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Research from McKenzie Davidson, Margaret

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Margaret McKenzie-Davidson



Margaret is the Graduate Diploma in Social Services Leader teaching the generic papers in the programme , and also teaches in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Social Services programme. She also supports and mentors research and research project development and research capacity in the School of Social Services. She is a qualified and registered Social Worker with more than 30 years of experience as a social work academic in New Zealand. She has an extensive background as a social worker in specialist child and family mental health services and has been involved in many aspects of the development of the social work profession in New Zealand, including roles in the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Work.

Research Outputs

Chapter in Book

McKenzie, M., (also known as Mckenzie-Davidson, M.) Omre, C., Schjelderup, L., Walker, S., & Young, S. (2014) Child rights/community development principles: Key elements for child protection practice. In S. Hessle, ed., Human rights and social equality: Challenges for social work: Social work-social development, Vol. 1, Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2014, pp. 82-86.

McArthur, J., & McKenzie, M.(also known as Mckenzie-Davidson, M.) (2013) Ethics in Research with Children. Chapter 5, Ethics in Research with Children, in N. Higgins and C. Freeman, eds, Childhoods Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand, Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2013, pp 77-91. ISBN 978-1-877578-49-6

McKenzie, M. (2012) Orphans and Orphan Care: A Social Worker from New Zealand Responds. International Social Work Practice: Case Studies from a Global Context. eds Bettman,J.,Jacques,G and Frost,C. Routledge,Abingdon.pp 161-163. ISBN 978-0-415-78365

McKenzie, M. (2010) The Family Group Conference in Child Welfare: A New Zealand View. Chapter Nine In Gender and Child Welfare in Society Eds, Featherstone, B., Hooper, C.A., Scourfield, J. & Taylor, J. Wiley. pp223-246. ISBN: 978-0-470-68187-9

Journal Article

Young, S., McKenzie, M.(also known as Mckenzie-Davidson, M.), Schjelderup, L., Orme, C. & Walker, S. (2014) What can we do to bring the Sparkle back into this child's eyes? Child Rights/Community Development Principles: Key Elements for a strengths based child protection practice. Child Care in Practice, 20:1, 2014, 135-152. hhtp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2013.847052

Young, S., McKenzie, M. (also known as Mckenzie-Davidson, M.) , Omre, C., Schjelderup, L. & Walker, S. (2014) Practicing from Theory: Thinking and Knowing to "Do" Child Protection Work. Social Sciences, 3, 2014, 893-915. doi:10.3390/socsci3040893 www.mdpi.com/journal/socsci

Young, S., McKenzie, M. , Schjelderup, L and Orme, C. (2012) The rights of the child enabling community development to contribute to a valid social work practice with children at risk. European Journal of Social Work. Vol 15 , No 2, May 2012 pp 169-184 ISSN: 1369-1457 (Print) 1468-2664 (Online)

Conference Contribution - Published Paper

McKenzie, M. (2014) Autoethnography- Valuing Personal Stories in the Professional Work Joint World Conference on Social Work,Education and Social Development,Melbourne July 2014 www.swsd2014.org

Young,S., McKenzie, M., & Walker, S. (2014) Practising from Theory:Applying a Childs Rights,community development strengths based theoretical framework to child protection practice. Joint World Conference on Social Work,Education and Social Development ,Melbourne July 2014 www.swsd2014.org

McKenzie, M. (2013) Appreciative Inquiry-Capacity Building with Colleagues. AASWWE Symposium ,October 2013,Curtin University,,Perth,

Young,S., McKenzie,M., Orme,O., Schjelderup,L., and Walker,S. (2012) Child's Rights/community development principles:key elements for child protection practice. 2012 Joint World Conference-Social Work and Social Development:Action and Impact 8-12 July 2012.Stockholm,Sweden.

McKenzie,M. (2012) Supporting families to protect children in a postmodern world. 2012 Joint World Conference-Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact 8-12 July 2012.Stockholm,Sweden.Abstract published in Conference Programme Book

McKenzie , M. (2011) Supporting Families to Protect Children. Proceedings Consumer and Applied Sciences Centenary Conference , University of Otago, Dunedin New Zealand 7-9 February 2011. p35. ISBN 978-0-9876513-03

Conference Contribution - Other

McKenzie, M. (2011) Unravelling the Complexities of Supervised Contact (Access): Contested Parenthood. Paper presented at the Gender and Child Welfare International Network: 4th Interdisciplinary Conference, School of Sociology and Political Science, National University of Ireland, Galway, 15th June, 2011. Symposium of the International Conference on Child Protection and Family Support, National University of Ireland, Galway, 16 and 17th June 2011.

McKenzie, M. and Young, S. (2011) Local Knowledges in Child Protection Practice : Building a Cross National Perspective from Local Stories. Paper presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. 20-22 June 2011.

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