I am currently studying a Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) at Southern Cross University (Gold Coast) with a view to clinical practice and research applying Social Identity Theory to social work. My current role is Research Assistant at University of Queensland with the SONAR Study. This study is the first to apply Social Identity Theory from social psychology to the addiction treatment field and tracks people’s change in social networks and associated social identities as they progress through residential drug and alcohol treatment and how these social changes relate to other outcomes such as drug use and well-being.
Jock has worked in other research and evaluation projects in the Victorian primary care and AOD Treatment sector since 2007 and completed a Grad Dip in AOD Studies at Turning Point in 2013 and a Grad Dip in Psychology from Monash University in 2006. Prior to this work Jock worked in aged care and teaching English as a second language.
Jock lives with his partner Michael in the beautiful Tweed Valley and plays an active part in the local community. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org