Kelly Smith

Convenor (Social Work), Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


About Kelly


Social Work in Aotearoa/New Zealand; intimate partner violence; care and protection of children; risk and child maltreatment; social work ethics.

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  • Hunt, S., Lowe, S., Smith, K., Kuruvila, A., & Webber-Dreadon, E. (2016). So you completed your BSW, what happened next? A Bachelor of Social Work graduate outcome and readiness for practice longitudinal study. In Bay of Plenty Branch of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers: AGM & Symposium: Resistance & Resilience in Social Work Practice. Symposium held at Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

  • Smith, K. J. (2016). [Review of Working ethically in child protection by Bob Lonne, Maria Harries, Brid Featherstone and Mel Gray]. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 28(3), 97-98. doi:10.11157/anzswj-vol28iss3id252

  • Smith, K., Hamerton, H., Hunt, S., & Sargisson, R. J. (2016). Local volunteers respond to the Rena oil spill in Maketū, New Zealand. Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 11(1), 1-10. doi:10.1080/1177083X.2015.1009474

  • Hunt, S. M., Lowe, S., Smith, K., Kuruvila, A., & Webber-Dreadon, E. (2016). Transition to professional social work practice: the initial year. Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education, 18(1), 55-71. Open Access version: hdl:10289/10913

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Smith, Mrs Kelly (37) 8788 kellysmi WIND.V13 Social Work