Ronald Woods

Ronald Woods
Research Consultant

Email: [email protected]
Ph: +61 2 9514 1112

Ronald Woods has 30 years' Australian and international experience in social policy and the human services, including work as a social work practitioner, academic and research consultant. He brings a range of service development, community engagement, writing and teaching skills to the Centre. After completing his undergraduate degree in 1982, Ronald practised as a social worker and academic in Australia, South Africa and Hungary. His practice, research and teaching has included substantial research consultancy experience. He has an interest in public policy and social service provision, research and program evaluation, and the training of community service practitioners and administrators.

Ronald has been involved in studies focusing on a wide range of social issues, including disability, mental health, workforce participation, gender and sexuality, health promotion and services for older citizens. His professional involvement in the policy, practice and research associated with community services is complemented by an interest in local and international innovations with regard to social-ecological sustainability and the strengthening of local democracy.

For a full list of publications by Ronald Woods, see the UTS Website »
  • Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Research Interests
  • Local government studies
  • Workforce development and learning organisations
  • Development and review of community development and interorganisational programs
  • Social research, evaluation and policy review and development in the areas of health, disability, ageing and employment 
  • Practitioner research.
Teaching Areas
  • Human services
  • Professional practice in the human services
  • Public policy
  • Local government studies
  • Social research
  • Academic writing.
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