Associate Professor Allen Bartley

PhD, BA (Hons)

Research | Current

Research interests include:

  • Migration; Migrant adaptation and settlement in New Zealand
  • 1.5 generation New Zealanders and transnational migration
  • transnational social work; transnational professions
  • New Zealand biculturalism/multiculturalism and social cohesion

Current Projects:

  • Crossing Borders: An exploration of migrant professional workforce dynamics
    • Engaging the social work profession in the transnational professional space
    • Coming Home: The experiences of New Zealand social workers who have returned to professional practice at home after practising overseas (NZ Survey)

View Allen's GoogleScholar profile here

Teaching | Current


Teaching Areas

  • Supervision of PhD theses
  • Introductory Sociology for social work & the human services
  • Applied research methods
  • Clinical Data Mining and Practice-based Research in social work settings
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods & data analysis using NVivo and SPSS

Allen has also taught research methods in the postgraduate programme of the Sociology Department, and has supervised postgraduate thesis students from the Faculty of Arts.

Postgraduate supervision

Current supervisions include:

A. Koh, PhD. Learning to live: Older Korean migrants’ life-long learning experience in New Zealand

Z. Li, PhD. From path dependence to path creation: lessons from contemporary politics of pension reforms in New Zealand and China.

R. Liu, PhD. The impact of religious adherence on civic engagement amongst New Zealand immigrants.

B. O'Connor, PhD. From Act to Actuality: Normalizing child protection policies in a New Zealand school.

S. Peter, PhD. The Transition of Transnational Social Workers (TSWs): Perspectives of TSWs and Employers of TSWs in Aotearoa New Zealand


L. Park, PhD. An exploration of the notion of trust experienced by Korean migrants living in Auckland.

M. Koh, PhD. Learning to live: Older Korean migrants’ life-long learning experience in New Zealand.

L. Hashemi, PhD. The Immigration experience and adaptation of Middle Eastern immigrant families to New Zealand: The case of Iranian families.

C. Harrison-Fletcher, MSW. Welfare Guardians For Un-befriended Adults in Aotearoa.




Head of School, School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Beddoe, E., & Bartley, A. (2019). Reviewing the benefits and challenges of overseas practice: Reflections upon coming home. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review, 31 (1), 72-88. 10.11157/anzswj-vol31iss1id531
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe
  • Beddoe, E., Bartley, A., O'Connor E, & Brown, M. (2018). Transnational social workers: Opportunities and challenges in a global profession. Paper presented at Social Work and Social Development Global, Dublin, Ireland. 4 July - 7 July 2018.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe
  • Bartley, A., & Beddoe, L. (2018). Transnational social work: Opportunities and challenges of a global profession.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe
  • Marlowe, J. M., Bartley, A., & Collins, F. (2017). Digital belongings: The intersections of social cohesion, connectivity and digital media. Ethnicities, 17 (1), 85-102. 10.1177/1468796816654174
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jay Marlowe
  • Bartley, A. (2017). Transnational social workers in Australia: naivety in the transnational professional space. In A. Bartley, E. Beddoe (Eds.) Transnational social work: Opportunities and challenges of a global profession (pp. 89-105). Bristol: Policy Press.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe
  • Bingham, T., Wirjapranata, J., & Bartley, A. (2017). Building resilience and resourcefulness: The evolution of an academic and information literacy strategy for first year social work students. Information and Learning Science, 118 (7-8), 433-446. 10.1108/ILS-05-2017-0046
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Josie Wirjapranata
  • Peter, S., Bartley, A., & Beddoe, L. (2017). Transnational social workers’ transition into receiving countries: What lessons can be learned from nursing and teaching?: Tewhakawhitinga o ngā toki tūārangi kaimahi pāpori ki ngā whenua hou: He aha ngā akoranga hou kua kitea i ngā neehi me ngā kaiako?. European Journal of Social Work10.1080/13691457.2017.1366430
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe
  • Sampson, J., Marlowe, J., De Haan, I., & Bartley, A. (2016). Resettlement journeys: A pathway to success? An analysis of the experiences of young people from refugee backgrounds in Aotearoa New Zealand’s education system. New Zealand Sociology, 31 (1), 31-48.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Irene De Haan, Jay Marlowe


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 312D
New Zealand

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