Dr 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
  • New Zealand biculturalism/multiculturalism and social cohesion

Current Projects:

  • Crossing Borders: An exploration of migrant professional workforce dynamics
    • Coming Home: The experiences of New Zealand social workers who have returned to professional practice at home after practising overseas (NZ Survey)
    • Social work employers and managers’ perspectives of migrant social workers (Qualitative comparative study: Auckland, London, Adelaide & Hartford, CT, USA)
  • The urban/digital nexus: Participation, belonging and social media in Auckland (a study of social media use by members of migrant communities in Auckland)

View Allen's GoogleScholar profile here

Teaching | Current


  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Human Services
  • Master of Social Work (Professional)
  • Masters & PhD thesis supervision

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:

L. Chubb, PhD. Creating Conversations: Using Participatory Action to Develop a Platform for Sex Talk in Coast Province, Kenya.

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

A. Martin, PhD. Transgression, Discipline and Child/Parent Relationship Dynamics.

S. Eisenberg, PhD. Immigration without immigrating: Psychological and social responses to life transitions.

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

S. Kim, MSW. The role of ethnic-based churches in supporting Korean migrants and their families in New Zealand.


Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Chair, CHSSWK Graduate Committee
  • Faculty of Education Posgraduate Committee
  • BSW Year 1 Coordinator
  • BSW & MSWP recruitment coordination

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • 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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31857
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Francis Collins, Jay Marlowe
  • Fouché C, Beddoe, L., Bartley, A., & Parkes, E. (2016). Are we ready for them? Overseas-qualified social workers' professional cultural transition. European Journal of Social Work, 19 (1), 106-119. 10.1080/13691457.2015.1022858
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30791
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christa Fouche, 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. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Irene De Haan, Jay Marlowe
  • Bartley, A. (2016). Law and policy. In J. Maidment, L. Beddoe (Eds.) Social policy for social work and human services in Aotearoa New Zealand: Diverse perspectives (pp. 34-48). Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe
  • Fouché C, & Bartley, A. (2016). Teaching Data Analysis to the Data-Averse: A Framework for Educators. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 36 (1), 70-83. 10.1080/08841233.2016.1125231
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28610
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christa Fouche
  • Marlowe, J. M., Bartley, A., & Hibtit, A. (2014). The New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy: implications for identity, acculturation and civic participation. Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 9 (2), 60-69. 10.1080/1177083X.2014.934847
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23290
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jay Marlowe
  • Fouche, C., Beddoe, L., Bartley, A., & De Haan, I. (2014). Enduring professional dislocation: Migrant social workers' perceptions of their professional roles. British Journal of Social Work, 44 (7), 2004-2022. 10.1093/bjsw/bct054
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30147
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Irene De Haan, Christa Fouche, Liz Beddoe
  • Bartley, A. (2014). (Un)Problematic multiculturalism: Challenges and opportunities for social cohesion in New Zealand. In N. Vasu, Y. Chin, K. Y. Law (Eds.) Nations, national narratives and communities in the Asia-Pacific (pp. 128-164). Abington, UK and New York, NY: Routledge. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27891


Contact details

Primary location

Level 3, Room 312D
New Zealand

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