John Oliphant is a Lecturer in Social Work at Flinders University specialising in the areas of trauma and grief. John also has a private practice as a counsellor and trainer. He has a wide range of experience both in the government and non-government sector. Having worked as a case worker through to executive level John has an excellent understanding of all aspects of social welfare organisations. John has acted as a consultant to both small and large organisations in the sector.
John has had a long association with STTARS, both as a member and in providing various volunteer services to the organisation, such as: in the early years as a member of the professional core group and later assisting the Board and the staff in drafting the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.
John has a continuing interest and concern for the welfare of refugees and asylum seekers and is a passionate supporter of STTARS and its work.