Martyn Jones is Associate Professor of Social Work in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Currently Martyn is co-leading a university initiative for research, education and training in Social Support and Care. He also has particular responsibility for developing collaborative research and education with the social services sector. Prior to his appointment at RMIT, Martyn was Director of the social work programs at Deakin University.
Martyn has been involved in social work education for several years, both in England and Australia. He has served on many university committees, particularly in the areas of ethics, equity, work integrated learning and governance. With a professional background in social work, Martyn has maintained an interest in practice issues and the impact of organisational and policy contexts. He has a long standing interest in the place and use of research in professional education and practice.
Martyn has research interests in the following:
- The construction of moral professional practice in neo-liberal contexts
- Knowledge making, knowledge exchange and reflexivity in social work and allied professions
- Evaluation in human services
- Practice learning and supervision in social work
- Social care ethics, policy and practice
Martyn has provided consultation on professional supervision and on the development of learning and research environments for human service organisations.
Martyn is presently engaged in the following research projects:
- The use of well-being in the evaluation of community service programs
- Multi-purpose industry partnerships for the benefit of end users in social work and human services
- The role of the tertiary sector in capacity building for social care
- Models of practice research and learning
Recent book publication
- D’Cruz, H. & Jones, M. (2014) Social Work Research in Practice: Political and Ethical Contexts, 2nd edition, Sage: London.
- 2013-2014: Establishing core competencies for change in aged care services at Sumner House. Chief Investigator with P. Ramcharan, A. Hassell. Collaborative Project with Brotherhood of St Lawrence. Category 2 Funding: $69,500.
- 2012-2014: Development and refinement of a well-being measurement tool in the community services sector. Project Leader and Chief Investigator with J. Whyte. Collaborative Project with Windermere Child and Family Services. Category 3 Funding: $136,470.
- 2010 Research and development of a manual for the Department of Human Services: ’Student Placement Programs’. Jointly with S. Coutts, L. Harris, project leader. Commissioned by The Salvation Army Crisis Services: $5,000.
- 2009-2011: Service benchmarking proposal phase II: refining and testing measures for enhancing quality in the child welfare sector (Stage One). Chief Investigator with C. McDonald, J. Whyte. Collaborative Project with Windermere Child and Family Services. Category 3 Funding: $15,000.
- 2006-2008: Generating academic standards in planning practice education. Project Leader and Chief Investigator with J. Jackson, E. Coiacetto, W. Steele. Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Category 2 Funding: $171,000.
- Tertiary and research partnerships with human services organisations
- Social Care leadership
- Phd Cran
- MSc Cran
- DipSW Leics
- BA (Hons) Liv
- Jones, M. (2018). Re-imagining social work's engagement with care: Intimations from a progressive and critically connected paradigm In: Critical ethics of care in social work: Transforming the politics and practices of caring, Routledge Tayor and Francis Group, Abingdon, UK
- Jackson, J.,Jones, M.,Steele, W.,Coiacetto, E. (2017). How best to assess students taking work placements? An empirical investigation from Australian urban and regional planning In: Higher Education Pedagogies, 2, 131 - 150
- Jones, M. (2015). Practice research collaboration in social work: reflexive knowledge exchange as generative metaphor In: Research on Social Work Practice, 25, 688 - 696
- Jones, M.,Whyte, J.,Coote, M. (2015). Development and refinement of a wellbeing measurement tool in the community services sector In: Windermere Melbourne, Australia
- Ramcharan, P.,David, C.,Jones, M.,Moors, R. (2015). 'I am a person not a job.' Establishing Core Competencies for Change at BSL. Final Report. In: Brotherhood of St Laurence Melbourne, Australia
- Ramcharan, P.,David, C.,Jones, M.,Moors, R. (2015). I'm a person not a job: establishing core competencies for change in Brotherhood of St Laurence Residential Aged Care In: Brotherhood of St. Laurence Melbourne, Australia
- Jones, M. (2012). Research minded practice in social work In: Social Work Models, Methods and Theories, Russell House Publishing, Lyme Regis, England
- Coiacetto, E.,Jones, M.,Jackson, J. (2011). How best to assess students' learning in work placements: moving beyond current practice In: Australian Planner, 48, 270 - 280
- Harris, L.,Jones, M.,Coutts, S. (2010). Partnerships and learning communities in work-integrated learning: designing a community services student placement program In: Higher Education Research & Development, 29, 547 - 559
- Jones, M.,Coiacetto, E.,Jackson, J.,Coote, M.,Steele, W.,Budge, T.,Gall, S. (2009). Generating academic standards and assessment practices in work integrated learning: a case study from urban and regional planning In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 10, 203 - 215
- Generating academic standards for planning practice education. Funded by: The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Grant pre-2014 from (2006 to 2008)
1 PhD Completions2 PhD Current Supervisions and 2 Masters by Research Current Supervisions