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Dr Polly Yeung

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Work

I am currently a senior lecturer in the School of Social Work. My teaching involve social policy, community development and research methods. My research in ageing, citizenship, veterinary social work and health and wellbeing continues to contribute to my teaching areas and research methodological development. 

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06-3569099 ext 83514
    Location: 7.28, SST
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctoral of Philosophy - Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia (2009)
  • Master of Social Work (Applied) - Massey University (2004)
  • Bachelor of Art (Education & Sociology) - University of Auckland (1999)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Successful Aging, Citizenship Participation, Social Work Education

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Counselling, Welfare and Community Services (160702): Social Work (160700): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Carryer, J., Weststrate, J., Yeung, PHY., Rodgers, V., Towers, A., & Jones, M. (2017). Prevalence of key care indicators of pressure injuries, incontinence, malnutrition, and falls among older adults living in nursing homes in New Zealand. Research in Nursing & Health.
[Journal article]Authored by: Carryer, J., Jones, M., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., White, B., & Chilvers, B. (2017). Exploring wellness of wildlife carers in New Zealand: A descriptive study. Anthrozoos. 30(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., & Rodgers, V. (2017). Quality of long term care for older people in residential settings perceptions of quality of life and care satisfaction from residents and their family members. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 33(1), 28-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Rodgers, V., Yeung, P.
Weston, JF., Gardner, D., & Yeung, P. (2017). Stressors and protective factors among veterinary students in New Zealand. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 44(1), 22-28
[Journal article]Authored by: Gardner, D., Weston, J., Yeung, P.
Wainwright, B., Julich, SJ., Waring, MJ., Yeung, PHY., & Green, JK. (2016). Leaving the experts: Experiences of liver transplantation recipients in New Zealand. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 32(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Green, J., Julich, S., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., Rodgers, V., & Dale, M. (2016). What matters most for satisfaction with active ageing in residential care: Resident, family and staff perceptions. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 24((June Supplement)), S114-S114
[Journal article]Authored by: Dale, M., Rodgers, V., Yeung, P.
Yeung, P., Rodgers, V., Dale, M., Spence, S., Ros, B., Howard, J., . . . O Donoghue, K. (2016). Psychometric testing of a person-centred care scale the Eden Warmth Survey in a long-term care home in New Zealand. Contemporary Nurse. 52(2-3), 176-190
[Journal article]Authored by: Rodgers, V., Yeung, P.
Hay, KS., Dale, M., & Yeung, P. (2016). Influencing the future generation of social workers': Field educator perspectives on social work field education. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education. 18(1), 39-54
[Journal article]Authored by: Dale, M., Hay, K., Yeung, P.
Netto, JA., Yeung, PHY., Cocks, E., & McNamara, B. (2016). Facilitators and barriers to employment for people with mental illness: A qualitative study. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 44, 61-72
[Journal article]Authored by: Yeung, P.
Yeung, P., & Breheny, M. (2016). Using the capability approach to understand the determinants of subjective well-being among community-dwelling older people in New Zealand. Age and Ageing. 45(2), 292-298
[Journal article]Authored by: Breheny, M., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., Cooper, L., & Dale, M. (2015). Prevalence and associated factors of elder abuse in a community-dwelling population of Aotearoa New Zealand: A cross-sectional study. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work. 27(3), 29-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Cooper, L., Dale, M., Yeung, P.
Thompson, P., & Yeung, PHY. (2015). 'Is a funeral a right?' Exploring indigent funerals from social work perspectives. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 27(1&2), 73-86
[Journal article]Authored by: Yeung, P.
La Grow, SJ., Towers, A., Yeung, P., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2015). The relationship between loneliness and perceived quality of life among older persons with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 109(6), 487-499
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Yeung, P., Towers, A., La Grow, S., Philipp, M., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2015). Mobility, satisfaction with functional capacity and perceived quality of life (PQOL) in older persons with self-reported visual impairment: The pathway between ability to get around and PQOL. Disability and Rehabilitation. 37(2), 113-120
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Philipp, M., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY. (2014). SPSS survival manual. A step by step guide to data analysis using IBM SPSS (5th ed). Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review.
[Book Review]Authored by: Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY. (2014). Practising Social Inclusion. Social Work Education: The International Journal.
[Book Review]Authored by: Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY. (2014). Practising Social Inclusion. Social Work Education: The International Journal.
[Book Review]Authored by: Yeung, P.
Towers, A., Yeung, P., Stevenson, B., Stephens, C., & Alpass, F. (2015). Quality of life in indigenous and non-indigenous older adults: assessing the CASP-12 factor structure and identifying a brief CASP-3. Quality of Life Research. 24(1), 193-203
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Stevenson, B., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Yeung, P., & English, ANR. (2012). A survey of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding sexual wellbeing among Chinese women living in New Zealand – a pilot study. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 24(1), 14-30 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=664646326985004;res=IELHSS
[Journal article]Authored by: English, A., Yeung, P.
La Grow, S., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2013). The impact of mobility on quality of life among older persons. Journal of Aging and Health. 25(5), 723-736
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Yeung, P., & Towers, A. (2014). An exploratory study examining the relationships between the personal, environmental and activity participation variables and quality of life among young adults with disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation. 36(1), 63-73
[Journal article]Authored by: Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Alpass, F., Stevenson, B., Carter, K., & Yeung, P. (2013). Development and Validation of a Measure of Living Standards for Older People. Social Indicators Research. 114(3), 1035-1048
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Stevenson, B., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PH., & English, A. (2012). A survey of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding sexual wellbeing among Chinese women living in New Zealand - A pilot study. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. XXIV(1), 14-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Yeung, P.
Yeung, PH., Passmore, A., & Packer, T. (2012). Examining citizenship participation in young Australian adults: A structural equation analysis. Journal of Youth Studies. 15(1), 73-98
[Journal article]Authored by: Yeung, P.
Yeung, P., LaGrow, S., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2011). The centrality of O&M in rehabilitation programs designed to enhance quality of life: A structural equation modelliing. International Journal of Orientation and Mobility. 4(1), 10 Retrieved from http://www.ijorientationandmobility.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
la Grow, S., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2011). Determinants of the overall quality of life of older persons who have difficulty seeing: The importance of the ability to get around. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 105(10), 720-730
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Yeung, P., Passmore, A., & Packer, T. (2008). Active citizens or passive recipients: How Australian young adults with cerebral palsy define citizenship. Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Journal of. 33, 65-75
[Journal article]Authored by: Yeung, P.

Thesis

Yeung, P. (2009). An investigation of citizenship participation of young adults with and without cerebral palsy. (Doctoral Thesis, Curtin University of Technology)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Yeung, P.

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.
Stanley-Clarke, N., Yeung, P., & English, A. (2016, November). Cutting the Distance in Distance education: Bridging the gap with e-technologies. Presented at Social Work in Changing Times: Towards better outcomes. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: English, A., Stanley-Clarke, N., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., Dale, M., & Gordon, S. (2016). Facilitating the shared understanding on the link between human and animal violence: Reflection on the role of veterinary social work in New Zealand. , Social Work in Changing Times: Towards Better Outcomes
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dale, M., Gordon, S., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., Dale, M., Robinson, S., & Verryt, J. (2016). Engaging social work students in research through experience-based learning: The veterinary social work experience. , Social Work in Changing Times: Towards Better Outcomes
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dale, M., 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.
Julich, S., Yeung, P., Wainwright, B., Waring, M., & Green, J. (2016). Leaving the experts: Experiences of liver transplant recipients in New Zealand. (pp. 54 - 54). , Social Work in Changing Times: Towards Better Outcomes
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Green, J., Julich, S., Yeung, P.
Green, JK., Wainwright, B., Julich, SJ., Waring, MJ., & Yeung, PHY. (2016). Leaving the experts: Liver transplantation recipients’ attaining a platform of wellness. , The 43rd Annual Conference of the Perioperative Nurses' College of NZNO
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Green, J., Julich, S., 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.
Chilvers, BL., Yeung, P., White, B., Dale, M., & O'Donoghue, M. (2015, November). The impact of compassion fatigue on veterinary professions during emergency response: The new Zealand experience. Presented at Veterinary wellness & social work summit. Tennessee, Knoxville.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Dale, M., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., La Grow, S., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C.(2014, March). The impact of loneliness on older adults with difficulty seeing. . (pp. 45 - 46).
[Conference]Authored by: Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
La Grow, S., Yeung, PHY., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C.(2014, March). Ability to get around and quality of life in older persons who have difficulty seeing: Pathways of influence.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., & Breheny, M.(2014, July). Providing a secure foundation for a life of satisfaction and happiness: Modelling the function of material wellbeing in the lives of older people. . Retreived from http://www.swsd2014.org/wp-content/uploads/SWSD-Program-Grid.pdf
[Conference]Authored by: Breheny, M., Yeung, P.
LaGrow, S., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, FM., & Stephens, C. (2014). Ability to get around and quality of life in older persons who have difficulty seeing: Pathways of influence.. , Vision 2014, the 11th International Conference on Low Vision
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Yeung, P., LaGrow, S., Towers, A., Alpass, FM., & Stephens, C. (2014). The impact of loneliness on older adults with difficulty seeing.. , Vision 2014, the 11th International Conference on Low Vision
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Towers, AJ., LaGrow, S., Yeung, P., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2014). The onset of visual disability and its longitudinal impact on the health and quality of life of older adults. Vol. 97 (pp. 282 - 285). , Vision 2014: the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation's 11th International Conference on Low Vision Australia: Wiley Online
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Alpass, FM., Stevenson, B., Carter, K., & Yeung, P. (2013). Development and validation of a measure of living standards for older people.. In Program Book(pp. S456 - S457). , 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG 2013): IAGG Congress Secretariat
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Alpass, F., Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Stevenson, B., Yeung, P.
LaGrow, S., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, FM., & Stephens, C. (2012, February). Assessing the role of mobility in a model of rehabilitation with older persons.. Presented at ICM14 International Mobility Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
LaGrow, S., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, FM., & Stephens, C. (2012, June). The impact of mobility on perceived quality of life of persons aged 55 to 72. Presented at Aging, Mobility and Quality of Life (AMQol). Ann, Arbo, Michigan, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Yeung, P., Towers, P., Alpass, FM., Stephens, C., & La Grow, S. (2012, June). The impact of mobility on perceived quality of persons aged 55 to 72. Presented at Aging, Mobility and Quality of Life (AMQoL). University of Michigan, USA..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
LaGrow, S., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2012). Assessing the role of mobility in a model of rehabilitation with older persons. In S. LaGrow (Ed.) IMC14: International Mobility Conference 2012: Mobility through the ages, up over & down under: Conference Proceedings on CD. (pp. 120 - 123). New Zealand: : International Mobility Conference 2012: Mobility through the ages, up over & down under
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.Edited by: LaGrow, S.
Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Alpass, F., Stevenson, B., Carter, K., Yeung, P., . . . Mansvelt, J. (2012, September). Developing a measure of living standards for older people using Sen's capability approach. Presented at New Zealand Association of Gerontology Ageing and Diversity Conference 2012. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Stevenson, B., Yeung, P.
Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Alpass, F., Stevenson, B., Carter, K., Yeung, P., . . . Mansvelt, J. (2012). Developing a measure of living standards for older peple using Sen's capability approach. In New Zealand Association of Gerontology: Ageing and Diversity Conference 2012: Conference Handbook(pp. 30 - 30). , New Zealand Association of Gerontology: Ageing and Diversity Conference New Zealand: New Zealand Association of Gerontology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Alpass, F., Breheny, M., Mansvelt, J., Stephens, C., Stevenson, B., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PH., & Good, G.(2012, July 8). Does social media influence civic and political engagement? An investigation into young adults in New Zealand. , Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Yeung, P.
Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Alpass, F., Stevenson, B., Carter, K., Yeung, P., . . . Mansvelt, J.(2012, September). Developing a measure of living standards for older people using Sen’s capability approach. .
[Conference]Authored by: Yeung, P.
Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Alpass, F., Stevenson, B., Carter, K., Yeung, P., . . . Mansvelt, J.(2012, June). Measuring living standards of older people using the capability approach. .
[Conference]Authored by: Alpass, F., Breheny, M., Mansvelt, J., Stephens, C., Yeung, P.
LaGrow, S., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C.(2012, February). Assessing the role of mobility in a model of rehabilitation with older persons. Proceedings of the 14th International Mobility Conference (IMC-14). (pp. 120 - 123). Retreived from http://www.imc14.com/
[Conference]Authored by: Yeung, P.
Yeung, P. (2010). Citizenship: The value of social participation. A comparison between young people with and without cerebral palsy (CP). In New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists (NZAOT) Conference 2010(pp. Not num - Not num). : CUBRO Rehab Limited
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Yeung, P.
Yeung, P., & Passmore, A. (2007). Active citizens or passive recipients: How Australian young people with cerebral palsy define citizenship. In Cerebral Palsy Australia's National Conference 2007(pp. 48 - 48). : Cerebral Palsy Australia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Yeung, P.

Report

Carryer, JB., Weststrate,, J., Yeung, P., Rodgers, V., Towers, A., & Jones, MF.(2017). National Care Indicator Programme (NCIP-NZ) 2016. Report to the funder; Central Technical Advisory Services.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Carryer, J., Rodgers, V., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., Mooney, H., & English, A.(2016). Non-government Organisations (NGO) study awards – Exploring the impact on social work students and social service prganisations.
[Technical Report]Authored by: English, A., Mooney, H., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., Dale, M., Rodgers, V., & O'Donoghue, K.(2016). The impact of person-directed care at metlifecare - application of the Eden alternative.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Dale, M., O'Donoghue, K., Rodgers, V., Yeung, P.
Gordon, S., Yeung, PHY., Weston, J., Verryt, J., & Dale, M.(2016). Being a Veterinary Student – What Helps to Sustain the Veterinary School Journey?.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Dale, M., Gordon, S., Weston, J., Yeung, P.
Yeung, PHY., Dale, M., Rodgers, V., & Cooper, L.(2016). The impact of person-directed care at Metlifecare - Application of the Eden Alternative. An interim report..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cooper, L., Dale, M., Rodgers, V., Yeung, P.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Philippa Wood - PhD
    The Role of Organisation in Promoting Youth Civic Engagement in Aotearoa

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