Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - 2011

Ms Beth Tinning

James Cook University
James Cook University


For design and implementation of meaningful consumer and carer participation in social work curriculum, modelling for students inspirational, cutting edge and ethical professional practice.


Social workers are increasingly required to implement participatory practice partnerships with service users (consumers) and their carers. Over the past six years, Beth Tinning has been involved in the development and teaching of Social Work and Mental Health drawing on innovative participation processes with consumers and carers of mental health services. The skills required and the challenges and rewards of participatory practices are modelled and reflected in the subject content, teaching and evaluation processes.