Our people

School leadership

Professor Kurt Lushington, Head of School
Associate Professor Harry Savelsberg, Associate Head of School: Academic
Mrs Mirela Garaplija, School Manager
Ms Jacinta Hughes, Team Leader: Academic Services, Teaching
Mrs Shiller Peirawan, Team Leader: Academic Services, Research

School Office

Administration - psw-admin@unisa.edu.au
Academic Services: Teaching - psw@unisa.edu.au
Academic Services: Research - pswresearch@unisa.edu.au

Program directors 


Mrs Cathy Balfour
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills), Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Dr Helena de Anstiss
Bachelor of Social Work

Dr Cenz Lancione
Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)
Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services), Bachelor of Psychological Science

Associate Professor Caroline Ellison
Bachelor of Social Science (Ageing and Disability)

Professor Matthias Schlesewsky
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Cognitive Neuroscience)


Professor Siobhan Banks
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Dr Shepard Masocha
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)


Dr Matthew Smout
Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Dr Nilan Yu
Master of Social Work

Student Placement Coordinators

Ms Patricia Muncey, Field Education Coordinator (Social Work & Human Services)
Dr Georgina Heath, Placement Coordinator (Undergraduate Pyschology)
Dr Matthew Smout, Internal and External Placement Coordinator (Postgraduate Clinical Psychology)

Whyalla and Mt Gambier Campus

Dr Cate Hudson, Unit Head: Social Work and Rural Practice

Higher Degree Research Students

Professor Matthias Schlesewsky, Research Degree Coordinator

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