Centre for Health and Social Research

Mary McInerney

Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH)


Relevant professional roles

  • VMCH pastoral Care Outreach Worker – Affordable Housing (October 2016)
  • Campus Ministry Co-ordinator ACU Fitzroy Campus (2001-2015)
  • Community Development– Psychiatric Disability Support Outreach Worker (2009- 2015)
  • MacAuley Community Services for Women North Melbourne (1994-2000)
  • Parish Pastoral Associate and Primary Teacher (prior to 2000)

Brief summary of experience
Mary holds a Doctorate in Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy, Theology Degree, Diploma of Community Services – Psychiatric Disability Support, One Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education, Graduate Diploma of Teaching. Mary has extensive experience in spirituality, pastoral care, liturgical celebrations and community engagement. She has a special interest in how the arts can be used as a method of reflection on lived experience. She has also worked with homeless women starting up MacAuley Community Services outreach. She has just recently been employed with VMCH as a Pastoral Care Outreach Worker for Affordable Housing.