Emily Keddell

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Emily has a practice background in child protection social work, residential social work with children, family support social work, youth work and work with homeless people. She has taught at the University of Otago since 2005. Emily's research interests revolve around two main areas: child welfare (policy and practice) and multiple ethnicities. Emily is a Registered Social Worker, an associate member of Child Poverty Action Group, a founding member of the Re-Imagining Social Work blog collective, and a member of the Editorial Collective of the Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Journal.

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Journal article

10 May 2016

In the last few years, predictive risk modelling has been suggested for use in the child welfare environment as an efficient means of targeting preventive resources and improving practitioner decision-making. First raised in the green paper on vulnerable children, then translated into the white paper...


15 Apr 2013

The process of coming to judgement in child protection social work is like deciding whether or not to jump from the Titanic as it lists: both types of decisions operate under limited time, conditions of uncertainty, lack of complete knowledge of all relevant factors, unknown...


14 Dec 2012

This thesis seeks to not only identify and describe the factors that influence identity in people of mixed parentage, but also to analyse why and how these influences operate. In order to do this, an ecological approach is taken which attempts to illuminate issues at...

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