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Dr Tracie Mafileo

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Work


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


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.
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. (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.


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.


Sua-Tavila, A., Yeates, DB., Kuir-Ayius, D., Lawihin, D., Ravulo, J., Vasutoga, K., . . . Walsh-Tapiata, W. (2017, September). Pacific social work collaborations: Bridging gaps, challenging dominant discourses and our journey thus far.. Presented at ANZSWWER Symposium 2017 Challenging Dominant Discourses. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mafileo, T.Contributed to by: Faleolo, M.

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