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Shayne Walker

walkerBA MCApSc DipSocS (Otago)

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Contact Details

Room 102, 280 Leith Walk
Phone 64 3 479 5271
Email shayne.walker@otago.ac.nz

Teaching Areas

SOWK 111 Working with People: The New Zealand Context
SOWK 236 The Treaty and Social Services

Research Interests

Māori social services development; alternative care; social service agencies.
Care and protection.

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Publications

Eketone, A., & Walker, S. (2015). Bicultural practice: Beyond mere tokenism. In K. van Heugten & A. Gibbs (Eds.), Social work for sociologists: Theory and practice. (pp. 103-119). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Walker, S., & King, L. (2015, September). Kaitiakitanga: Walking the talk and looking after each other. Verbal presentation at the Third International Indigenous Social Work Conference, Darwin, Australia.

Walker, S. (2015, September). Rangatiratanga: Being fully human, being fully Maori. Verbal presentation at the Third International Indigenous Social Work Conference, Darwin, Australia.

Walker, S., & Eketone, A. (2014). Biculturalism as an approach to social work. In L. H. Kee, J. Martin & R. Ow (Eds.), Cross-cultural social work: Local and global. (pp. 67-85). Melbourne, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.

McKenzie, M., Omre, C., Schjelderup, L., Walker, S., & Young, S. (2014). Child rights/community development principles: Key elements for child protection practice. In S. Hessle (Ed.), Human rights and social equality: Challenges for social work: Social work-social development (Vol. 1). (pp. 82-86). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Chapter in Book - Research

Eketone, A., & Walker, S. (2015). Bicultural practice: Beyond mere tokenism. In K. van Heugten & A. Gibbs (Eds.), Social work for sociologists: Theory and practice. (pp. 103-119). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Walker, S., & Eketone, A. (2014). Biculturalism as an approach to social work. In L. H. Kee, J. Martin & R. Ow (Eds.), Cross-cultural social work: Local and global. (pp. 67-85). Melbourne, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.

McKenzie, M., Omre, C., Schjelderup, L., Walker, S., & Young, S. (2014). Child rights/community development principles: Key elements for child protection practice. In S. Hessle (Ed.), Human rights and social equality: Challenges for social work: Social work-social development (Vol. 1). (pp. 82-86). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Eketone, A., & Walker, S. (2013). Kaupapa Māori social work research. In M. Gray, J. Coates, M. Yellow Bird & T. Hetherington (Eds.), Decolonizing social work. (pp. 259-270). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

McKenzie, M., & Walker, S. (2007). Experiences and challenges of FGC in New Zealand: A view from NZ. In L. E. Schjelderup & C. Omre (Eds.), Veivisere for et fremtidig barnevern [Family group conferencing]. (pp. 37-54). Trondheim, Norway: Tapir Akademisk Forlag.

Walker, S. W., & Goodyear, C. (2001). Getting things done through networks. In M. P. Mandell (Ed.), Getting Results Through Collaboration. (pp. 249-254). Westport connections: Quarum Books.

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Journal - Research Article

Young, S., McKenzie, M., Schjelderup, L., Omre, C., & Walker, S. (2014). What can we do to bring the sparkle back into this child's eyes? Child rights/Community development principles: Key elements for a strengths-based child protection practice. Child Care in Practice, 20(1), 135-152. doi: 10.1080/13575279.2013.847052

Young, S., McKenzie, M., Omre, C., Schjelderup, L., & Walker, S. (2014). Practicing from theory: Thinking and knowing to "do" child protection work. Social Sciences, 3(4), 893-915. doi: 10.3390/socsci3040893

Walker, S. (2012). The teaching of Māori social work practice and theory to a predominantly Pākehā audience. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 24(3&4), 65-74.

Walker, S. (2008). Collaborative team teaching. Te Komako, (4), 60-65.

Walker, S., Eketone, A., & Gibbs, A. (2006). An exploration of kaupapa Maori research, its principles, processes and applications. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 9(4), 331-344.

Walker, S. W. (2002). Maatua Whangai o Otepoti - Reflections. Social Work Review, XIV(2), 21-24.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Walker, S. (2012). Seeds of illumination in a sometimes dry landscape [Editorial]. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 24(3&4), 1-2.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

McKenzie, M., Omre, C., Schjelderup, L., Shannon, P., Walker, S., & Young, S. (2007). Child protection and community development: Some challenges and opportunities. Proceedings of the International Association for Community Development (IACD) Conference. [CD-ROM] [Full Paper]

Shannon, P. T., & Walker, S. W. (1996). The New Zealand Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989: the need for structural change. In N. J. Taylor & A. B. Smith (Eds.), Investing in Children: Primary Prevention Strategies: Proceedings of the Children's Issues Centre Inaugural Child and Family Policy Conference, 10-13 July 1996, Dunedin. (pp. 183-209). Dunedin: Children's Issues Centre. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Walker, S. (2009). Resiliency and indigenous (Maori) child protection in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Proceedings of the International Conference on Coping and Resilience. (pp. 85). Zagreb, Croatia: Society for Psychological Assistance. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Walker, S., & King, L. (2015, September). Kaitiakitanga: Walking the talk and looking after each other. Verbal presentation at the Third International Indigenous Social Work Conference, Darwin, Australia.

Walker, S. (2015, September). Rangatiratanga: Being fully human, being fully Maori. Verbal presentation at the Third International Indigenous Social Work Conference, Darwin, Australia.

Eruera, M., Walker, S., & Eketone, A. (2014, October). Kaitiakitanga and Rangatiratanga. Verbal presentation at the Toiora Whānau Supervision Symposium, Ōtaki, New Zealand.

Eketone, A., & Walker, S. (2013, July). Training European New Zealanders to be competent to work with indigenous people. Verbal presentation at the Second International Indigenous Voices in Social Work Conference, Winnipeg, Canada.

Walker, S. (2013, July). Tamariki and whanau as theorists in the child protection process. Verbal presentation at the Second International Indigenous Voices in Social Work Conference, Winnipeg, Canada.

Eketone, A., & Walker, S. (2013, July). Maori martial arts and the promotion of positive Maori masculinity. Verbal presentation at the Second International Indigenous Voices in Social Work Conference, Winnipeg, Canada.

Walker, S. (2012, August). Tamariki and whanau as theorists in the milieu of child protection decision-making. Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium: Ka Haere Whakamua, Ka Titiro Whakamuri, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Walker, S. (2011, November). Resiliency and indigenous/Maori child protection: Where knowledge is gathered wisdom should follow. Verbal presentation at the Maori and Indigenous (MAI) Doctoral Student Conference, Whakatane, New Zealand.

Eketone, A., & Walker, S. (2011, June). Teaching the Treaty and Māori competencies. Verbal presentation at the Māori Competencies and Treaty Education in Professional Practice Research Group Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Walker, S., & Eketone, A. (2011, August). Team teaching. Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium: Past Present Future: Ka Haere Whakamua, Ka Titiro Whakamuri, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Walker, S. (2011, August). Resiliency and indigenous/Maori child protection. Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium: Past Present Future: Ka Haere Whakamua, Ka Titiro Whakamuri, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Walker, S., Sio, P. B., & Próspero, M. (2010, October). GENESIS: A new beginning for our youth, our families, and our community [Panel discussion]. Verbal presentation at the Violence as a Community Issue: Policy and Practice Towards Reduction and Prevention Workshop, Auckland, New Zealand.

Walker, S. (2010, February). Let's find out what's working in this child, young person or whanau? Invited presentation at the New Zealand Family and Fostercare Federation Regional Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Walker, S. (2006, May). Questions of empowerment and money: Family group conferences: An illusion of empowerment: A view from New Zealand. Invited presentation at the 4th Nordic Conference in Family Group Conference (FGC): The Child in Family Group Conference and in Modern Child Protection, Stavanger, Norway.

Walker, S., Walker, P., & Eketone, A. (2006, August-September). “We can be equal as long as you'll be like me”: Theory into practice: Biculturalism and social work practice (in a multicultural context). Verbal presentation at the 33rd International Congress of Schools of Social Work, Santiago, Chile.

McKenzie, M., & Walker, S. (2006, May). Experiences and challenges in FCG in New Zealand. What is family? So it is about the social construction of family decision making. Invited presentation at the 4th Nordic Conference in Family Group Conference (FGC): The Child in Family Group Conference and in Modern Child Protection, Stavanger, Norway.

Young, S., McKenzie, M., Orme, C., Schjelderup, L., & Walker, S. (2006, August). Community development approaches to child abuse: Measures to counter inequality and vulnerability in families. Verbal presentation at the 33rd World Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Santiago, Chile.

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Commissioned Report for External Body

Matahaere-Atariki, D. C., Perry, C., Walker, P., Walker, S., Wallace, J., & Shannon, P. T. (1998). Developing Community and Community Based Social Indicators. Commissioned by Dunedin Forum on Children, Young Persons and Their Families. Dunedin: Community and Family Studies. 33p.

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Other Research Output

Walker, S. (2006, May). Maatua Whangai: A Maori kinship approach to caring for children. Seminar at the Department of Social Work Education, University of Finnmark, Alta, Norway. [Public Seminar].

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Awarded Masters Degree

Walker, S. W. (2001). The Maatua Whangai Programme O Otepoti from a caregiver perspective (Master of Consumer and Applied Sciences). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 179p.

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