Dr Ann Carrington

Ann Carrington is a Lecturer in Social Work at James Cook University. Her practice has been predominantly with those who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. She developed the ‘Vortex of Violence’ practice model for working with women who have experienced domestic violence as published in the British Journal of Social Work. She continues to research and write in the area of domestic violence, violence against women, integrated responses and other social and gendered issues. Her other area of research and practice interest is the integration of spiritual theory and practice in social work. Areas of interest within this field include: integration of spirituality in social work theory, practice, research, ethics and pedagogy; and exploration of how spiritual theory and practice may add to social works understanding of issues of power, control, privilege, vicarious trauma/burnout and reflective practice.