Amanda is a lecturer in the School of Social Work at Griffith University. She has practiced social work for over 18 years and founded a BAT program within a national NGO service and designed, facilitated and evaluated numerous BAT programs. As a lecturer her research focus explores the expansion of social work curriculum and practice to include ways of integrating environmental social work and bush adventure therapy together into the broader social work discourse. She is advocating for a Graduate Certificate of Bush Adventure Therapy offered at Griffith University. Amanda was the previous Queensland representative and national Chair of AABAT.