- Director of Fieldwork for Social Work
- Co-ordinator for Postgraduate Diploma in Social and Community Work
- Professional Practice Fellow
Rm 106, 280 Leith Walk.
Tel 64 3 479 7952 (direct dial)
9:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday
- CertSocWk (Otago)
- DipGrad (Otago)
- MCApSc (Otago)
Claire came to the University with an extensive background in social work practice in Dunedin. This experience complements her role as Director of Fieldwork. Having a comprehensive knowledge of social work and social services is essential to the success of the fieldwork education programme. Acting as the link between the university and the practice community Claire profiles all aspects of the profession and social work education.
Claire has research interests in all matters related to the improvement of the field education experience. She is currently active in researching the effectiveness of employment-based field placements and is keen to pursue research into on-line learning in field education.
Refereed Journal Articles
Perry, C and Tate-Manning, L. Unravelling Cultural Constructions in Social Work Education: Journeying Toward Cultural Competence. Journal of Social Work Education Vol 25 No 7 2006 pp735-748.
Claire Perry, Jenny Chilcott, Mary Maykind & Pat Shannon, Social Inclusion Citizen Participation Attempting Inclusion: The Journal of Community Work and Development. Vol 1 No. 4 2003 pp 99-120.
Perry, C. Intentional Community Network Building: The building and operation of community support networks of urban women. Social Work Review. Vol X, No. 3. September 1998
Perry, C and Maher, B. The Development of a National Protocol for Student Placements – Department of Child, Youth and Family Services and schools of social Work, Social Work Review Vol XV No's 1 & 2. pp21 - 24
Non-refereed Journal Articles and Reports
Matahaere D., Perry C., Walker P, Walker S., Wallace J., Shannon P. 1998. Developing Community and Community- Based Social Indicators, Report to Dunedin Forum on Children, Young Persons and their Families, April 1998.
Recent and Upcoming Conference Papers and Presentations
Perry, C. and Maher, B. The development of a national protocol for student placements - New Zealand Department of Child, Youth and Family Services and Schools of Social Work. In Conference Proceedings of the AASWWE National/AASW Western Australia State Joint Conference: Perth 29th September - 2nd October (2002) 105-111
Perry, C. Jenny Chilcott, Mary Maykind, & Pat Shannon, Social Inclusion Citizen Participation in Decision-Making Structures. Paper presented at the International Association for Community Development Conference, World Wide Web 2001
Pat Shannon & Claire Perry 2000 Taking Control From Below: Community Based Development. Paper presented at the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) Conference, Montreal, July 2000
Perry C.,Walker P. & Shannon P.1998 More government, less government or new governance :towards a strategy for social responsibility, in Social Responsibility : Whose Agenda, Proceedings of the Conference on Social Responsibility, Massey University Albany, Auckland 12-15 February, 1998. :187-200.
Perry, C; Walker, Peter; Pat Shannon, 1998: Social Sustainability and Local/Regional Participation, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Sustainability and the Role of Impact Assessment in the Global Economy, Christchurch, 19-24 April, 1998. (CD ROM IAIA Conferences 1997, 1998)
Field education is a central component of social work education and has long been acknowledged as the most important aspect of training professionals. One of the most challenging facets of field education is ensuring that students are able to apply of classroom learning to practice situations. Preparing students for practice, and supporting and assessing practice competence is the primary focus of Claire's role.