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Dr Debra Manning

Lecturer, Community Welfare and Counselling

debra manning
Phone:   +61 3 990 26577 or +61 3 512 26577
Fax:   +61 3 990 26359 or +61 3 512 26359
Office:   1E 119, Gippsland Campus


Debra is a lecturer in both Community Welfare and Counselling and the Master of Human Services Management. As a welfare professional she has worked in counselling, community development and managerial roles in fields such as probation and parole, child protection, youth justice, overseas aid and the defence force.

As a lecturer and researcher Debra has drawn extensively on her time living and working in a rural village in Botswana, southern Africa. This experience developed her understanding of the cultural contexts of knowledge and to different ways of knowing about the world, and has had a major impact on her approaches to social and community welfare practice, education and research.

Her research uses primarily qualitative methodologies including:

Debra has published in the fields of: 


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Postgraduate supervision

Debra is currently supervising a PhD student whose research focuses on sustainability and traditional medicine practices in Southern Africa. 



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