Professor Fran Waugh

Director since May 2014

Fran is the Head of School, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney. Professor Waugh has over 20 years professional experience as a registered nurse and then social worker, prior to the past 13 years as an academic in the Social Work and Policy Studies Program in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Fran practice research has included a focus on child emotional abuse, child protection and domestic violence.

Qualifications: Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) with merit (University of Sydney), Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Social Work (University of Sydney), Bachelor of Social Work (Honours class 1) (University of New South Wales).

Special responsibilities: Chair of the Service Excellence and Safety Committee, Board Visitor to South Coast Children’s Family Centre.