Dr Jane Mowll

Lecturer and co-convenor MCSW
Phd, BSW
School of Social Sciences


+61 2 9385 0650
G40 Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Social Work, Clinical Social Work Practice

Jane Mowll holds a BSW, and PhD from the University of NSW (UNSW) Australia. Her research interests include qualitative and mixed method research with a particular focus on the grief experience of bereaved individuals and families. This includes experiences of forensic and coronial processes including viewing the body, and viewing crime scene photographs, and other evidentiary material. Her current research includes a longitudinal, narrative, mixed method study focusing on bereavement after palliative death or coronial death. She is a clinical social worker (accredited mental health social worker) with over 18 years practice experience in providing bereavement support, including support to view the body, and counselling to families bereaved by coronial deaths including suicide, accidents, homicide and sudden natural deaths. Her therapy practice and academic interests combine in her current role, convening a Master of Counselling Social work at UNSW. She has published a number of refereed journal articles on the bereavement experience and related issues.


    Book Chapters

    • Mowll JB;Smith H;Fitzpatrick C, 2017, 'Supporting families through the forensic and coronial process after a death from suicide', in Postvention in Action The International Handbook of Suicide Bereavement Support, pp. 162 - 173

    Journal articles

    • MacGinley M;Breckenridge J;Mowll J, 2019, 'A scoping review of adult survivors’ experiences of shame following sexual abuse in childhood', Health and Social Care in the Community, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12771
    • McGrory J;Breckenridge J;Mowll J, 2019, 'Women who use alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy: exploring the complexity of client engagement and their compliance with human service expectations', Journal of Social Work Practice, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2019.1572079
    • Andriessen K;Lobb E;Mowll J;Dudley M;Draper B;Mitchell PB, 2019, 'Help-seeking experiences of bereaved adolescents: A qualitative study', Death Studies, vol. 43, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2018.1426657
    • Mowll J, 2018, 'The bereavement experiences and support needs of bereaved family caregivers in the context of palliative care', Bereavement Care, vol. 37, pp. 74 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2018.1493638
    • Andriessen K;Mowll J;Lobb E;Draper B;Dudley M;Mitchell PB, 2018, '“Don’t bother about me.” The grief and mental health of bereaved adolescents', Death Studies, vol. 42, pp. 607 - 615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2017.1415393
    • Mowll J;Adams G;Darling J, 2017, 'Facilitating access to scene photographs and CCTV footage for relatives bereaved after violent death', Bereavement Care, vol. 36, pp. 11 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2017.1305042
    • Mowll JB, 2017, 'Supporting Family Members to View the Body after a Violent or Sudden Death: A Role for Social Work', Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15524256.2017.1331182
    • Mowll JB, 2016, 'The Perspective of the Bereavement Practitioner', Grief Matters, vol. 19, pp. 52 - 56
    • Mowll J;Lobb EA;Lane L;Lacey J;Chochinov HM;Kelly B;Agar M;Links M;Kearsley JH, 2015, 'A preliminary study to develop an intervention to facilitate communication between couples in advanced cancer', Palliative and Supportive Care, vol. 13, pp. 1381 - 1390, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951514001333
    • Mowll J;Wearing MJ;Lobb EA, 2015, 'The Transformative Meaning of Viewing or Not Viewing the Body After Sudden Death', Death Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2015.1059385
    • Sanderson C;Lobb EA;Mowll J;Butow PN;McGowan N;Price MA, 2013, 'Signs of post-traumatic stress disorder in caregivers following an expected death: A qualitative study', Palliative Medicine, vol. 27, pp. 625 - 631, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216313483663
    • Mowll JB, 2009, 'Reality and regret: viewing or not viewing the body after a sudden death', Bereavement Care: an international journal for those who help bereaved people

Engagement and Professional contributions

Academic-based membership

Member of Australian Association of Social Workers

Accredited Mental Health Social worker

Other information

New staff member to SoSS