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Senior Lecturer
Name: Sue Bond
Location: C-Ring 623A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Dr. Sue Bond

Sue Bond joined the Department of Social Work at UJ in January 2016. She studied at the University of Fort Hare (East London) majoring in Social Work and Psychology. She attained her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, specializing in couples and families, from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2011. Sue graduated with her D. Litt et Phil in April 2018. Her doctoral study focused on the development of possible selves and resilience in young people about to leave residential care (child and youth care centres). Sue’s research interests are primarily in the field of youth in care and transitioning from care. Sue is also interested in the application of possible selves theory across different fields of social work practice. Sue has worked in the field of child protection, providing statutory services. She has also worked in private practice, which has provided her with a broad base of experience covering couples and family counselling, adoptions, and work at a shelter for abused women and their children. She has also worked in secondary settings; schools, oncology and rehabilitation. Before joining UJ, Sue was employed as a social work manager at an inpatient facility for substance abuse.   Publications: Bond, S. J. (2018). Care leaving in South Africa: An international and social justice perspective. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. doi: 10.1080/21699763.2017.1413994 Conference presentations: Possible selves as contributors to the resilience of young people leaving care: The role of the child and youth care community.International Pathways to Resilience Conference, 2017, Cape Town Care leaving legislation and policy: How does South Africa compare against the international arena? International Social Work and Social Development Conference, 2015, East London