Debbie Ling

Dr

20182019

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Biography

Dr Debbie Ling is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.

Research interests

Her research interests include compassion, common humanity, in-group/out-group distinctions, prosocial behaviour, compassion in healthcare, health, mental health, hospital social work, training, education and field education. Debbie is interested in qualitative and quantitative approaches to research.

Debbie’s doctoral research involved investigating the relationship between the perception of common humanity and compassion in healthcare workers. Her research produced world first empirical evidence that the perception of common humanity leads to an increase in compassion in healthcare workers. She also developed, trialled and evaluated a single session compassion training intervention for healthcare workers. Her doctoral research has been published internationally and presented at conferences in the US, UK and Ireland. Debbie is regularly requested to present on compassion training to hospitals and community organisations around Australia.

Debbie is also a member of the Epworth Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Research Unit, Epworth HealthCare. She sits on the Australian Compassion Council, Charter for Compassion Australia and is a member of the Australia21 Mindful Futures Network Advisory Group.

Debbie has extensive experience as a social worker in direct practice. In addition to her lecturer role, she works as senior clinician social worker at Epworth HealthCare. Debbie is also an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with a medicare bulk billing private counselling practice. She has over 25 years’ direct practice experience in a range of fields of practice including health, mental health, child protection, crisis work, schools, disability and aged care. She has undertaken additional training in family therapy, grief and loss, conflict resolution and mindfulness-based approaches.

External positions

Australian Compassion Council, Charter for Compassion Australia

1 Jul 2016 → …

Epworth Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Research Unit, Epworth HealthCare

30 Mar 2016 → …

Mindful Futures Network Advisory Group, Australia21

1 Feb 2016 → …

Senior clinician social worker, Epworth HealthCare

31 Oct 2014 → …

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Medicare bulk billing private counselling practice

2 Apr 2014 → …

Research area keywords

  • Compassion
  • Prosocial Behavior
  • Healthcare education
  • Values education
  • Empathy
  • Altruism
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Workforce Training and Development
  • Health
  • Mental Health

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Research Output

Investigating how viewing common humanity scenarios impacts compassion: A novel approach

Ling, D., Olver, J. & Petrakis, M., 5 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Social Work. 19 p., bcz124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Outcomes from a compassion training Intervention for healthcare workers

Ling, D., Olver, J. & Petrakis, M., Jul 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Compassion: The Perception of Common Humanity

Ling, D., 9 Nov 2018. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Open Access
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Outcomes from a compassion training intervention for health care workers

Ling, D., Olver, J. & Petrakis, M., 31 Aug 2018, In : Socialni Prace. 18, 4, p. 88-96 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

The Sequential-Relational Model of Compassion: The Perception of Common Humanity

Ling, D., Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
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Prizes

School of Primary and Allied Health Care Three Minute Thesis Winner 2019

Ling, Debbie (Recipient), 28 May 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)