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)

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  • Rankine, M., & Beddoe, E. (2020). The space to think critically: How supervision can support sustainable practice in social service organisations. In B. R. Crisp, A. Taket (Eds.) Sustaining Social Inclusion (pp. 171-185). Routledge. 10.4324/9780429397936-16
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe
  • Rankine, M. (2019). The ‘thinking aloud’ process: a way forward in social work supervision. Reflective Practice, 20 (1), 97-110. 10.1080/14623943.2018.1564651
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48905
  • Davys, A., Howard, F., Rankine, M., & Thompson, A. (2019). Supervision Under the Microscope: Critical Conversations in a Learning Community. Practice, 31 (5), 359-374. 10.1080/09503153.2018.1558196
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48904
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Allyson Davys
  • Rankine, M. (2019). The internal/external debate: The tensions within social work supervision. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review, 31 (3), 32-45. 10.11157/anzswj-vol31iss3id646
  • Rankine, M. (2018). How Critical are we? Revitalising Critical Reflection in Supervision. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 20 (2), 31-46. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48845
  • Webster, M., & Rankine, M. (2018). Workshop: Connecting academic knowledge and workplace realities: Pedagogical and technological challenges. Paper presented at SWSD 2018, Dublin. 4 July - 8 July 2018.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48938
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mike Webster
  • Rankine, M., Beddoe, L., O'Brien M, & Fouché C (2018). What’s your agenda? Reflective supervision in community-based child welfare services. European Journal of Social Work, 21 (3), 428-440. 10.1080/13691457.2017.1326376
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe, Christa Fouche
  • Rankine, M. (2017). ‘Sharing insight’ - thinking aloud in reflective supervision. Paper presented at ANZSWWER Symposium 2017, ‘Challenging Dominant Discourses’, University of Auckland, Epsom campus. 6 September - 8 September 2017.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38070


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 5, Room 504
New Zealand

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