Personal details

Dr Jeanette Neden
Senior Lecturer - Curriculum & Learning Design
Learning & Teaching Unit,
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Professional memberships
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Senior Fellow, Advance HE, (SFHEA) Recognition reference: PR058716.

Australian & NZ Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Executive Board Member.

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Member.

Registered Teacher and Approved Supervisor, UK National Association for Family Therapy, Number 8/2006.

Health and Care Professions Council UK (HCPC), Registrant.

Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), Member.

Association for Learning Technology (ALT, UK), Member.


PhD Northumbria University, School of Health, Social Work and Community Studies.

Post Qualifying Post Graduate Diploma in (Systemic) Teaching, Training and Supervision, Northumbria University.

MA (Systemic Practice and Family Therapy) Northumbria University.

Post Qualifying Post Graduate Social Work Award (PGCCA), University of York.

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), Open University, UK.

Post Graduate Bachelor of Social Work, University of Western Australia.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Western Australia.



* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Jeanette took up her appointment as Senior Lecturer Curriculum Transformation in the Learning and Teaching Unit at QUT early in 2017.

Jeanette holds undergraduate degrees in Aboriginal Prehistory and Archaeology, and Social Work and post graduate degrees and post qualifying awards in Social Work, Family Therapy, and Education.  She has 30 years experience as a practitioner and educator and has taught in Further and Higher Education contexts including Newcastle College, and Northumbria, Durham, Griffith and QUT Universities.   Jeanette’s academic roles have encompassed teaching, research, HDR supervision and leadership.  Jeanette is former Program Lead of the Master’s Degree in Family Therapy, the Master’s Degree in Systemic Teaching, Training and Supervision, Academic Lead of the  Systemic Pathway C&YP IAPT at Northumbria University,  the National Chair of the Association for Family Therapy and the Chair of the National Accrediting Committee of the Professional body for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. Her background in social work and family therapy includes diverse roles in the Australian Public Service, UK Local Authorities, the NSPCC and the NHS. In Australia,  prior to commencing at QUT Jeanette was Director of Field Education (Social Work) at Griffith University . Jeanette is a Senior Fellow of the HEA (Now AdvanceHE) and she sits on the Executive of the Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research Group.  Her research interests include:

  • Reflexive and reflective practice in education
  • Collaborative, connected and constructionist approaches to learning, teaching and research
  • Professional education and professional development
  • Curriculum and learning design

Her use of innovative and collaborative approaches to Learning and Teaching has formed the basis of her research which includes  building student and organizational research capability through placement learning, embedding sustainability in disciplinary approaches to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment,  collaboration in quality assurance, supervision and transformative learning, aligning academic development through curriculum transformation, reflexivity in professional practice and education, constructing integrative learning on placement,and action learning methodologies in professional education.


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