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Bill Shaw

Academic Staff Member


  • B.Soc.Sc (Psych), Waikato University (1975)
  • M.Soc Sci. (Psych), Waikato University (1992)
  • Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences in Social Policy and Social Work (Massey, 1993)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management (Distinction) (Waikato University, 2011)

Industry Experience, Affiliation and Achievements

  • Winner of the Alfred Marshall Prize in Management Studies (Waikato University, 1993)
  • Winner of the Waikato Institute of Technology Teaching Excellence Award (2010)
  • Nominee for the Ako Aotearoa National Tertiary Teaching Excellence award (2011)
  • Registered Psychologist - Reg. No. 90-01588
  • Registered Social Worker – Reg.No. 1838

Research Interests

  • Shaw & Hills, M. [1991] The Department of Social Welfare volunteer social worker: A Profile NZ Social Work Review Vol. 4 pp28-40
  • Shaw. W. [1997] An Investigation into the training needs of Managers in the Voluntary Welfare sector NZ Social Work Review pp31-38

Conference Papers

  • 2006 What Transferable skills are Industry Stakeholders requiring on Social Work Graduates? Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Conference
  • 2002 Multisystemic Therapy Treatment. NZ Association of Child and Family Support & Community Services, Auckland
  • 2000 Development of an Assessment tool – from a deficit to a strength perspective Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers Biannual conference, Auckland
  • 2000 Social Workers in Schools – The James Family Experience. Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers Biannual conference, Auckland
  • 1999 Multisystemic Therapy – from Hedgehog to Fox - NZ Association of Counsellors conference, Hamilton
  • 1996 Our Changing notion of Career and its Implications for Workers, NZ Association of Counsellors
  • 1995 The Role of Career in Human Resource Management: Dead duck or Phoenix. NZ Career Counselling Conference, Hamilton