family violence.