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Professor Clare Tilbury


Clare Tilbury

Leneen Forde Chair
School of Human Services and Social Work
+61 (0)7 3382 1406 (Work)
L05 2.49A, Logan Campus

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Clare Tilbury has been a Professor in the School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith University since 2011. She is currently the Leneen Forde Chair of Child and Family Research, a position aiming to strengthen research-informed policy and practices in the family support and child protection fields in Queensland. Her research focuses on child protection systems, accountability and performance measurement, and racial disparities in child welfare. Prior to entering academia in 2004, Clare worked for over twenty years in various child and family direct practice, policy, management, and research roles. Clare has served on government advisory bodies and the Boards of various community and professional organisations over many years, related to child and family wellbeing, socio-legal issues, and access and equity. She a member of the Griffith Criminology Institute, Australasian Regional Editor for Child and Family Social Work, and a member of the Advisory Board of Australian Social Work


  • Member
    Griffith Criminology Institute1 Jan 2015


  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    University of Queensland
  • Master of Philosophy
    University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Business
    Bris College of Advanced Edu
  • Bachelor Of Social Work
    University of Queensland