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Jennifer Hedges, PhD

Jennifer Hedges, PhD - Academic Partner

Dr. Jennifer Hedges is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Social Work Inner City Social Work Program. Her most recent work explored how transformative learning experiences can prepare students for working in child welfare and addressing challenges in this system. Dr. Hedges is committed to transformative education that is relational and rooted in feminist pedagogies. Current research interests involve exploring moral courage in social work, allyship in child welfare, cohort education for folks working in the child welfare field, and service-user knowledge in community advocacy. She is the co-chair of the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium and co-chair of the International Association of Schools of Social Work Research Committee.