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Dr Tracie Mafileo

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Work

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: DDI +64 6 9518027
    Location: 7.22, Social Sciences Tower (SST)
    Campus: Manawatu

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Pacific and  indigenous social work approaches

Social development in the Pacific

Youth resilience

HIV prevention

Research capacity builiding

 

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Social Work (160700): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies (169905)

Research Outputs

Journal

Mafileo, TA. (2016). Strengthening research capacity in Oceania. Social Dialogue. (15), 18-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA., & Vakalahi, HFO. (2016). Indigenous social work across boarders: Expanding social work in the South Pacific. International Social Work. , 1-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Hameed, S., Breckenridge, J., Bennett, P., Mafileo, T., Simeon, L., & Steven, H. (2016). Local Context Matters: Developing Good Practice in Workplace Responses to Family and Sexual Violence in Papua New Guinea. SAGE Open. 6(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Manineng, C., MacLaren, D., Redman-MacLaren, M., Tommbe, R., & Mafileo, TA. (2014). A Papua New Guinea - Australia HIV research partnership: Generating new knowledge, building capacity and forging new friendships. HIV Australia. 12(2), 72-74 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=460001978057049;res=IELHEA
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Redman-MacLaren, ML., Api, UK., Darius, M., Tommbe, R., Mafileo, TA., & MacLaren, D. (2014). Co-interviewing across gender and culture: expanding qualitative research methods in Melanesia. BMC Public Health. 14, 922-922 Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-14-922.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
MacLaren, D., Tommbe, R., Mafile'O, T., Manineng, C., Fregonese, F., Redman-Maclaren, M., . . . McBride, WJ. (2013). Foreskin cutting beliefs and practices and the acceptability of male circumcision for HIV prevention in Papua New Guinea. BMC Public Health. 13(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Tommbe, R., MacLaren, DJ., Redman-MacLaren, ML., Mafile'o, TA., Asugeni, L., & McBride, WJH. (2013). Researching male circumcision for HIV prevention in Papua New Guinea: A process that incorporates science, faith and culture. Health Research Policy and Systems. 11(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Browne, K., Maclaren, D., Redman-Maclaren, M., Mcbride, J., Tommbe, R., & Mafile'o, T. (2011). WILLING AND ABLE: TALKING ABOUT SEXUAL HEATH DURING MALE CIRCUMCISION RESEARCH IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE. 8, 266-266
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
MacLaren, D., Tommbe, R., Mafile'o, T., Redman-MacLaren, M., Browne, K., McBride, WJ., . . . HI, AMC. (2011). IMPLICATIONS OF MALE CIRCUMCISION FOR HIV PREVENTION IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES. JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE. 8, 230-230
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
MacLaren, D., Tommbe, R., Mafile'o, T., Redman-MacLaren, M., Browne, K., McBride, WJ., . . . Male, CHIVPP. (2011). 'I WAS CIRCUMCISED IN MY UNCLE'S COCONUT PLANTATION': LOCATION AND TECHNIQUES OF PENILE CUTTING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE. 8, 229-230
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
MacLaren, D., Tommbe, R., Mafile'o, T., Redman-MacLaren, M., Browne, K., McBride, WJ., . . . HI, AMC. (2011). 'MY BROTHER TOLD ME THAT IT WAS FOR MY OWN GOOD'-REASONS FOR PENILE CUTTING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE. 8, 229-229
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2009). Social work with indigenous communities by Linda Briskman. Social Work Education. 28(7), 804-805
[Book Review]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafile'o, T., & Api, UK. (2009). Understanding youth resilience in Papua New Guinea through life story. Qualitative Social Work. 8(4), 469-488
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Simmons, H., Mafile'o, T., Webster, J., Jakobs, J., & Thomas, C. (2008). He wero: The challenge of putting your body on the line: Teaching and learning in anti-racist practice. Social Work Education. 27(4), 366-379
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T., Simmons, H.
Meo Sewabu, L., Walsh Tapiata, KW., Mafile`o, TA., Havea, S., & Tuileto'a, R. (2008). Developing a Pacific strategy for social work at Massey University, New Zealand. The Fiji Social Workers Journal. 3, 13-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Havea, S., Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA., & Walsh-Tapiata, W. (2007). Maori and Pasifika indigenous connections. AlterNative: Journal of Indigenous Scholarship. 3(2), 128-145
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2006). Matakainga (behaving like family): The social worker-client relationship in Pasifika social work. Social Work Review. 18(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Su'a-Hawkins, A., & Mafileo, TA. (2004). What is cultural supervision?. Social Work Now. 29, 10-16 Retrieved from http://www.cyf.govt.nz/documents/about-us/publications/social-work-now/social-work-now-29-dec04.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2004). Investigating the social world: the process adn practice of research by Russell K. Schutt. Qualitative Research Journal. (4), 120-123
[Book Review]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2004). Exploring Tongan Social Work Fekau'aki (Connecting) and Fakatokilalo (Humility). Qualitative Social Work. 3(3), 239-257
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Newport, C., & Mafileo, TA. (2001). Editorial. Social Work Review. 13(3), 1-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2001). Pasifikan social work theory. Social Work Review. 13(3), 10-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafileo, T.

Book

Mafileo, TA. (2013). Pasifika social work. In M. Connolly, & L. Harms (Eds.) Social work in contexts and practice. Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Staller, KM., & Mafileo, TA. (2010). Community. In I. Shaw, K. Briar-Lawson, J. Orme, & R. Ruckdeschel (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research. (pp. 365 - 378).
[Chapter]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2009). Pasifika social work. In M. Connolly, & L. Harms (Eds.) Social Work: Contexts and practice. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafile'o, T. (2008). Tongan social work practice. In Indigenous Social Work around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice. (pp. 117 - 127).
[Chapter]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2005). Community development: A Tongan perspective. In M. Nash, R. Munford, & K. O'Donoghue (Eds.) Social work theories in action. London: Jessica Kingsly Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2001). Social work and the Pasifika dimension. In M. Nash, R. Munford, & K. Hay (Eds.) Social work in context: Fields of practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Palmerston North: School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Mafileo, T.Contributed to by: Mafileo, T.Edited by: Hay, K., Munford, R.

Thesis

Mafileo, TA. (2006). Tongan metaphors of social work practice: Hange ha pa kuo fa'u. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Mafileo, T.

Report

Tommbe, R., MacLaren, DJ., Redman-MacLaren, ML., Mafileo, TA., Asugeni, L., & McBride, WJH.(2012). What can be learned about male circumcision and HIV prevention from a cohort of students and staff at a Papua New Guinea university?. : Pacific Adventist University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Tanusiakihelotu, .(2010). A qualitative study into Pacific perspectives on cultural obligations and volunteering. : The Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit
[Technical Report]Contributed to by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA., Simeon, L., Api, UK., Gane, B., & Thomas, B.(2010). Successful models of youth leadership: A study of Papua New Guinea Youth.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA., Munford, R., & Nash, M.(1994). Women and the social services: An annotated bibliography - Volume 2. : Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mafileo, T., Munford, R.

Conference

Redman-Maclaren, M., Mafileo, TA., Tommbe, R., & Mills, J.(2015, April 28). Meeting in the middle; Cross-language qualitative health research using a lingua franca. , 2015 Qualitative Methods (QM) Conferencere
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.Contributed to by: Mafileo, T.
Freeman, B., Lapan, M., Mafileo, TA., Capell, N., Goldblatt, A., & Thompson, S. (2014). Similar but different: Conception and management of institutional policy in the United States New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. In IR. Dobson, M. Conway, & R. Sharma (Eds.) Tertiary Education Management Conference 2014 Refereed Papers. (pp. 31 - 51). : Tertiary Education Management Conference 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2014). Unlocking the potential of Papua New Guinea's contribution to 'world knowledge'through research development at PNG universities. , 4th Annual Alfred Deakin Research Institute PNG Symposium - PNG and the World
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA., & Vakalahi, H. (2014). Re-centering and re-invigorating Pacific indigenous approaches for Pacific peoples'social and economic development. , Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA.(2014, July). How can higher education transform Pasifika realities?. .
[Conference]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA.(2012, June). Using Pasifika ways to work with pasifika peoples: Moving us beyond cultural problems towards cultural strenths. .
[Conference]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Asugeni, L., MacLaren, D., & Mafileo, TA. (2012). Community leaders'attitudes toward male circumcision for HIV prevention in PNG. , Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA., Keliwin, S., Vele, JF., & Thomas, R. (2010). Reflexive engagement of personal and collective histories in a Pacific university. , 19th Pacific History Association Conference "Pacific at the Crossroads: Reflecting the Past, Adjusting the Present and Directing the Future"
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Tommbe, R., Asugeni, L., Mafileo, TA., & MacLaren, D. (2010). Documenting attitudes and practices of male circumcision among PNG university students: lessons learnt from a pilot study. , Papua New Guinea Medical Symposium
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA., Tommbe, R., Asugeni, L., MacLaren, D., Redman-MacLaren, M., & McBride, W. (2010). Researching male circumcision for HIV prevention: Lessons from a pilot study at a University in Papua New Guinea. , Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA.(2010, December). Swimming with sharks and riding the waves; Being an emerging Tongan researcher in Aotearoa and beyond.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA., Simeon, L., Api, UK., Gane, B., & Thomas, B.Photovoice in youth leadership research in Papua new Guinea: Successes, challenges and learning. . Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA.Fostering research in a Christian university: A paradigm shift for Adventist higher education in the South Pacific islands. . Asia-Pacific International University
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA., & Api, UK. (2009). Enhancing youth resilience: What can government, schools, communities and youth do together?. , Education Conference "Education, Innovation and Standards"
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA., Api, UK., & Simeon, L. (2009). Youth voices and social services development in Papua New Guinea (Pacific) contexts. , Asia Pacific Social Work Conference "Many Voices, Many communities, Social Justice for All"
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA.(2007, May). Pasifika models of practice. .
[Conference]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2007). The role of language in researching indigenous social work frameworks. , Indigenous Social Work Conference "Not Lost in Translation"
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2006). Pola as a metaphor for Tongan social work. , Vaka Vuku: Pacific Epistemologies Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2006). Tongan social work practice: Diverse cultural worldviews as the basis for human service approaches. , Sixth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA.(2006, November). Theory for today. .
[Conference]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA.(2006, November). Fakatoukatea - balancing cultures. .
[Conference]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2004). A Tongan model of social work: Weaving diversity in the context of globalisation. , Global Social Work 2004 Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2003). Shifting sands: Tongan social work journeys. , Association for Qualitative Research Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2001). Pikipiki hama kae vaevae manava: Conceptualising Tongan social work in Aotearoa. , New Initiatives Conference, School of Social Policy and Social Work, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mafileo, T.

Other

Mafileo, TA. (2006, August). Tongan-Pasifika communities in New Zealand: Ways towards wellbeing. In UCOL Winter Series, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2005, October). Cultural worldviews and human service practice: a Tongan example. In Equity Seminar Series, college of Education, University of Auckalnd.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mafileo, T.
Mafileo, TA. (2003, December). Fakafekau'aki: Ethical research relationships. In Health Research Council of New Zealand Pacific Health Research Fono.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mafileo, T.

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