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date: 10 December 2023

Chamberlain, Ednalocked

Chamberlain, Ednalocked

  • Carolyn NobleCarolyn NobleFoundation Professor of Social Work, Australian College of Applied Psychology


Edna Chamberlain (1921–2005) was appointed the first Professor of Social Work in Australia and was an inspirational figure promoting a more progressive social work and social work education throughout the country. As a role model for women, she rose to educational management and senior policy advocate in a profession dominated by men. Her contribution to academic life and services to the community and as prominent advocate for women’s advancement was honored by receiving a Member of the Order of Australia in 1988 and Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa in 1995.


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