Ms Deborah Ann Espiner

MA, HDipTchg, DipEHC

Biography

Previous professional experience

  • Teacher, Senior Teacher, Deputy Principal
  • Adviser on Handicapped Children
  • Lecturer

Other interests or drivers

  • Promoting quality lifestyles for marginalised groups
  • Inclusive schools where all students are supported and valued
  • Systems and processes within schools, programme and curriculum development
  • Person centred organisational systems

Research | Current

  • Planning with organisations - operational and strategic
  • Person-centred planning
  • Transition
  • Inclusive curriculums
  • Working with teams

View  Debbie's Google Scholar profile here.

Teaching | Current

  • Theoretical constructs and discourses of disability
  • Supported living, employment and ongoing education
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Inclusive curriculum
  • Inclusive education policy and provision
  • Collaborative teaming
  • Professional communication skills
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Leadership and change management

Responsibilities

  • Marketing
  • Future students
  • Partnerships
  • Research Seminar Series

Areas of expertise

  • Organisational design and reform from systems driven to supports that are person centred
  • Person centred thinking and planning
  • Community development
  • Inclusive schooling
  • Disability support
  • Facilitation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Professional Links

  • New Zealand Association Study Intellectual Disability (NZASID): Vice President
  • Citizen Advocacy Auckland (Inc): Chair
  • Circle of Courage Trust: Chair
  • Programme Committee, Certificate in Employment Skills and  Certificate in Employment and Community Skills, UNITEC, 2011-

University Committees served on

  • School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work Research Committee
  • School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work Partnerships

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hughes, D., Espiner, D., & Hartnett, F. (2014). My journey to become a self advocate. Paper presented at ASID NZ 2014 Annual Conference, Let's talk some more, Novotel, Hamilton, New Zealand. 9 April - 10 April 2014. Related URL.
  • Espiner, D. A., & Hartnett, F. (2014). Let's talk: Tuning into the voice of young people. Paper presented at ASID NZ 2014 Annual Conference, Let's talk some more, Novotel, Hamilton, New Zealand. 9 April - 10 April 2014. Related URL.
  • Espiner, D. A., & Hartnett, F. M. (2014). Confinement, community, citizenship. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 17 (3), 122-136. 10.1921/swssr.v17i3
  • Guild, D., & Espiner, D. (2014). Strengthening resilience in families. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 22 (4), 38-41. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22063
  • Rogers, K., Hartnett, F., & Espiner, D. A. (2013). My story over time: An individual’s life experiences. Paper presented at Australian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) 48th Annual Conference, Sheraton on Park, Sydney, Australia. 6 November - 8 November 2013. 48th ASID Annual Conference 2013.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22066
  • Espiner, D., & Hartnett, F. (2013). Time to change: The modernisation of vocational services. Paper presented at Australian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) 48th Annual Conference, Sheraton on Park , Sydney, Australia. 6 November - 8 November 2013. 48th Annual ASID Conference. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22067
  • O'Brien P, Novak Amado, A., & Espiner, D. A. (2013). Our Time World Café – What does social inclusion mean to you?. Paper presented at Association Study Intellectual Disability (ASID) 48th Annual Conference, Sheraton on Park Sydney, Australia. 6 November - 8 November 2013. Association Study Intellectual Disability (ASID) 48th Annual Conference. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22314
  • O'Brien P, Novak Amado, A., & Espiner, D. A. (2013). Our Time World Café – What does choice mean to you?. Paper presented at Association Study Intellectual Disability (ASID) 48th Annual Conference,, Sheraton on Park , Sydney, Australia,. 6 November - 8 November 2013. Association Study Intellectual Disability (ASID) 48th Annual Conference,. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22313

Identifiers

Contact details

Alternative contact

d.espiner@auckland.ac.nz

Primary location

N - BLOCK. EPSOM - Bldg 6EN
Level 4, Room 408
EPSOM CAMPUS, 74 EPSOM AVE
EPSOM
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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