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Lareen Cooper MBA, DipSocSc, BA

Associate Head of School - Social Work & Social Policy

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
School of Social Work

Lareen Cooper is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Services. She has many years experience as a Senior Manager in the health sector in New Zealand.

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Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 3569099 Ext 83519
    Location: Room 7.02, Level 7, Social Science Tower
    Campus: Turitea


  • Master of Business Administration - Massey University (1991)
  • Diploma in Social Sciences - Massey University (1989)
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Waikato (1982)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

She is interested in the management of human services organisations and the education of managers and staff.


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Organisation and Management Theory (150310):
Policy and Administration (160500): Public Administration (160509): Social Policy (160512): Social Work (160700): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Outputs


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., Yeung, P.
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.


Kim, H., & Cooper, L. (2021). Refugees. In Social Policy Practice and Processes in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 425 - 437). : Massey Texts
[Chapter]Authored by: Cooper, L., Kim, H.
Stanley-Clarke, N., Cooper, L., Ruwhiu, P., Kim, H., & Julich, S. (2021). Social services. In Social Policy Practice and Processes in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 383 - 392). : Massey Texts
[Chapter]Authored by: Cooper, L., Julich, S., Kim, H., Ruwhiu, P., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Hay, KS., Dale, MD., & Cooper, L.(2016). Social work in Aotearora New Zealand: Exploring fields of practice. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Cooper, L., Hay, K.
Cooper, LA., Nash, EM., & Umugwaneza, A. (2016). Social work with refugee women: Narrative and empowerment. In J. Prescott (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Race, Gender, and the Fight for Equality. (pp. 559 - 579). : IGI Global
[Chapter]Contributed to by: Cooper, L.


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., Dale, M., Rodgers, V., & Cooper, L.(2016). The impact of person-directed care at Metlifecare - Application of the Eden Alternative. An interim report. : Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Cooper, L., Yeung, P.


Hay, KS., Dale, MD., & Cooper, L. (2016). Responding to students: The collaborative development of a multi-media text. , ANZSWWER Symposium
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cooper, L., Hay, K.
Hay, KS., Dale, MD., & Cooper, L. (2016, September). Responding to students: The collaborative development of a multi-media text. Presented at ANZSWWER Symposium. Townsville, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cooper, L., Hay, K.


Stanley-Clarke, N., & Cooper, L. (2021, May). Social Services 2021. In Public policy students. Presented at Victoria University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cooper, L., Stanley-Clarke, N.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated