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Associate Professor Kieran O'Donoghue PhD, MPhil, DipSocSci (SP&SW), BTheol

Head of School - School of Social Work

School of Social Work

Kieran has published nationally and internationally in the areas of social work theory and practice, social work supervision and in relation to the social work profession. He is a registered social worker and a member of ANZASW


 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 64 6 3569099 x 83517
    Location: 7.3, Social Sciences Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2010)
  • Master of Philosophy - Massey University (1999)
  • Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Policy and Soci - Massey University (1996)
  • Bachelor of Theology - Otago University (1992)

Prizes and Awards

  • I was awarded the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Quality and Innovation Trophy for Excellence in Research and Certificate for Research Excellence. The Panel making the award made the following comments: This certificate is awarded to Kieran O’Donoghue in showing the exhaustive research approach undertaken to develop innovative yet grounded social work practice. Through the range of publications presented in the application, the research evidences models and frameworks that are important to inform the development of social work supervision. The diverse range of approaches illustrates utilising substantive research methodology to analyse a historical review of supervision research, as well as other research of current practice. In addition the value of the work presented is demonstrated through the practical application offered beyond the academic reading audience, into evidence based social work practice in Aotearoa and internationally. - Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (2015)
  • I was awarded the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Quality and Innovation Trophy for Excellence in Research and Certificate for Research Excellence. The Panel making the award made the following comments: This certificate is awarded to Kieran O’Donoghue in showing the exhaustive research approach undertaken to develop innovative yet grounded social work practice. Through the range of publications presented in the application, the research evidences models and frameworks that are important to inform the development of social work supervision. The diverse range of approaches illustrates utilising substantive research methodology to analyse a historical review of supervision research, as well as other research of current practice. In addition the value of the work presented is demonstrated through the practical application offered beyond the academic reading audience, into evidence based social work practice in Aotearoa and internationally. - Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research interests are social work supervision, social work theory and practice and the social work profession.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Social Work (160700): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

Social work supervision

Social work theory and practice

Mixed Methods research (Participant selection design)

Research Outputs

Journal

O'Donoghue, KB., Wong Yuh Ju, P., & Tsui, MS. (2017). Constructing an evidence-informed social work supervision model. European Journal of Social Work: the forum for the social work professional. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13691457.2017.1341387
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
Tsui, MS., O'Donoghue, KB., Boddy, J., & Pak, CM. (2017). From supervision to organisational learning: A typology to integrate supervision, mentorship, consultation and coaching. British Journal of Social Work. 47(1) Retrieved from https://academic.oup.com/bjsw/article/doi/10.1093/bjsw/bcx006/2996552/From-Supervision-to-Organisational-Learning-A
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2015). Issues and challenges facing social work supervision in the twenty-first century.. China Journal of Social Work. 8(2), 136-149 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17525098.2015.1039172#abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB., & Tsui, MS. (2015). Social work supervision research (1970–2010): The way we were and the way ahead. British Journal of Social Work. 45(2), 616-633 Retrieved from http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/2/616.abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2014). Towards an Interactional Map of the Supervision Session: An Exploration of Supervisees and Supervisors Experiences. Practice. 26(1), 53-70
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
Hutchings, J., Cooper, L., & O'Donoghue, KB. (2014). Cross-disciplinary supervision amongst social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 26(4), 53-64 Retrieved from http://ezproxy.massey.ac.nz/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,cookie,url,uid&db=anh&AN=99659920&site=ehost-live&scope=site
[Journal article]Authored by: Cooper, L., O'Donoghue, K.
Moorhouse, L., Hay, K., & O'Donoghue, KB. (2014). Listening to student experiences of supervision. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 26(4), 37-52 Retrieved from http://ezproxy.massey.ac.nz/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,cookie,url,uid&db=anh&AN=99659919&site=ehost-live&scope=site
[Journal article]Authored by: Hay, K., O'Donoghue, K.
Henderson, R., & O'Donoghue, KB. (2013). A former president reflects on the effects of social worker registration upon the Association: An interview with Rose Henderson. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 25(3), 60-67 Retrieved from http://www.anzasw.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, K. (2012). Windows on the Supervisee Experience: An Exploration of Supervisees' Supervision Histories. Australian Social Work. 65(2), 214-231
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB., & Tsui, MS. (2012). In Search of an Informed Supervisory Practice: An Exploratory Study. Practice. 24(1), 3-20
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, K., & Tsui, MS. (2012). Towards a professional supervision culture: The development of social work supervision in aotearoa new zealand. International Social Work. 55(1), 5-28
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
Hair, HJ., & O'Donoghue, K. (2009). Culturally relevant, socially just social work supervision: Becoming visible through a social constructionist lens. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 18(1-2), 70-88
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
Hay, K., & O'Donoghue, K. (2009). Assessing social work field education: Towards standardising fieldwork assessment in New Zealand. Social Work Education. 28(1), 42-53
[Journal article]Authored by: Hay, K., O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2008). Towards improving social work supervision in Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 1, 10-21
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2007). Guest editorial: Re-imagining registration - dream a new dream!. Social Work Review. XVIX(1), 1-2
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
Hay, KS., O'Donoghue, KB., & Blagdon, J. (2006). Exploring the aims of social work field education in the registration environment. Social Work Review. 18(4), 20-28
[Journal article]Authored by: Hay, K., O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2006). An introduction to social work supervision practice: Defining and describing the terrain towards an ideal practice. Today's Children are Tomorrow's Parents. , 93-103
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, K., Munford, R., & Trlin, A. (2006). What's best about social work supervision according to Association members. Social Work Review. 18(3), 79-91
[Journal article]Authored by: Munford, R., O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, K., Munford, R., & Trlin, A. (2005). Mapping the territory: Supervision within the association. Social Work Review. 17(4), 46-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Munford, R., O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2004). Social workers and cross-disciplinary supervision. Social Work Review. 16(3), 2-7
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2002). Global vision, local vision, personal vision and social work supervision. Social Work Review. 14(4), 20-25
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2001). Surfing the World Wide Web and social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Social Work Review. 13(2), 43-48
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2001). The future of social work supervision within New Zealand. Social Work Review. 13(1), 29-35
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.

Book

Dale, MP., Mooney, HA., & O'Donoghue, KB.(2017). Defining social work in Aotearoa: Forty years of pioneering research and teaching at Massey University. : Massey University Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Dale, M., Mooney, H., O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2014). Towards an evidence-informed approach to clinical social work supervision. In M. Pack, & J. Cargill (Eds.) Evidence, Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice. (pp. 289 - 301). Hershey, PA 17033, USA: IGI Global
[Chapter]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
Tsui, MS., O'Donoghue, KB., & Ng, A. (2014). Cultural Competent and Diversity-Sensitive Clinical Supervision: An International Perspective.. In C. Watkins, & D. Milne (Eds.) The Wiley International Handbook of Clinical Supervision. (pp. 238 - 254). Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
[Chapter]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2007). Clinical supervision within the social work profession in Aotearoa New Zealand. In D. Wepa (Ed.) Clinical Supervision in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A Health Perspective. (pp. 12 - 25). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education
[Chapter]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, K., Nash, M., & Munford, R. (2005). Conclusion: Integrated theory in action. In M. Nash, R. Munford, & K. O'Donoghue (Eds.) Social work theories in action. (pp. 251 - 260). United Kingdom and United States: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Munford, R., O'Donoghue, K.
Nash, M., O'Donoghue, K., & Munford, R. (2005). Introduction: Integrating theory and practice. In M. Nash, K. O'Donoghue, & R. Munford (Eds.) Social work theories in action. (pp. 15 - 28). United Kingdom, United States: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Munford, R., O'Donoghue, K.
Nash, M., Munford, R., & O'Donoghue, K. (Eds.) (2005). Social Work Theories in Action. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
[Edited Book]Edited by: Munford, R., O'Donoghue, K.
Keen, M., & O'Donoghue, KB. (2005). Integrated practice in mental health social work. In M. Nash, R. Munford, & K. O'Donoghue (Eds.) Social Work Theories in Action. (pp. 80 - 92). London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB., & Maidment, J. (2005). The ecological systems metaphor in Australasia. In M. Nash, R. Munford, & K. O'Donoghue (Eds.) Social Work Theories in Action. (pp. 32 - 49). London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
Tisdall, M., & O'Donoghue, KB. (2003). A facilitated peer group supervision model for practitioners. In Innovative Approaches To Stopping Family Violence. (pp. 221 - 232). Wellington, NZ: Steele Roberts
[Chapter]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB.(2003). Restorying Social Work Supervision. Palmerston North, NZ: Dunmore Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.

Thesis

O'Donoghue, KB. (2010). Towards the construction of social work supervision in Aotearoa New Zealand: A study of the perspectives of social work practitioners and supervisors. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.

Conference

Yeung, PHY., English, A., Mooney, H., & O'Donoghue, K. (2017, May). Professional and practice outcomes associated with a scholarship to assist social work qualification completion: An exploratory study in New Zealand. Presented at 4th International Conference on Practice Research: Recognising diversity, developing collaborations, building networks. Hong Kong, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: English, A., Mooney, H., O'Donoghue, K., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., Rodgers, V., Dale, M., & O'Donoghue, K. (2017, May). Quality of long-term care for older people in residential setting in New Zealand – Perceptions of quality of life and care satisfaction from care recipients and their family members. Presented at 4th International Conference on Practice Research: Recognising diversity, developing collaborations, building networks
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dale, M., O'Donoghue, K., Rodgers, V., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., Rodgers, V., Dale, M., Spence, S., Ros, B., Howard, J., . . . O'Donoghue, K. (2016). What matters most for successful ageing for older people living in a long-term residential aged care facility. , Social Work in Changing Times: Towards Better Outcomes
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dale, M., O'Donoghue, K., Rodgers, V., Yeung, P.
O'Donoghue, KB., Yeung, P., & Dale, M. (2016). Day 2 keynote 2: West meets east: Sharing and demonstration of supervisory strategies and skills- part 2. Social Work Supervision: Challenges and Advances Seminar 2015. (pp. 31 - 33). Singapore: Social Work Supervision: Challenges & Advances Seminar 2015
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dale, M., O'Donoghue, K., Yeung, P.
Tsui, MS., O'Donoghue, KB., Wong Yuh Ju, P., & Yean Wun, L. (2016). Dialogue on "Dilemmas in social work supervision and the way forward. Social Work Supervision: Challenges & Advances. (pp. 22 - 27). : Social Work Supervision: Challenges & Advances
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.Contributed to by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2016). Day 1 Keynote 2: Research and knowledge building on social supervision. Social Work Supervision: Challenges & Advances - Seminar 2015. (pp. 13 - 21). : Social Work Supervision: Challenges & Advances - Seminar 2015
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2015, May). Research and knowledge building on social work supervision. Presented at Social Work Supervision: Challenges and Advances. Concorde Hotel, Ballroom, 100 Orchard Road, Singapore.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2013, November). Towards a workforce development agenda for social work in New Zealand.12 November 2013.. Presented at Social Workers Registration Board Conference 2013, Protecting the Public- Enhancing the Profession. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2011). Social work supervision in Aotearoa New Zealand: The state of the art and future directions. In L. Beddoe, & A. Davys (Eds.) 2010 Professional Supervision: Common Threats, Different Patterns: Conference Proceedings. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
Hay, KS., & O'Donoghue, KB.(2006). Assessing social work field education: A re-examination of existing frameworks. . Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hay, K., O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB., & Tsui, M. (2005). Towards informed supervisory practice: Knowledge, theory, and methods. Supervision Conference: Weaving together the strands of supervision. (pp. 131 - 137). Auckland, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2004, October). Mapping the territory: Towards identifying the construction social work supervision practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Presented at Global Social Work Congress. Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB., & Tsui, M. (2004). Towards informed supervisory practice: Knowledge, theory and methods. In L. Beddoe, J. Worrall, & FH. Eds (Eds.) Supervision Conference 2004: 'Weaving Together the Strands of Supervision'. (pp. 131 - 137). Auckland, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2002, November). Global-vision, local-vision, personal-vision and social work supervision. Presented at Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Conference. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2000, November). Surfing the World Wide Web and social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Presented at Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Conference. Centra Auckland Airport, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2000). The future of social work supervision within Aotearoa/ New Zealand. In L. Beddoe, & JW. Eds (Eds.) Supervision Conference: From Rhetoric to Reality. (pp. 165 - 176). Auckland, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2000, July). Researching social work supervision in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Presented at Supervision: From Rhetoric to Reality. Auckland College of Education, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2000, July). The future of social work supervision within Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Presented at Supervision: From Rhetoric to Reality. Auckland College of Education, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.
O'Donoghue, KB. (2000, July). The persons and their environments framework of social work supervision. Presented at Supervision: From Rhetoric to Reality. Auckland College of Education, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.

Report

Yeung, PHY., Dale, M., Rodgers, V., & O'Donoghue, K.(2016). The Impact of Person-Directed Care at Metlifecare - Application of the Eden Alternative. The Final Report - August 2016.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Dale, M., O'Donoghue, K., Rodgers, V., Yeung, P.
O'Donoghue, KB.(2016). An Evaluation of Clinical Supervision of Allied Health Professionals from Two District Health Boards: A preliminary summary report.
[Technical Report]Authored by: O'Donoghue, K.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 4 1

Teaching

Kieran has taught extensively across the areas of social work theory and practice, fieldwork practice and social work supervision.

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Lynsey Ellis - PhD
    Educating for our future: addressing the relevance of climate change impacts in New Zealand social work.
  • Paora Moyle - PhD
    Indigenous experiences of the child protection Family Group Conference in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Paule Ruwhiu - PhD
    Wetekia te mauhere o te hinengaro, ma tatou ano e whakaora, whakawatea te hinengaro

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Moses Maalo Faleolo - PhD
    Hard-Hard-Solid! Life histories of Samoans in bloods youth gangs in New Zealand

Media and Links

Media

  • 28 Jul 2015 - Online, Newspaper
    Social workers call for mandatory registration
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/70565213/Social-workers-welcome-call-for-mandatory-registration
  • 23 Sep 2015 - Online
    National Social Workers Day
    http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle=national-social-workers-day-23-09-2015
  • 12 May 2015 - Online
    Sharing social work supervision research
    http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=C29B11F7-95AF-AADA-DDAC-0A760C64575E

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