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Susan Wason

BA DipSocWk(Cant), MA(Otago), GDNPM

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

Contact Details

Rm 6C21, 6th Floor, Richardson Building
Tel 64 3 479 7952


I have a background in both statutory social work and social work in the not-for-profit sector. I enjoy working as part of the fieldwork team helping to prepare students for professional practice. I view this role as an exciting opportunity to work with students, the university and the community to develop the professional practice of social work.

Teaching Interests

My role involves teaching on the Introduction to Professional Practice paper and coordinating fieldwork placements for third and fourth year social work students.

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Jaquiery, N., Kaloga, M., & Wason, S. E. (2020). Aroha, Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga: Social work educators' reflections on the Covid-19 lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 32(2), 65-70.

Wason, S. E. (2019). Food banks and food rescue organisations: Damned if they do; damned if they don’t. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 31(4), 71-83. doi: 10.11157/anzswj-vol31iss4id671