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Liz McCafferty

McCaffertyBA DipGrad PGDipSCWk MA (Otago) MANZASW

Fieldwork Co-ordinator
Professional Practice Fellow (Social Work Programme)

Contact Details

Rm 1.07, 280 Leith Walk
Tel +64 3 479 4128

My main role is in preparation and co-ordination of social work fieldwork placements. The social work programme appreciates that agencies in Dunedin and throughout New Zealand offer essential learning experiences for our students. My social work background is in youth social work having worked in the non-government sector for 10 years. I have continued to be involved in social work practice through supervision and Strengthening Families facilitation. I am a member of ANZASW and a registered social worker.


I co-ordinate and teach:

SOWK 320 Professional Practice
SOWK 392 Fieldwork 1
SOWK 492 Fieldwork 2

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Cox, Y., McKenzie, D., Powell-Grubb, B., & McCafferty, L. (2021). At home: Field education during lockdown. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 33(2), 114-117. doi: 10.11157/anzswj-vol33iss2id873

McCafferty, L., & Hay, K. (2020). Pre-placement skills for social work students. Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education, 22(1), 81-94.

McCafferty, L. (2019). He Tāngata: People still matter. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Symposium. (pp. 28). Retrieved from

McCafferty, L. (2016, October). Ethical issues in social work student placements. Roundtable Discussion on Critical Ethical Issues, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

McCafferty, L., & Maykind, M. (2015). Between the high ground and the lowland: Social work fieldwork. Proceedings of the Ethics in Practice Conference. Retrieved from