Peter Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Human Services at James Cook University with over 20 years experience in social work education, research and practice. He is currently the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching for the College or Arts and Social Sciences and is the First Year Experience Coordinator in social work. Peter is a multi-award winning educator with a particular interest in the application of transformative learning theory in social work education. He is currently a Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). Peter’s research and practice interests include social work education, environmental social work, sustainable community development, international social work, and international student exchange. He has published scholarly work in all of these areas.
Peter is currently involved in a large-scale research project funded by the Australian Office of Learning and Teaching looking at international student exchange in social work education in Australia. This project involves collecting data from Australian social work academics and students as well as from international ‘host’ institutions in a number of countries in the Asia Pacific. Over the past six years Peter has also facilitated a number of international student exchanges to both Thailand and India.