Sheri McConnell, MSW, RSW
My research interests include child abuse, violence and abuse prevention, LGBTQ, social work education, especially field education, and program evaluation. Entitled What happens after children tell? Conversations with women who as children disclosed intra-familial sexual abuse, my PhD research is rooted in grounded theory and constructivist research, and informed by feminist research and Just Practice. I am also currently writing articles as well as co-authoring a book chapter on LGBTQ students in social work field internships.
While writing my dissertation, I am on leave from my position as a Field Education Coordinator in the BSW and MSW programs at Memorial University. In my spare time, I volunteer with a variety of community-based groups, including Camp Eclipse (NL's first queer youth leadership camp), the Canadian Red Cross, the VOCM Cares Coats for Kids project, and am always willing to discuss/present LGBTQ health and social issues. For the past three decades, I have worked and volunteered with the LGBTQ community, marginalized youth, women sexually abused as children, women in conflict with the law, and women dealing with substance abuse and addictions. Prior to beginning my PhD, I completed an MSW (Memorial University, 2002) a BSW (University of Regina, 1998), a Certificate in Continuing Education: Alcohol & Chemical Dependency Studies (University of Regina, 1992), and a BA in Sociology (Carleton University, 1989).