Social Work Regional Resource Centre of Oceania

A community of Pacific social work educators strengthening Indigenous Pacific social work education, research and practice.

The Social Work Regional Resource Centre of Oceania is for social work educators, social service practitioners, researchers, policy makers, government bodies, NGOs and Pacific regional organisations who wish find out about or connect with Pacific social work.

About us

The Social Work Regional Resource Centre of Oceania is one of a growing number of regional resource centres established by the capacity building committee of the International Association of Schools of Social Work. Formally launched in March 2017, the centre is run by a collaboration of several schools of social work across the Pacific:

  • Massey University
  • Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
  • The University of Wollongong
  • The University of the South Pacific
  • Whitireia New Zealand.

Our vision

The purpose of the Social Work Regional Resource Centre of Oceania is to:

  • develop and promote excellence in Pacific social work education, research and scholarship
  • create and maintain a dynamic community of Pacific social work educators and extend the opportunities and uptake of postgraduate qualifications and research in Pacific social work
  • support and facilitate participation in mutual exchange of information and expertise on indigenous Pacific social work
  • enhance the contribution of Pacific voices in international social work forums.

Members

Dr Tracie Mafileo
School of Social Work, Massey University

Dr Moses Faleolo
School of Social Work, Massey University

Shirley Ikkala
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand
Shirley.Ikkala@twoa.ac.nz

Assoc Prof Jioji Ravulo
University of Wollongong, Sydney, Australia

Dr Dora Kuir-Aiyas
University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Dr Litea Meo-Sewabu
The University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Dr Aliitasi Sua-Tavila
Whitireia New Zealand, New Zealand

Prof Gerhard Schwab
University of Guam, Guam

Logo credit: Jade Ormsby, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Dr Tracie Mafile’o

Contact us

Dr Tracie Mafileo
Senior Lecturer - School of Social Work
Email: T.A.Mafileo@massey.ac.nz
Ph: ext 85027

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