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Paula Chamberlain

Academic Staff Member


  • MSW (App)Hons, Massey University, 2003
  • B Soc Sci (Psychology), Waikato University, 1996
  • Certificate in Supervision, Unitec, 2007

Area of Expertise

My role involves working with students and industry partners to ensure successful social work placement experiences for all involved

Industry Experience, Affiliation and Achievements

  • Paula has worked as a Social worker for Barnardos Waikato 2004-2010 where she worked with a variety of children and their families/whanau to empower them to make positive changes in their lives.
  • Registered social worker
  • Full member of ANZASW – recertified October 2011

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Completed a Research Project in 2003 on experiences of past students of alternative Education
  • Presented in 2011 findings of research on the effectiveness of BAppSocSci teaching for preparing students for Bicultural practice and working with Māori