Dr Susan Bailey

Dr. Sue Bailey has lived all her life on Whadjuk Noongar Country. Her curiosity, dangerous as a toddler but transformative as an adult, led her to a PhD in social work which consolidated her belief in the importance of social and ecological justice. For over 25 years Sue has worked in academia, government, non-government, and community sectors where she has developed her skills in working alongside people using participatory approaches. She has a reputation as an educator, practitioner and researcher who is deeply engaged, inclusive and authentic – she lives the values she espouses. More recently Sue has turned her attention to the emerging and ever-evolving field of eco-social work. With an interest in supporting humans to reconnect with the natural systems they rely upon for life, she has been a collaborative leader in bringing eco-social work to the mainstream of social work understanding in WA.