Dr Neil Hall


Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Science and Psychology


Neil Hall has been a lecturer at WSU since 1997 where he teaches in the Bachelor of Social Work, specialising in group work. He worked as a social work practitioner in street work, adolescent health, drug and alcohol, sport, and as a sessional group work specialist in prisons and juvenile justice centres. He researches both individually and collaboratively in the areas of men and boys, engagement, and health & wellbeing. He is currently Assistant Director of the WSU based Men's Health Information & Resource Centre. In 2010, he completed his PhD on sport, civic engagement and young males, and continues to research the processes of social engagement through alternative strategies such as sport, art and music.

Research Interests

  • Engagement
  • Social work
  • Men & boys health


  • International Association of Social Work with Groups (2017 - 2022)
  • NSW Institute of Group Leaders (2016 - 2022)
  • Australian Men's Health Forum (2016)
  • Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) (2003)
  • Australasian Performing Rights Association (2011)

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BSc University of Sydney
  • BSocWk University of Sydney
  • MHlthSc University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury

Research & Publications

  • For a complete list of my publications please see my publications page (opens in a new window)

Contacts Details

Telephone+61 2 9685 9448
LocationParramatta Campus