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Jean Burke

Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Australian Catholic University

Jean Burke is an Australian social worker with a PhD (2009) in social work and community development from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her PhD work focused on community and social networks and HIV and infant feeding in Central Tanzania. From 1992-2003 Jean lived in the United Republic of Tanzania, mainly working in HIV community education and support while investigating prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Since 2004 she has worked as a Swahili interpreter and translator in Australia. Since 2011, Jean has been an academic at the Australian Catholic University, primarily maintaining a research focus on East African human rights issues. She examines media portrayal of Africans with albinism and their human rights context and related regional concerns including disability, human trafficking, criminal networks, child sacrifice and witchcraft beliefs.

Experience
2016- present Senior Lecturer, Australian Catholic University
2011-2015 Lecturer, Australian Catholic University
2007- 2010 Lecturer, University of New South Wales
Education
2009 University of New South Wales, PhD Social Work
2002 Charles Sturt University, Masters in Social Work
1989 University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Social Work

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