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Hannah Mooney

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Work


Contact details

  • Location: 7.07, SST
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Maori Mental Health, Mental Health, Mental Health Social Work, Social Work practice, Helping skills, Working with Children and Youth


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

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

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs


Mooney, H., Dale, M., & Hay, K. (2020). Quality social work placements for Māori social work students. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 32(3), 54-67 Retrieved from
[Journal article]Authored by: Hay, K., Mooney, H.
Yeung, P., Mooney, H., English, A., & O’Donoghue, K. (2020). Non-government organization study awards: enhancing successful completion of social work qualification. Social Work Education. 39(5), 681-698
[Journal article]Authored by: Mooney, H., O'Donoghue, K., Yeung, P.
Mooney, HA. (2012). Māori social work views and practices of rapport building with rangatahi Māori. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 24(3 and 4), 49-64 Retrieved from
[Journal article]Authored by: Mooney, H.


Mooney, H., Watson, A., Ruwhiu, P., & English, A. (2019). Māori Social Work and Māori Mental Health in Aotearoa New Zealand. Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore
[Chapter]Authored by: Mooney, H., Ruwhiu, P., Watson, A.
Mooney, HA., & English, AR. (2017). Māori spirituality in Social Work: Working with Māori - spiritual implications and perspectives. In L. Dhiman, & H. Rettig (Eds.) Spiritualitat Religion: Perspektiven fur die Socziale Arbeit. (pp. 118 - 131). Germany: Beltz Juventa
[Chapter]Authored by: Mooney, H.
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: Mooney, H., O'Donoghue, K.
Mooney, HA., & Dale, MP. (2016). Facilitating closure. In J. Maidment, & R. Egan (Eds.) Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare. (pp. 299 - 313). Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin
[Chapter]Authored by: Mooney, H.


Mooney, HA. (2009). The value of rapport in rangatahi Maori mental health: A Maori social work perspective. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Mooney, H.
Mooney, HA.The value of rapport in rangatahi Maori mental health: A Maori social work perspective. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Mooney, H.


Dale, M., Cooper, L., & Mooney, H.(2019). Harrison Street Community Church Whanganui Community Needs Assessment Report.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cooper, L., Mooney, H.
Yeung, PHY., Mooney, H., & English, A.(2016). Non-government Organisations (NGO) study awards – Exploring the impact on social work students and social service organisations.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mooney, H., Yeung, P.


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: Mooney, H., O'Donoghue, K., Yeung, P.
Mooney, HA. (2015, September). The importance of rapport when working with Rangatahi Māori: A research methodology and practice issues for Māori Mental Health Social Workers. Presented at Third International Indigenous Social Work Conference. Darwin, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mooney, H.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 179.121 Identity Development in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • 179.310 Integrated Practice with Groups and Families
  • 179.778 Mental Health and Social Work