Contact details

Office: Room 6C09, Richardson Building
Email katheryn.pascoe@otago.ac.nz


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., 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
Pascoe, K. M. (2022). Reflections on a systematic literature review: Questioning the (in)visibility of researcher positionality. Social Work Research, 46(2), 176-180. doi: 10.1093/swr/svac006
Journal - Research Article
Hay, K., & Pascoe, K. M. (2022). Engaging social workers in disaster management: Case studies from New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 74, 102941. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.102941
Journal - Research Article
Hay, K., Pascoe, K. M., & McCafferty, L. (2021). Social worker experiences in disaster management: Case studies from Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 33(1), 17-28.
Journal - Research Article
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