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Rebecca Giles

Rebecca Giles

Senior Academic Staff Member

Contact info

+64 7 834 8800 extension 7828


  • 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.




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