DR David Rose

DR David Rose


  • Alcohol & other drug treatment
  • Criminal justice system/ Offender treatment and rehabilitation
  • Impact of drug use on families / Sibling drug use
  • Mental health/ Forensic psychiatry
  • Program evaluation



  • Dr David Rose is Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Director of Learning & Teaching- Department of Social Work and Director of Learning & Teaching- Melbourne School of Health Sciences. He teaches in the areas of the legal and ethical context of practice, mental health and program design and evaluation and supervises a number of postgraduate research candidates. Prior to commencing in a full time academic position in 2010 he had 20 years practice experience as a Social Worker including working in a number of direct practice, organisational development, program design and evaluation, management and consulting roles in government and non-government organisations. His direct practice experience is in the areas of mental health, alcohol and other drug treatment, family support and offender support and treatment. He is experienced in qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research and evaluation and current areas of research interest include the impact of drug using in families, offender support and transition programs, trauma and post-traumatic growth, children and families across borders in the international context, family violence, collective impact and the role of program design and evaluation in human service contexts. He regularly consults to non-government organisations on program design and evaluation including developing program theory of change, program logic models and evaluation frameworks. He was previously President of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)- Victorian Branch and is currently Secretary- Asian and Pacific Association of Social Work Education (APASWE).   


Member of

  • American Evaluation Association (AEA). Member 2014 -
  • Australasian Evaluation Society (AES). Member 2000 -
  • Australian Association of Social Work (AASW). Accredited member 1992 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • GCertUniTeach, University of Melbourne 2012
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2010
  • MAE, University of Melbourne 2005
  • MSW, University of Melbourne 1999
  • BSW, La Trobe University 1992
  • BA, La Trobe University 1990

Awards and honors

  • Commonwealth (Australian Postgraduate Award), 2005



Available for supervision

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