Dorothy Scott Portrait
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Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott OAM

Social Worker, SA


Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott OAM, PhD, recently retired as the Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia. Her practice background is in child welfare and mental health, and she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her development of innovative services in these fields.  A member of the Australian National Council on Drugs, she is committed to building the capacity of adult mental health and AOD services for family inclusive practice. Her consultancy encompasses clinical supervision, policy reviews and workforce development.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.