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. M., Tregurtha, M., Kuruvila, A., Lowe, S., & Smith, K. (2017). Transition to professional social work practice: The first three years. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 19(2), 139-154. Open Access version:

  • Smith, K. (2017). Resilience within social service practice. In Workshop for Tauranga Moana Abuse Prevention Network, Hillier Centre, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

  • 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

  • Smith, K. J. (2016). The place of values in supporting practice. In Bay of Plenty Branch of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers: AGM & Symposium: Resistance & Resilience in Social Work Practice. Conference held at Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

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