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Dr Katheryn Margaret Pascoe is a Lecturer in the University of Otago's Social and Community Work Programme. After qualifying and practicing as a social worker here in Aotearoa, Katheryn Margaret later moved to the UK to complete a MA International Development at IDS, Sussex University, and completed her PhD in social work and social policy at Ulster University in Northern Ireland.


I have a capacity and interest in taking on PhD or MA students with an interest in the following areas:

  • Bureaucracy and managerialism in social services
  • Social work in disaster response and emergency relief
  • Work force development and wellbeing
  • Community development in social work practice
  • Social policy with a focus on gender analysis

ResearchGate profile – Katheryn Margaret Pascoe


  • Northern Ireland Department of Health Reflections Project
    Mainstreaming community development in social work practice.
  • PhD EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie and DTA Co-Fund Fellow
    Social workers' perspectives on relationship-based practice: A mixed methods study of frontline practice in Northern Ireland.


Pascoe, K. M. (2023). Subverting, challenging and working within bureaucratic and managerialist systems: An examination of power to explore strategies employed in social work practice. Proceedings of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Conference: Global Challenges, Local Responses. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pascoe, K. M. (2023). Using life-history maps to support students in connecting theory to practice: A case study of a social work teaching intervention. Social Work Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02615479.2023.2283044 Journal - Research Article

O'Brien, F., Hawthorne-Steele, I., Pascoe, K. M., Moreland, R., Cownie, E., & Killick, C. (2023). Bridging the gap between social work and community development: Implementing a post-graduate training partnership. Social Work Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02615479.2023.2252844 Journal - Research Article

Pascoe, K. M., Waterhouse-Bradley, B., & McGinn, T. (2023). Social workers’ experiences of bureaucracy: A systematic synthesis of qualitative studies. British Journal of Social Work, 53, 513-533. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcac106 Journal - Research Article

Pascoe, K. M. (2022). Remote service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic: Questioning the impact of technology on relationship-based social work practice. British Journal of Social Work, 52(6), 3268-3287. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcab242 Journal - Research Article

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