Bronwyn CharlesOUR PEOPLE
Bronwyn is a Social Worker and Process Worker and has been weaving the two together for over 20 years. She is passionate about applying awareness of the impact of structural oppression to the everyday lives of clients and workers alike and has found Process Work strongly aligns with human services and social work practice.
Bronwyn was initially drawn to Process Work due to its integration of awareness of power, relationships and spirituality. She was deeply touched by the opportunity to explore the personal impacts that privilege has on interpersonal relationships. Bronwyn was also inspired by her teachers and the modelling of awareness as a practice.
Bronwyn has practised social work in a range of settings including women’s health, domestic violence, child protection, sexuality and gender, and health social work. She utilises Process Work in her training and supervision, assisting human services workers and social workers to utilise this lens to unpack practice and their experiences.
Currently working with Griffith University as an Associate Lecturer, Bronwyn is also undertaking a PhD with James Cook University exploring what Process Work can offer social work in responding to whiteness/racism within Social Work.
Bronwyn is a Committee Member of the Gold Coast Australian Association of Social Workers Practice Group. She is passionate about feminist Social Work practice and creates peer spaces to explore this approach. Bronwyn is also a member of the Australia & New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research group and a Board Member of the Gold Coast Community Legal Centre.
Bronwyn grew up in the country on a dairy farm in north-west Tasmania/lutruwita. She has a deep relationship with Tasmania/lutruwita and acknowledges the elders, past present and emerging on the island. Bronwyn currently lives in the Gold Coast/Tweed region and pays respect to the Yugambeh language people of this area and the Bundjalung nation. She lives with her partner and young child and enjoying bike rides, yoga and naps. Bronwyn is also a student of Zen Buddhism.
Australia and New Zealand Social Work & Welfare Education and Research Conference 2018
Diving deep, cringing and finding my voice: An autoethnography (Explorations of relating to men about unintended sexism in caring relationships)
Bachelor of Social Work
Process Work Diplomate
Australian Association of Social Work
International Association of Process Oriented Psychology
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ANZPOP acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands we live and work on, the Aboriginal Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and Maori peoples. We pay respect to their elders past, present and future. We give thanks for the wisdom of these peoples that has informed the Process Work approach. We honour the courage, resilience and spirit of traditional peoples in the face of the devastating impact colonisation has had and continues to have on their culture, wellbeing, and sovereignty.