PROF Louise Harms

PROF Louise Harms


  • Bushfires, community resilience and mental health
  • Resilience
  • Social work - trauma, loss and posttraumatic growth
  • Social work in health and mental health


Member of

  • Australian Association of Social Workers. member 1992 -


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • BA, University of Melbourne
  • MSW, University of Melbourne
  • BSW, University of Melbourne
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002

Awards and honors

  • Commonwealth (Australian Postgrad Award), 1999


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am keen to supervise doctoral students who have an interest in health and mental health topics. My particular areas of interest are in understanding trauma and grief responses and supports, and how resilience can be promoted at individual and structural levels. Current areas of research and supervision include:
    - post-disaster recovery, including posttraumatic growth experiences
    - health related projects, both hospital and community based.

    At the moment, my current supervision load is full but there is potential for co-supervision arrangements to be considered.