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

  • Smith, K. J. (2016). Turning the spotlight on values: Unscrambling values from ethics in social work education. In Australia New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research Symposium (ANZSWWER): Advancing our Critical Edge in Social Welfare Education, Research and Practice Conference. Conference held at James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

  • Hunt, S. M., 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 SWSD 2016: Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development. Conference held at Seoul, Korea.

  • 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

  • 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