About us

Siobhan Hardiman began practice in 2006 in metropolian Melbourne, Australia. Siobhan has worked in the fields of drug and alcohol, child protection, and children, youth and family services in community and government organisations. Siobhan's practice experience includes intake, case management, group work, policy development and the management of direct practice teams, as well as work in the tertiary academic setting. 

In 2016 Siobhan wrote a group work intervetion, targeting gender equity, intimate partner violence and empowerment within female identifying youth communities. This program was adopted by VicHealth in 2018 and replicated across several regions in Victoria. As a result, two affiliate programs for young men and young LGBTIQA+ people were established. Siobhan's program work was awarded the Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship in 2019. In 2022 Siobhan's teaching of group work facilitation won an award of Teaching Excellence.

Siobhan’s emerging research is into the efficacy and evidence base of intimate partner violence intervention programs in youth communities. 

Siobhan's areas of interest: 

Children, Youth and Family Services

Group Work Facilitaion and Development

Gender Equity

Intimate Partner Violence

Family Violence

Integrating Theory to Practice

Inclusive Practice within Diverse Communities

Melbourne Social Work Solutions approaches all collaborations by understanding where the practitioner is currently in their practice development, what their goals are, and developing a partnership plan to support the connecting steps.  Individuals from the LGBTIQA+, disability and migrant communities, and early years practitioners are welcome at MSWS. Siobhan is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). 

Siobhan's Qualifications

Master of Social Work, Monash University, Australia (2018)

Postgraduate Diploma of Mental Health Science (Young People’s Mental Health), University of Melbourne, Australia (2013)

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), RMIT University, Australia (2007)

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