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Dr Peter Walker

pwalkerMCApSc DipGrad CertSocWk PhD (Otago)

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Contact details

Room 6C15, Richardson Building
Tel +64 3 479 7651
Email peter.walker@otago.ac.nz

ORCID profile
ResearchGate profile

I have a practice background in community development and 'not for profit' organisations including Community Law Centres both at a local management, governance and national policy level.

My research interests are in the areas of animals in social work, community development and organisational issues for community social services, including accountability, hybridity and trans-cultural partnerships.

Teaching

I co-ordinate and teach:

SOWK 523 Animals and Social Work

Postgraduate supervision

Please note that I am currently unavailable to supervise postgraduate students.

  • Community Development
  • Animals and Social Work
  • Social Service Organisations

Current and recent students

Susan Wason (MA Human Services)

Emergency Food Provision in Otago - An Organisational Perspective

Adele Parkinson (PhD)

Adult and child clients' views on a COPMI* family support service: A mixed methods study. *Children Of Parents with Mental Illness

Suzi Wereta (PhD)

Talking about it - to better understand suicide among Rangatahi Maori

Justine Camp (PhD)

Māori with Type 2 diabetes

Howard Randal (MSW)

There's a new kid on the block - Social Work Registration Board and the statutory registration of social workers

Phillip Roxborogh (MA)

Identifying, understanding and protecting the richness of mature students in the Social Work programme at Otago University

John Hancox (MSW)

I can’t wear this strip, the colours clash – the voices of gay men in football

Kate Doak (BSW Hons)

Health literacy in New Zealand

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Publications

Parkinson, A., Keddell, E., & Walker, P. (2020). Exploring peer support as a strategy to reduce self-stigma for marginalised children of parents with mental illness (COPMI). British Journal of Social Work. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcaa161

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2020). Animals ethics in New Zealand art: A social science perspective. Scope (Art & Design), 19, 46-53. doi: 10.34074/scop.1019007

Walker, P., & Tumilty, E. (2019). Developing ethical frameworks in animal-assisted social service delivery in Aotearoa New Zealand. British Journal of Social Work, 49(1), 163-182. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy020

Smith, C. M., Tumilty, E., Walker, P., & Treharne, G. J. (2018). Non-human animals as research participants: Ethical practice in animal assisted interventions and research in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In C. I. Macleod, J. Marx, P. Mnyaka & G. J. Treharne (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of ethics in critical research. (pp. 99-115). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-74721-7

Tumilty, E., Smith, C. M., Walker, P., & Treharne, G. (2018). Ethics unleashed: Developing responsive ethical practice and review for the inclusion of non-human animal participants in qualitative research. In R. Iphofen & M. Tolich (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of qualitative research ethics. (pp. 396-410). London, UK: SAGE.

Walker, P. (2010). For better or for worse... : A Case study analysis of social services partnerships in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic, 316p.

Authored Book - Research

Walker, P. (2001). The Coalition of Community Law Centre Aotearoa - An Overview. Dunedin Community Law Centre, Dunedin: Coalition of Community Law Centres Aotearoa, 190p.

Authored Book - Other

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (Eds.). (2013). Community development: Insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore, 241p.

Edited Book - Research

Smith, C. M., Tumilty, E., Walker, P., & Treharne, G. J. (2018). Non-human animals as research participants: Ethical practice in animal assisted interventions and research in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In C. I. Macleod, J. Marx, P. Mnyaka & G. J. Treharne (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of ethics in critical research. (pp. 99-115). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-74721-7

Chapter in Book - Research

Tumilty, E., Smith, C. M., Walker, P., & Treharne, G. (2018). Ethics unleashed: Developing responsive ethical practice and review for the inclusion of non-human animal participants in qualitative research. In R. Iphofen & M. Tolich (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of qualitative research ethics. (pp. 396-410). London, UK: SAGE.

Chapter in Book - Research

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2013). A brief history of community development in Aotearoa New Zealand, a southern perspective. In J. Aimers & P. Walker (Eds.), Community development: Insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 22-30). Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore.

Chapter in Book - Research

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2013). Conclusion. In J. Aimers & P. Walker (Eds.), Community development: Insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 226-232). Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore.

Chapter in Book - Research

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2013). Defining community development. In J. Aimers & P. Walker (Eds.), Community development: Insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 13-21). Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore.

Chapter in Book - Research

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2013). The community development toolbox: Skills and methods. In J. Aimers & P. Walker (Eds.), Community development: Insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 172-182). Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore.

Chapter in Book - Research

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2013). Visionaries, mentors and philosophical standpoints. In J. Aimers & P. Walker (Eds.), Community development: Insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 164-171). Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore.

Chapter in Book - Research

Walker, P. (2013). Power in community development. In J. Aimers & P. Walker (Eds.), Community development: Insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 214-225). Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore.

Chapter in Book - Research

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2020). Animals ethics in New Zealand art: A social science perspective. Scope (Art & Design), 19, 46-53. doi: 10.34074/scop.1019007

Journal - Research Article

Parkinson, A., Keddell, E., & Walker, P. (2020). Exploring peer support as a strategy to reduce self-stigma for marginalised children of parents with mental illness (COPMI). British Journal of Social Work. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcaa161

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P., & Tumilty, E. (2019). Developing ethical frameworks in animal-assisted social service delivery in Aotearoa New Zealand. British Journal of Social Work, 49(1), 163-182. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy020

Journal - Research Article

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2018). Measuring organisational hybridity within the New Zealand third sector. Third Sector Review, 24(1), 1-26.

Journal - Research Article

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2016). Can community development practice survive neoliberalism in Aotearoa New Zealand? Community Development Journal, 51(3), 332-349. doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsv042

Journal - Research Article

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2016). Community development in Aotearoa New Zealand: A historical journey. Whanake, 2(2), 3-12.

Journal - Research Article

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2016). Resisting hybridity in community-based third sector organizations in Aotearoa New Zealand. Voluntas, 27(6), 2666-2684. doi: 10.1007/s11266-016-9776-2

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P., Aimers, J., & Perry, C. (2015). Animals and social work: An emerging field of practice for Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 27(1/2), 24-35.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2012). Transcultural relationships between social-service organisations and refugee and migrant organisations in New Zealand. Third Sector Review, 18(2), 27-51.

Journal - Research Article

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2011). Incorporating community development into social work practice within the neoliberal environment. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 23(3), 38-49.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. E., & Shannon, P. T. (2011). Participatory governance: Towards a strategic model. Community Development Journal, 46(S2), ii63-ii82. doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsr011

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2010). Exploring trans-cultural partnerships within third sector organisations in New Zealand. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5(3), 423-434.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2010). Negotiating trans-cultural social service partnerships. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 22(3), 48-55.

Journal - Research Article

Shannon, P., & Walker, P. (2009). Partnerships and control: Lessons from a research programme into strategies for deliberative governance. New Community Quarterly, 7(2), 33-42.

Journal - Research Article

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2008). Developing a pluralist approach to organisational practice and accountability for social service and community organisations. Third Sector Review, 14(1), 35-49.

Journal - Research Article

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2008). Is community accountability being overlooked as a result of government-third sector partnering in New Zealand? Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 3, 14-24.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2007). Trust, risk and control within an indigenous-non-indigenous social service partnership. International Journal of Social Welfare, 16(3), 281-290.

Journal - Research Article

Shannon, P., & Walker, P. (2006). Community development and control in a state-local partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand. Community Development Journal, 41(4), 506-520.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2005). The Treaty of Waitangi as the foundation for social service partnerships. Social Work Review, 61(2), 15-20.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2004). Partnership models within a Maori social-service provider. International Journal of Social Welfare, 13(2), 158-169.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2002). Te Whanau Arohanui - partnerships in practice. Social Work Review, XIV(3), 18-21.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2002). Understanding accountability: Theoretical models and their implications for Social Service Organisations. Social Policy & Administration, 36(1), 62-75.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2001). A case study of third sector-state partnership. Third Sector Review, 7(1), 35-46.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2001). Strengthening what? Social Work Review, XIII(1), 7-12.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2000). A retreat from community participation. Alternative Law Journal, 25(3), 146-148.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2000). Legal Services Bill. Social Work Review, XII(1), 24-28.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (1999). Understanding Accountability. Social Work Review, XI(1), 24-28.

Journal - Research Article

Walker, P. (2016). [Review of the book Social work and community development]. Community Development Journal, 51(3), 452-454. doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsw013

Journal - Research Other

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2014). Community development work in practice: A challenge for Aotearoa New Zealand social work? In J. Duke, M. Hendrickson & L. Beddoe (Eds.), Proceedings of the Social Workers Registration Board Conference: Protecting the Public: Enhancing the Profession: E tiaki ana i te Hapori: E manaaki ana i nga mahi. (pp. 4-14). Wellington, New Zealand: Social Workers Registration Board. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Perry, C., Walker, P., & Shannon, P. T. (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. 12-15 February. (pp. 187-200). Auckland: Massey University Albany. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Perry, C., Walker, P., & Shannon, P. T. (1998). Social sustainability and local/regional participation. Proceedings of the 18th Annual meeting on the International Association for Impact Assessment, Sustainability and the Role of Impact Assessment in the Global Economy. CD-ROM. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2017). Measuring organisational hybridity within the New Zealand third sector. Proceedings of the European Academy of Business Management (EURAM) Conference. Retrieved from http://2017.euramfullpaper.org/program/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Walker, P. (2010). Exploring trans-cultural partnerships within third sector organisations in New Zealand. Proceedings of the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Retrieved from http://thesocialsciences.com/conference-2010/sessions/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Smith, C. M., Tumilty, E., Walker, P., & Treharne, G. J. (2017, November). Urban spaces and 'Umwelt': How can we know that dog-walking spaces are therapeutic for the dog? Verbal presentation at the 8th New Zealand/Aotearoa Mobilities Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2016, June-July). The case for de-hybridization of community-based third sector organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the 12th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), Stockholm, Sweden.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Walker, P., & Tumilty, E. (2015, May). Developing codes of ethics for therapeutic interventions with animals. Verbal presentation at the Ethics in Practice Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Walker, P. (2002, July). Partnership models with a Maori social service provider. Verbal presentation at the 4th International Conference on Evaluation for Practice, Tampere, Finland.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Walker, P. (2000, December). Strengthening what? Verbal presentation at the 5th National Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research, Parramatta.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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