Rebecca Featherston


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Bec is a Research Fellow in the Department of Social Work at Monash University, Australia. Her current research investigates how cognitive and other biases can impact clinical reasoning, how these errors can alter decision-making outcomes in health and social service delivery, and, importantly, what strategies can mitigate their negative influence. Her broader research interests include areas of critical thinking and decision-making within human service systems, and particularly how theory and evidence can feed into interventions that improve real-life outcomes for human service users. Bec holds a PhD in Biosciences and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Melbourne.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Bioscience, PhD, Genetic conflict over sex allocation, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 31 Mar 2015

Research area keywords

  • Social Work
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Child Welfare

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