Associate Professor Gabrielle Drake

Gabrielle Drake is Associate Professor of Social Work at Western Sydney University. Gabrielle was formerly Deputy Head of School (Allied Health) at the Australian Catholic University and Director of Academic Programs (Social Work and Community Welfare) at Western Sydney University. She is a recognised expert in the areas of disability, mental health,homelessness and housing pathways, children's well-being and inclusive and emancipatory research methodologies. Gabrielle has twenty-five years practice experience spanning a variety of roles and practice settings including community and public sector management, strategic policy and reform, research, direct practice, and oversight.