Scholarly/Professional Practice Interests
- Field education curriculum and program design/evaluation
- Field instructor and student support/mentorship
- Community mobilization
- Gerontology: capacity assessments, resident rights in residential settings, intimate expression and sexuality of older adults, policy and advocacy
KATKA HRNCIC-LIPOVIC, MSW, RSW is a Field Learning Specialist in the School of Social Work, University of Windsor. Her primary responsibilities include negotiation of field placements, referral of undergraduate and graduate students to field sites, confirmation of placements, site visits and monitoring of students’ performance in the field.
Ms. Hrncic-Lipovic’s professional practice and research interests are in the area of gerontology-direct practice, policy analysis and advocacy. In 2010, Ms. Hrncic-Lipovic co-founded the Social Workers in Gerontology Network of Windsor Essex County whose purpose is to provide peer to peer support, professional networking, mentorship to social work students, continuing education opportunities and advocacy.
Ms. Hrncic-Lipovic has been a Sessional Instructor for the School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education and has taught in the areas of field education, diversity and inclusiveness, Canadian social welfare, and policy. On a community level, Ms. Hrncic-Lipovic has presented on the topics of professional self-care, sexual expression and intimacy in long term care settings and resident rights.
Ms. Hrncic-Lipovic has been involved in several faculty-led research projects within the School of Social Work as a research associate, focus group facilitator, key informant interviewer and project coordinator.
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (2007-present)
Angell, G.B. & Hrncic-Lipovic, K. (2008). Canada's Unique Psychosocial Realities. In J.C. Turner & F. J. Turner (Eds.), Canadian Social Welfare. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education.
Hrncic-Lipovic, K. (2008). A Review of Best Practice Models of Support for Children and Parents of Divorce [Family Service Windsor-Essex County]
McMurphy, S., Weaver, R., Hrncic-Lipovic, K., & Habibov, N. (2013). Cultivating social capital through summer employment programs: Perspectives from youth participants. Critical Social Work, 14(2).