Ph.D. (Social Work), University of Queensland, Australia, 2010
Diploma of Ministry (Theology), Australian College of Theology, Australia, 2005
B.A. (Social Work) (2nd class Hons), University of Queensland, Australia, 1992
Research methodology, Ethics, refugee and displacement, poverty and health, religions and social change, library science
Teaching Roles and Responsibilities:
BA and MA in Social Science (International Program)
Religions and social change
Poverty and Health
Karen refugee resettlement
Migrant education in Thailand
Worland, Shirley, (2019). ‘Literacy: a Sustainable justice tool for refugee emancipation’. In Masoud Kamali & Jessica H. Jonsson (eds.). Critical and Radical Social Work journal, Revolutionary Social Work: Promoting sustainable justice", Policy press, Volume 7, number 3, November 2019, pp.447- 454.
Worland, Shirley, (2017). Book Review – Learning, Migration and International Relations: The Karen and the Gift of Education, Pia Joliffe. Journal of Contemporary Asia. Volume 47, Issue 3, pp. 491-493. DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1297477.