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Social Services/Poverty

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Professor Amanda Barusch (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Aging and the elderly; Interpersonal relationships in later life; Social policy generally and as related to older adults ; Poverty
Work: 64 3 479 5479 or 7951 (messages)

Professor Peter Crampton

Deprivation and health; Poverty; Primary health care policy; Health care funding
Work: 64 3 479 7413

Associate Professor Anita Gibbs (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Parenting and adoption; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Social work; Social problems
Work: 64 3 479 5677

Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman (Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington)

Housing and health; Social and economic determinants of health; Sustainable cities
Work: 64 4 918 6047 | Mobile: 64 27 220 1620

Ms Emily Keddell (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Social policy, specifically policy affecting children and families, including tax/benefit policies, child protection and poverty issues.; Social Work education and research issues.; Multiple ethnic identities or multiculturalism.
Work: 64 3 479 5867

Dr Tarja Viitanen (Economics, Otago Business School)

Family economics; Economics and law; Social policy
Work: 64 3 479 5296

Dr Peter Walker (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Organisation analysis within the social services; Colonialism; Community development; Community law centres; Community social service organisations
Work: 64 3 479 7651

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