Dr Allen Bartley

PhD, BA (Hons)

Research | Current

Research interests include:

  • Migration; Migrant adaptation and settlement in New Zealand
  • 1.5 generation New Zealanders and transnational migration
  • transnational social work; transnational professions
  • New Zealand biculturalism/multiculturalism and social cohesion

Current Projects:

  • Crossing Borders: An exploration of migrant professional workforce dynamics
    • Engaging the social work profession in the transnational professional space
    • Coming Home: The experiences of New Zealand social workers who have returned to professional practice at home after practising overseas (NZ Survey)

View Allen's GoogleScholar profile here

Teaching | Current


Teaching Areas

  • Supervision of PhD theses
  • Introductory Sociology for social work & the human services
  • Applied research methods
  • Clinical Data Mining and Practice-based Research in social work settings
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods & data analysis using NVivo and SPSS

Allen has also taught research methods in the postgraduate programme of the Sociology Department, and has supervised postgraduate thesis students from the Faculty of Arts.

Postgraduate supervision

Current supervisions include:

L. Chubb, PhD. Creating Conversations: Using Participatory Action to Develop a Platform for Sex Talk in Coast Province, Kenya.

S. Peter, PhD. The Transition of Transnational Social Workers (TSWs): Perspectives of TSWs and Employers of TSWs in Aotearoa New Zealand

R. Liu, PhD. The impact of religious adherence on civic engagement amongst New Zealand immigrants.

L. Park, PhD. An exploration of the notion of trust experienced by Korean migrants living in Auckland.

M. Koh, PhD. Learning to live: Older Korean migrants’ life-long learning experience in New Zealand.

L. Hashemi, PhD. The Immigration experience and adaptation of Middle Eastern immigrant families to New Zealand: The case of Iranian families.

C. Harrison-Fletcher, MSW. Welfare Guardians For Un-befriended Adults in Aotearoa.




Head of School, School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Bartley, A., & Beddoe, L. (2018). Transnational social work: Opportunities and challenges of a global profession.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe
  • Marlowe, J. M., Bartley, A., & Collins, F. (2017). Digital belongings: The intersections of social cohesion, connectivity and digital media. Ethnicities, 17 (1), 85-102. 10.1177/1468796816654174
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31857
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jay Marlowe
  • Bingham, T., Wirjapranata, J., & Bartley, A. (2017). Building resilience and resourcefulness: The evolution of an academic and information literacy strategy for first year social work students. Information and Learning Science, 118 (7-8), 433-446. 10.1108/ILS-05-2017-0046
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tricia Bingham, Josie Wirjapranata
  • Peter, S., Bartley, A., & Beddoe, L. (2017). Transnational social workers’ transition into receiving countries: What lessons can be learned from nursing and teaching?: Te whakawhitinga o ngā toki tūārangi kaimahi pāpori ki ngā whenua hou: He aha ngā akoranga hou kua kitea i ngā neehi me ngā kaiako?. European Journal of Social Work10.1080/13691457.2017.1366430
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Shajimon Peter, Liz Beddoe
  • Sampson, J., Marlowe, J., De Haan, I., & Bartley, A. (2016). Resettlement journeys: A pathway to success? An analysis of the experiences of young people from refugee backgrounds in Aotearoa New Zealand’s education system. New Zealand Sociology, 31 (1), 31-48.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34025
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Irene De Haan, Jay Marlowe
  • Bartley, A. (2016). Law and policy. In J. Maidment, L. Beddoe (Eds.) Social policy for social work and human services in Aotearoa New Zealand: Diverse perspectives (pp. 34-48). Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe
  • Fouché C, & Bartley, A. (2016). Teaching Data Analysis to the Data-Averse: A Framework for Educators. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 36 (1), 70-83. 10.1080/08841233.2016.1125231
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28610
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christa Fouche
  • Fouché C, Beddoe, L., Bartley, A., & Parkes, E. (2016). Are we ready for them? Overseas-qualified social workers' professional cultural transition. European Journal of Social Work, 19 (1), 106-119. 10.1080/13691457.2015.1022858
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30791
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christa Fouche, Liz Beddoe


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 312D
New Zealand

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