Rebecca Giles

Rebecca Giles

​Senior Academic Staff Member
Centre for Health and Social Practice


+64 7 834 8800 extension 7828


Physical Address:

D Block, Level 2, City Campus, Tristram St, Hamilton 3240


  • Certificate of Adult Tertiary Education, Wintec, 2007.
  • Certificate in Social Work Supervision, Auckland College of Education, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Massey University, 1982.
  • Certificate of Competency, Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers.
  • Registered Social Worker, New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board.

Industry Experience, Affiliations and Achievements

  • 27+ years in social work in the areas of health and disability, mental health and the elderly, including work in:
    • Project management
    • Community development
    • Case management
    • Group work
    • Education
  • 9 years of providing professional social work supervision to community and government social workers, counsellors and managers.
  • Trust member for the Art Makers Trust, Hamilton.

Areas of Expertise and Research

  • Education and understanding about Te Tiriti/the Treaty of Waitangi and its impact on social work services.

Research Activity

Coordinated a project with artists who are users of mental health services.

Presented research on a teaching method used in teaching Te Tiriti/the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand Association of Counsellors Research Conference, Christchurch, 2008.