Emeritus Professor Shurlee Swain

Emeritus Professor Shurlee Swain

Emeritus Professor Shurlee Swain

Emeritus Professor | Australian Catholic University

Shurlee Swain is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and an Emeritus Professor at Australian Catholic University whose historical research has informed several of Australia’s inquiries into abuse of children in out of home care.

Her latest book, Apologies and the Legacy of Abuse of Children in ‘Care’, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (co-edited with Johanna Sköld), addressed the challenges of writing history in the post-apology era, drawing on insights developed through her role as historian chief investigator on the Find & Connect web resource project.

Slides – Emeritus Professor Shurlee Swain – Reframing Our History – Writing Child Welfare History in a Post-Apology World

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