Mr Matt Rankine

PhD Candidate, MSW(Applied), PGDipProfSup, BA, MANZASW


Matt currently works as a Professional Teaching Fellow across the BSW, MSW(Professional) and Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision programmes. In particular Matt is involved in the delivery of the Fieldwork Education and Practice Skills papers and a number of the Postgraduate Professional Supervision papers.

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 Child Youth and Family.

Matt has had over ten 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.

Currently, Matt is studying part time towards a PhD concerning the area of reflective practice in 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)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Rankine, M., Beddoe, L., O’Brien M, & Fouché C (2017). What’s your agenda? Reflective supervision in community-based child welfare services. European Journal of Social Work, 1-13. 10.1080/13691457.2017.1326376
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe, Christa Fouche
  • Rankine, M. (2017). What are we thinking? Supervision as the vehicle for reflective practice in community-based child welfare services The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Appleton, C., Rankine, M., & Hare, J. (2016). Research pods: Breaking down barriers, demystifying research for social work students and practitioners in the practice setting. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 18 (2), 107-122. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cherie Appleton
  • Rankine, M. (2016). ‘Reflective supervision in austere times: A child welfare perspective’. Paper presented at Current Themes and Challenges in Supervision in Health and Social Services., University of Auckland, Kohia Centre, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Epsom,. 21 November - 21 November 2016. Related URL.
  • Rankine, M., & Thompson, A. (2015). ‘Swimming to shore’: co-constructing supervision with a thinking-aloud process. Reflective Practice, 16 (4), 508-521. 10.1080/14623943.2015.1064377
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Thompson
  • Rankine, M., & Thompson, A. (2015). ‘Swimming to shore': Co-constructing supervision with a thinking aloud process. Paper presented at Social Work Education in Europe: Towards 2025, Biccoca University, Milan, Italy. 29 June - 2 July 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Thompson
  • Rankine, M., & Thompson, A. (2015). ‘Swimming to shore. Co-constructing supervision with a ‘thinking aloud’ process’. Paper presented at Social Work Education in Europe: towards 2025., Milan, Italy. 29 June - 2 July 2015. Related URL.
  • Appleton, C. M., Rankine, M., & Hare, J. (2014). An appreciative inquiry into cultivating 'fit and proper' students. Paper presented at Social Workers Registration Board Conference, Te Papa Wellington New Zealand. 11 November - 12 November 2013. Protecting the public-enhancing the profession : edited proceedings from the Social Workers Registration Board conference 2013 = E tiaki ana i te hapori-e manaaki ana i nga mahi.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cherie Appleton, Jenny Hare

Contact details

Primary location

Level 4, Room 414A
New Zealand