Dr Sharon McCallum
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Sharon McCallum & Associates Pty Ltd is an independent consultancy specialising in providing innovative and dynamic support services to the Community Services sector across Australia. Our services cover the full spectrum of support services to both empower and resource agencies/individuals to provide the best possible services to their clients and communities.

Sharon McCallum offers the full suite of support and consultancy services that are individually tailored to meet the needs of our clients and include:

  • Program Design and Development
  • Program Implementation
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Ethical and Practice Standards
  • Pathways to developing Collaborative Working Relationships
  • How to achieve quality outcomes with limited time and resources
  • Specifically tailored workshops, including Team Development Strategies and Supervision
  • Team and individual Debriefing
  • Individual Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision

Sharon McCallum & Associates Pty Ltd is based in Townsville and provides services both locally and nationally to a wide range of Government and Non-Government agencies involved in the provision of the full range of Community/Human services

Examples of completed consultancies include:

  • Anglicare NT – Evaluation of the Communities for Children Program
  • Catholic Church Professional Standards - Conducting Investigations, Mediations and Risk Assessments
  • Invited member of the Partnerships Against Domestic Violence Expert Working Group on Perpetrators for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Design and development of SA Aboriginal Family Support Services Program
  • Katherine Women’s Crisis Centre – Consultancy and Trainer: Supervision and Performance Development and Management
  • Develop Community Engagement Strategy for Redfern and Waterloo (Sydney)
  • Consultant, chair or member of review various panels for BSW and MSW programs at: University of South Australia, University of the Sunshine Coast, University of Sydney, Monash University (Singapore), Flinders University, Charles Sturt University, Australian Catholic University; University of Western Sydney; University of Western Australia, Latrobe University; Edith Cowan University; and Victoria University;
  • Review of NT Department of Children and Families Supervision Policy
  • Design and Development of the NT SARC Mobile Outreach Service Evaluation Framework
  • Design of the Port Augusta Aboriginal Family Project
  • Design, development and Implementation of the Riverland Aboriginal Families Project
  • Compare and Evaluate Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programs
  • Develop Case Management System for NT Community Corrections
  • Development of NT’s Women’s Strategy (2000-2005)

Dr Sharon McCallum

Dr Sharon McCallum is one of the leading consultants and trainers in the Community Services sector in Australia. Sharon established her business in 1998 after a successful Academic, Management and Practitioner career. Dr Sharon McCallum has over 30 years’ experience in service delivery to the Human and Community Services sector as a Trainer, Consultant, Manager and Senior Lecturer in a variety of urban, rural and remote settings, both nationally and internationally.

Key Positions Sharon has held include:

  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Still current)
  • Senior Lecturer, Social Work, Charles Darwin University (formerly Northern Territory University)
  • Area Manager, Townsville, Department of Family Services
  • Supervisor, Townsville, Department of Family Services

Sharon holds an impressive range of qualifications, including:

  • PhD (with Distinction) in Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1995
  • Master of Social Work, James Cook University, Queensland, 1990
  • Bachelor of Social Work, James Cook University, Queensland, 1983
  • Master of Business Administration (Master of Dispute Resolution) James Cook University, Queensland – current
  • Certificate IV in Government Investigation
  • Certificate III in Investigative Services


  • Foundation Fellow Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Australian College of Social Work, Foundation Fellow, 2011
  • Member of the AASW Ethics Panel
  • Former Editor and Chair for Australian Social Work
  • Australian Association of Social Work Fiftieth Anniversary Medal for services to Social Work, 1996
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching at NTU, 1995


Sharon is widely published, including numerous refereed papers, monographs, reports and book chapters (full details available upon request)

Highlights include:

Annual Report: Alice Springs Communities for Children (2013)

Review of NT Department of Children and Families Supervision Framework (2012)

Communications Skills – Trainers Manual. Aboriginal Family Support Services (2010)

Strategic Plan 2008-2013 Mater Health Services North Queensland Limited (2008)

Remote Area Integrated Family Support Service (Mt Isa): An Evaluation Report (2007) Performance Review Reports for all Team Leaders and Assistant Directors at Centacare Townsville (2006/7)

Collaboration between Statutory Child Protection Agencies and Health Services: A Literature Review (2005)

Working with Indigenous Men, Families and Community Family Violence. Canberra: Australian Government Printing Office (2004)

McCallum, S. (2002). Social work in the era of case management. In P.Swain (ed.) In the shadow of the law. Sydney, NSW: Federation Press.

McCallum, S. (2001) Non-offending mothers: An exploratory study of mothers whose partners sexually assaulted their children. Violence Against Women, 7(3), 315-334.

McCallum, S. & Furby, J. (1999). Case Management for the Northern Territory Correctional Services. Australian Social Work, 52 (4), pp 45-49 McCallum, S. (1992). Participative Case Planning - a model for empowering practice in statutory child welfare, Children Australia, 17(1), pp 5-10.

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Dr Sharon McCallum
PO Box 5392
Townsville QLD 4810
P 07 4724 0869
F 07 4724 0681
M 0418 736 890
E sharon@sharonmccallum.com.au
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