Dr David Nilsson


Dr David Nilsson is a social worker with wide experience in healthcare management and community-based social care organisations in Australia. He has been a full-time academic since 2008 at six universities within Australia and the UK. He has taught on a broad range of subject areas. He currently specialises in leading Capstone modules. David is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research experience has predominately involved qualitative research studies including clinical data-mining. He has an interest in the application of theory within practice with several publications on this topic.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor


  • DSW
  • MSW (Human Serices Management)
  • BSW (Distinction)
  • BA
  • Grad Cert LTHE