I teach and research in three areas; community development, animals and Social Work and social service organisational studies. My practice background is in community development and ‘not for profit’ organisations especially Community Law Centres both at a local and national level.
My current research is focused on two areas; investigating the current ethical protections and developing ethical codes for social service providers utilising animals in their practice (with Emma Tumilty), and investigating hybridity within small NGOs in the social services sector (with Jenny Aimers).
- Location: Otago
- Qualifications: All Researchers, PhD or Doctorate
- Ethnic Groups: New Zealand European
- Area of Expertise: Community Development, Social Services
- Key Publications: Walker, P., Aimers, J., & Perry, C. (2015). Animals and social work: An emerging field of practice for Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 27(1/2), 24-35. Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (Eds.). (2013). Community development: Insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore, 241p. Walker, P. (2012). Transcultural relationships between social-service organisations and refugee and migrant organisations in New Zealand. Third Sector Review, 18(2), 27-51. Walker, P. E., & Shannon, P. T. (2011). Participatory governance: Towards a strategic model. Community Development Journal, 46(S2), ii63-ii82. doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsr011 Walker, P. (2010). Negotiating trans-cultural social service partnerships. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 22(3), 48-55. Walker, P. (2010). For better or for worse... : A Case study analysis of social services partnerships in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic, 316p. Shannon, P., & Walker, P. (2009). Partnerships and control: Lessons from a research programme into strategies for deliberative governance. New Community Quarterly, 7(2), 33-42. Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (2008). Developing a pluralist approach to organisational practice and accountability for social service and community organisations. Third Sector Review, 14(1), 35-49.
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