Dr. Jean Hopman
Dr Jean Hopman is a lecturer in the Social Work & Human Service program in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT.
Dr Jean Hopman works in the Social Work & Human Service program at RMIT and researches the emotional aspects of collectives by exploring the underlying layers of narrative. With a background in education, her doctoral research is published in a book titled, ' Surviving Emotional Work for Teachers: Improving Wellbeing and Professional Learning Through Reflexive Practice'. She initially completed a Bachelor of Primary and Secondary Education and a Graduate Diploma in Child Psychotherapy Studies. Since 2000 she has taught and counselled in diverse educational settings, including government schools, private schools, international schools, community-based education settings and universities.
Jean's career objective is to have a positive effect and significant contribution to social change by supporting the empowerment of people through collaboration and action.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University
- Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Education, Victoria University
- Graduate Diploma in Child Psychotherapy Studies, Monash University
- Bachelor of Education (P–12), Monash university
- Leading Teacher/VCAL Coordinator (trauma-informed practice), River Nile Learning Centre
- Teacher, Ras Al Khaimah English Speaking School, United Arab Emirates
- Education Coordinator/Counsellor, i-GAIN Quality Learning
- Teacher, Gippsland Grammar