Marion Brown has been a licensed social worker since 1990. She earned her BSW and MSW from Dalhousie University and her PhD in social work from Memorial University of Newfoundland, both in Canada. Marion began teaching at the Dalhousie School of Social Work in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2002. Her research and community work focusses on internationalizing curriculum, transnational migration of social workers, health equity, sexualized violence, youth in child welfare care, and professional identity. Marion is a founding member and Board Chair of the North End Opportunities Fund, a grassroots non-profit that facilitates equity and inclusion for young people to pursue their interests and talents.
Marion has worked in a variety of settings including community based non-profit programs, clinical counselling practice, and assessment services, in roles from frontline to supervisory. Her practice has focused on issues related to community responses to youth in care and their families on levels both individual and systemic. At Dalhousie, Marion has been the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for seven years, a role that oversees curriculum and policy development and revision; recruitment, orientation, accommodations, retention, and advising of all campus and distance students; sessional and new faculty orientation, mentorship and support; and interprofessional education. (199 words)