Dr Debbie Ling is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Work, Monash University and a Research Fellow in the Epworth Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Unit. Her PhD research investigated the relationship between the perception of common humanity and compassion in healthcare workers. Debbie developed, trialled and evaluated a single session compassion training intervention which has attracted interest from around the world.
Debbie is also an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker in private practice and a senior clinician social worker at Epworth HealthCare. She sits on the Australian Compassion Council, Charter for Compassion Australia and is also a member of the Australia21 Mindful Futures Network Advisory Group.