As a proud and passionate social worker, Ms Alice Munro has spent much of her time since graduating working to establish and deliver vital Aboriginal drug and alcohol services across the Murdi Paaki region of NSW, providing clinical supervision to a diverse range of health professionals and becoming an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker working in private practice.
Alice was awarded the ‘Norma Parker' award in 2012 for a published peer reviewed paper within 5 years post-graduate studies, on the topic of family-focussed drug and alcohol interventions in Aboriginal communities.
Alice commenced her PhD research at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) in March 2014 under the supervision of Professor Anthony Shakeshaft. Her research will evaluate community led drug and alcohol programs and an Aboriginal residential rehabilitation service in the remote communities of Bourke and Brewarrina.
Alice lives and works on Wiradjuri Country, in Orange, central-western NSW, has an extensive range of interests such as her chooks and trying to grow a vegie patch, and is committed to doing more to improve the health in rural and remote communities.
- B. Social Work (First Class Hons) / B. Arts (Psychology), Charles Sturt University, 2010
- Certificate 4 in Mental Health - Working with Aboriginal People, Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC), 2011
- Graduate Certificate of Loss, Grief and Trauma Counseling, Flinders University, 2012
Alice Munro, Anthony Shakeshaft, Julaine Allan, A community led research partnership that aims to ‘Break the Cycle’ to reduce alcohol and drug harm in rural NSW Aboriginal communities: A summary of the research to date, at the NDARC Annual Symposium, September 2014: Sydney.
Alice Munro, Lesley Chenoweth, Anne Curson, Jan Foster, Anne-Louise McCawley, Repositioning the social work profession, at the National Association of Social Workers (AASW) National Symposium, November 2013: Melbourne.
Alice Munro, Mick Williams, The history of the Bourke Alcohol and Drug Working Group (BAWG), at the Community Drug Action Teams (CDAT) Conference, May 2011: University of NSW, Sydney.
Alice Munro, Lesley Roxby, Lynette Bullen, Amelia Vella, The Murdi Paaki Drug and Alcohol Network (MPDAN) - learnings so far, at the Creating Synergy Conference, November 2010: Wollongong.
Alice Munro, Anthony Shakeshaft, Julaine Allan, A community led research partnership that aims to ‘Break the Cycle’ to reduce alcohol and drug harm in rural Aboriginal communities: A summary of the research to date, at the NDARC Annual Symposium, September 2014: Sydney.