Otago Polytechnic

Research from Margaret McKenzie-Davidson

Departments: College of Community Development and Personal Wellbeing

MargaretMcKenzie S

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.

Conference Contribution - Published Paper

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. (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

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

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

McKenzie, M. (2007) How did it Happen? The Origins of the Family Group Conference in New Zealand Chapter Three in Schjelderup, Liv and Orme, Cecile (eds.) Veivisere for et fremtidig barnevern (Family Group Conferencing) Tapir Academic Press. Trondheim,Norway. 2007.pp29-36. ISBN978-82-519-2223-4.
(Chapters in Engish and Scandinavian languages)

McKenzie, M. and Walker, S. (2007) Experiences and Challenges of FGC :A View from New Zealand Chapter Four in Schjelderup , Liv and Orme , Cecile. (eds.) .) Veivisere for et fremtidig barnevern (Family group Conferencing). Tapir Academic Press. Trondheim .2007.pp 37-54. ISBN978-82-519-2223-4.

Journal Article

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.(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. , 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)

Hambleton, P., Keeling, S and McKenzie, M. (2009) The Jungle of Quality of Life : Mapping Measures and Meanings for Elders. Australasian Journal on Ageing. Vol 28 , No 1 March 2009 pp3-6.

McKenzie M and Nash M. (2008) Remembering, Reflection and Action: the Evolution of Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Journal. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work. Vol XX, No 2, 2008. pp2-13.

McKenzie M . (2008) You should write that up: Getting practioners started on writing for publication.
Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work.Vol XX,No 2, 2008 pp86-91

McKenzie M. (2008) Then and Now. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work.Vol XX, No 2, 2008 pp40-41

Hambleton , P., Keeling, S and McKenzie, M. (2008) Quality of Life is...The views of Older Recipients of Low Level Home Support. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand. Issue 33, March 2008 pp146-162.

Gibbs, A. and McKenzie, M. (2007) ‘It’s a Bonus ,without it I wouldn’t even have a visit’: Parents’ Views of Supervised contact centres In New Zealand. Practice Vol 19, No 4 2007. pp285-297

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.

McKenzie , M. (2009) Family Group Conferencing: Implications for Social Work Education Practices, 20th Asia Pacific Social Work Conference, of APASWE and IFSW (Asia-Pacific): Many Voices, Many Communities. 11-13 November 2009, Auckland.

McKenzie , M. and McArthur, J. (2009) Ethical Principles in Research with Children: Developing Guidelines through Critical Collegial Collaboration. Children as Experts in their Own Lives: Child Inclusive Research Symposium of International Conference of the International Society of Child Indicators, Counting Children In Child Indicators Research Theory, Policy and Practice. University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 3-5 November 2009.

Young, S., McKenzie, M., Schjelderup, L., Orme, C, and Walker, S. (2007) Strategies for change in the protection of children through community development in civil society. International Association of Community Development (IACD) Biennial International Conference, “Partnership for People-Centred Development - Challenges and Responses in a Globalising World”, Hong Kong, 24-27 June 2007.

Gibbs, A. and McKenzie, M. (2007) Supervised Contact Services in Southern New Zealand: Findings from Research. Social Policy Research and Evaluation Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 3-5 April 2007.

McKenzie, M. and Walton, E. (2006) The Family Group Conference: Surveying New Zealand Care and Protection Co-ordinators. International Conference of the Family Group Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 28-30 November 2006.

Walton, E. and McKenzie, M. (2006) Improving the Family Group Conference: Views of New Zealand Care and Protection Social Workers. International Conference of the Family Group Conference. Wellington, New Zealand, 28-30 November 2006.

McKenzie, M. (2006) Researching Strengths Based Social Work Practice How will it make a Difference?
World Congress of Social Work: Global Social Work . Santiago, Chile 28-31 August 2006

Young, S., McKenzie, M., Schjelderup, L., and Orme, C. (2006) Community Development Approaches to Child Abuse: Measures to counter inequality and vulnerability in families. World Congress of Social Work: Global Social Work, Santiago, Chile, 28-31 August 2006.

Report

Gibbs, A. and McKenzie, M. (2006) Supervised Contact Arrangements : The Views of Parents and Staff at Three Barnardoes Contact Centres. New Zealand Families Commission, Wellington, 2006, pp1-64 ISBN 0 478 29267 8.

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