Anna Przednowek

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Assistant Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - School of Social Work - Social Work
Full-time Faculty
Prior to pursuing her PhD, Anna worked for over 14 years in South-Western Ontario including Six Nations Reserve and rural Eastern Ontario with children and youth labelled with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; adults and seniors with a label of dual diagnosis of Developmental Disability and complex mental health needs, and their families
PhD Candidate (ABD) (Carleton University
MSW (Wilfrid Laurier University) Focus: Individuals, Families and Groups
M.ADS (Brock University) Focus: Applied Behaviour Analysis
BSW (University of Manitoba)
BA Sociology & Psychology (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Anna’s doctoral research weds her clinical practice experience and her concern for the conditions that affect the everyday life and care of adults labelled with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in rural Ontario.

Areas of Specialization:

Anna’s research interests include: Care and Ageing in the local and transnational context ; Parents labelled with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities; Social Work Education & Disability; Social Work Practice with individuals labelled with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities; Social Policy; Care & Violence; and Community-Campus Engagement (CCE) in the local and international contexts.


Przednowek, A., Goemans, M., & Wilson, A. (2018). “I had a big revelation”: Student Experiences in Community-First Community-Campus Engagement. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning, 4(2), 21-41.

Braedley, S., Owusu, P., Przednowek, A., & Armstrong, P. (2018). We’re told, ‘suck it up’: Long-term care workers’ psychological health and safety. Ageing International, 43(1), 91-109.

Teaching Material:

With the financial support from the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) and Carleton OPRIG, Anna is in the process of co-producing an educational video with disability and human rights activist Mr. Peter Park (Respecting Rights) and Sue Hutton, MSW (Arch Disability Law) on inclusive research practices with persons labeled with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities titled “Nothing About Us without Us: That Includes Research”.

See recent interview about the project here. Link:

In the news:

McGinn, S. (December, 2017). Social Workers Devote their Lives to Helping Others Why Aren’t they Receiving Help themselves? This, November-December. Retrieved from…