Dr Matt Rankine

BA Auckland, MSW(Applied) Massey, PhD (Social Work) PGDipProfSup Auckland, MANZASW


Matt currently works as a Lecturer across the BSW, MSW(Professional) and Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision programmes. In particular Matt is involved in the delivery of a number of the Postgraduate Professional Supervision papers, Children and Families and Practice Skills papers across the BSW and MSW-P programmes. He has previously been involved with Fieldwork Education.

Matt has also provided external supervision for supervisors, Team Leaders, practitioners and students from different social work areas. He has also been a regular contributor for the ANZASW Competency panel and member on Child Protection Resource panels at Oranga Tamariki.

Matt has had over fifteen years experience within Social work and another 5 years Residential Social work working with children, young people and families. These have been in a number of state organisations, NGO and other sectors in Aotearoa/New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. Matt is familiar in the areas of supervision, child protection, health and disability and has published in the areas of field education and supervision.

Recently, Matt graduated with the first PhD in Social Work within the School. Matt's research explored the area of reflective supervision within the community child welfare setting.

Research | Current

  • Professional Supervision
  • Fieldwork Education
  • Investigation and assessment tools and approaches
  • Child protection

Teaching | Current

  • Supervised Field Practice and Professional Development
  • Professional Supervision
  • Child Protection
  • Social work practice skills

Postgraduate supervision

Supervisors: Associate Professor Christa Fouché and Associate Professor Liz Beddoe

Areas of expertise

  • Professional Supervision
  • Children and families in statutory and community settings
  • International social work
  • Disability
  • Health

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Registered Social Worker, Current Annual Practising Certificate, SWRB (Social Work Registration Board)
  • Active Member of ANZASW (Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers)
  • Student admissions
  • Head of Programme for Professional Supervision.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 5, Room 504
New Zealand