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Carmela Otarra has over 10 years of experience in the development sector, particularly in project and program planning coordination, research and program evaluation, marketing and communications, and workforce development for non-profits and aid agencies in the Philippines. She has worked in the areas of rural and urban development, social entrepreneurship, education, social inclusion, sustainable tourism, and international development. Carmela’s previous projects focused on rural women, tourism development in rural areas, religion and spirituality in social work, and children’s welfare. She has held sessional teaching positions at Monash University’s Tourism and Social Work Departments and is currently an Associate Lecturer for Social Work at Charles Darwin University, where she coordinates units on and teaches about human services and human services organisations. She is particularly interested in research on human service organisations, international social work, spirituality in social work, and youth justice.
Master, Master of Social Work, Monash University
26 Feb 2018 → 6 Dec 2019
Award Date: 12 Dec 2019
Master, Master of Tourism, Monash University
Mar 2013 → 14 Jul 2014
Award Date: 24 Jul 2014
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Exploring strategies for re-engaging children and young people in learning while living in out-of-home care in the Northern Territory, AustraliaRoche, S., Dunk-West, P., Otarra, C., Taylor, R. & Moss, M., Nov 2023, In: Child and Family Social Work. 28, 4, p. 1022-1034 13 p.
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Investigating the influence of the Catholic Church on social work in the Philippines: An exploration of policy, practice and educationOtarra, C. & Flynn, C., Jul 2023, In: International Social Work. 66, 4, p. 1167-1182 16 p.
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Roche, S., Otarra, C., Fell, I., Belle Torres, C. & Rees, S., May 2023, In: Children and Youth Services Review. 148, p. 1-14 14 p., 106861.
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