Assoc Professor Martyn Jones
Programs Director, B Soc Work & Soc Sci
Global, Urban and Social Studies
+(61 3) 9925 3788
Design & Social Context
Martyn Jones is a member of the social work program team in the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning. Previously, he was Director of the Field Education Unit in the same School. Prior to his appointment at RMIT, Martyn was Director of the social work program at Deakin University.
Martyn has been involved in social work education for several years, both in England and Australia. He has served on many committees, particularly in the areas of ethics, equity and access. With a professional background in social work, Martyn has maintained an interest in practice issues and the impact of organisational and policy contexts. He has a long standing interest in practice-based education, which is reflected in his areas of research activity and educational development.
- Associate Dean (Acting), Social Work, Community Services and Social Policy
- Course Coordination for History and Trends in Social Work
- Convening social work field education integration seminars
- Building and sustaining partnership arrangements with human services organisations
- Contributing to university-wide policy and practice in work integrated learning
BA (Hons)Liv; DipSWLeics; MSc Cran; Phd Cran
Research and Scholarship
Martyn ’s main research interests are in the areas of professional knowledge and learning. His studies include: contemporary contexts of social work; practice research; work integrated learning; critical reflection in professional practice.
Martyn has provided consultation on professional supervision and the development of learning environments for professional and organisational development.
Martyn has particular educational interests in: learning across professional boundaries; assessment of complex learning outcomes; and collaborative approaches to work integrated learning.
He is presently engaged in the following research projects:
- The Use of Well-being in the Evaluation of Community Service Programs
- Mapping Services Supporting Young Mothers at Risk
- The Impact of Professional Accreditation on Student Assessment in Higher Education
D’Cruz, H. & Jones, M. (2004) Social Work Research: Political and Ethical Contexts, London: Sage.
Chapters in books
Jones, M. (2004) ‘Supervision, learning and transformative practices’ in Gould, N. & Baldwin, M. (eds.) Social Work, Critical Reflection and the Learning Organisation, Aldershot: Ashgate.
Jones, M. (2003) ‘Beyond discretion: Re-casting professionalism in social work’ in Muetzelfeldt, M & Briskman, L. (eds.) Moving BeyondManagerialism in Human Services, RMIT Publishing: Informit Library.
Muetzelfeldt, M., Briskman, L. & Jones, M. (2002) ‘Brokering knowledge: Managing knowledge in a network of government and non-government human service delivery agencies’ in Considine, M. (ed.) Knowledge, Networks and Joined-Up Government: Conference Proceedings, Melbourne: University of Melbourne.
Articles in refereed journals
Harris, L., Jones, M. & Coutts, S. (2010) ‘Partnerships and learning communities in work integrated learning: Designing a community services student placement program’, Higher Education Research and Development, 29(5) pp. 547-559.
Jones, M., Coiacetta, E., Jackson, J.T., Coote, M., Steele, W., Budge, T. & Gall, S. (2009) ‘Generating academic standards and assessment practices in work integrated learning: A case study from urban and regional planning’, Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 10(3) pp. 203-215.
Jones, M. (2000) ‘Hope and despair at the front-line: Integrity and change in the human services’, International Social Work, 43(3) pp. 365-380.
Jones, M. (1999) ‘Supervisor or super-hero? New role strains for front-line supervisors in human services’, Asia-Pacific Journal of Social Work, 9(1) pp. 79-97.
Jones, S., Jones, M., Engels, B., Montague, A., de Silva, S. & Crist, G. (2008) ‘Evaluating a multi-disciplinary virtual WIL project’, Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Transforming Futures - Practice…Pedagogy…Partnerships, World Association for Cooperative Education Conference hosted by Australian Collaborative Education Network, Sydney, September / October 2008.
Jones, M., Jackson, J.T., Coiacetto, E., Coote, M., Steele, W., Budge, T. & Gall, S. (2008) ‘Academic standards for work integrated learning: A case study from urban and regional planning’, Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Transforming Futures - Practice…Pedagogy…Partnerships, World Association for Cooperative Education Conference hosted by Australian Collaborative Education Network, Sydney, September / October 2008.
Jones, M. (2006) ‘Learning knowledge practices through collaborative education’, Inaugural Conference, Australian Collaborative Education Network, Gold Coast, September 2006
Jones, M. (2004) ‘Places of learning: Knowledge, networks and field education’, International Association of Social Workers, Global Social Work, Adelaide, October 2004
Jones, M. (2001) ‘Forms of knowledge in human services practice: Implications for educational programs’, Social Work in the 21st Century: Think Act Local Global, 27th Australian Association of Social Workers National Conference, Melbourne, September 2001.
Jones, M. (2000) ‘Beyond discretion: Re-casting professionalism’, Managerialism, Contractualism and Professionalism in Human Services, International Conference Sponsored by Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights, Deakin University, Melbourne, November 2000.
Accomplishments and achievements
Awards and prizes
2006 - Carrick Institute Priority Project on Academic Standards ($171,000 over two years)