Associate Professor Jay Marlowe

PhD, MSW, BA (Hons)

Biography

Associate Professor Jay Marlowe’s research activities are in the areas of refugee studies with a focus on settlement, migration policy and disaster risk reduction.  As a social worker and former visiting fellow with the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, he has experience working with refugee communities as a practitioner and researcher to inform refugee settlement in relation to practice, policy and theory. He has published more than 50 peer reviewed papers in relation to these fields.

Jay has secured (as principal or associated investigator) numerous external grants worth more than $2.2 million.  These activities include collaborations across Europe, Australasia and North America.  He is a current receipient of a Marsden fast start which examines how refugees practise transnational family and friendship through social media. Other major collaboration include European funded project on crisis translation and the National Science Challenges that focuses on societal resilience to disasters within Auckland. In 2016, he was a visiting scholar at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado. 

Professionally, Jay has worked as a social worker at the Loss and Grief Centre in Adelaide which provided counselling and community development initiatives for people and communities living through loss and trauma. He has also worked in a number of international settings that includes working for three years in wilderness programs with adjudicated youths in the United States. He worked as a director of a Guatemalan organisation called Quetzaltrekkers that supported a school known as the Escuela de la Calle (School of the Streets). This organisation assisted in providing free education to children from low income backgrounds and supported homeless children by offering a free dormitory, food and family support services. He has also worked on a community development initiative with an indigenous community in the Amazon basin of Ecuador.
 

Research | Current

 

Jay’s primary area of research interest focuses upon refugee settlement, social inclusion and ways that migrant communities can participate within civil society. Click on the following links to hear radio interviews about his doctoral research with Sudanese refugees and a recent project on refugee communities' perspectives and responses to the Canterbury Earthquakes.  In 2014, he was co-editor for a special issue on Refugee Resettlement in New Zealand which is open access and is available on the link above.

You can view Jay's Google Scholar profile here.

Current Research

  • 2017: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) -- Crisis Translation, Associate Investigator, €230,000
  • 2016 – 2017: National Science Challenges, Societal Resliience to Disasters, Auckland Community Resilience Project, Associate Investigator
  • 2016: Principal Investigator -- Marsden Fast Start, Royal Society of New Zealand, Resettled but not Reunited: Refugees, Belonging and Digital Media, $300,000
  • 2016:  Engaged Social Science Research Cafe (ESocSci) Aotearoa New Zealand Refugee Settlement Conservatory: Investigating the Questions that Count (with AP Louise Humpage), $17,400
  • 2014 – 2016: Principal Investigator, Early Career Research Excellence Award, University of Auckland, Information Communication Technologies and Refugee Background Communities: Implications for Disaster Risk Reduction, $25,000
  • 2013 – 2016: Principal Investigator, Thematic Research Initiative: Transforming Cities, The urban/digital nexus: Participation, belonging and social media in Auckland, $15,000
  • 2013 - 2015: Associate Investigator, World University Network Fund (WUN), Comparative Refugee Settlement Policy, £10,000 ($19,350)
  • 2012 - 2014: Principal Investigator, Faculty Development Research Fund, University of Auckland, Refugee Settlement and Canterbury Earthquakes, $39,856

Awards and Prizes

  • 2017 National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award, Ako Aotearoa
  • 2015 Marsden Fast Start, Royal Society, $300,000
  • 2014 Early Career Research Excellence Award, University of Auckland
  • 2014 Highly Commended Paper for Disaster Prevention and Management, see http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/DPM-01-2013-0019
  • 2013 Early Career Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Auckland
  • 2013 Royal Society New Zealand, Disaster Bioethics Action Group, $5000
  • 2013 Early Career Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Education
  • 2009 AFUW-SA Cathy Candler Bursary, AU$3500 ($4080)
  • 2009 Flinders University Overseas Travelling Fellowship, the most prestigious award offered to a doctoral student at Flinders University
  • 2009 Australian Bicentennial Scholarship, King’s College London, £2,000 ($3870)
  • 2008-2010 National Health and Medical Research Council Biomedical Scholarship

Teaching | Current

  • Culture and diversity
  • Migration
  • Working with Loss, Grief and Trauma
  • Social Work Theory

Postgraduate supervision

Completed

  • Wille, J. (2014) 'A tree is not a tree without its leaves… Exploring integration and belonging among South Sudanese Australians in Canberra' (PhD)
  • Cartwright, J. (2016) 'Youth Justice Outcomes and FGC processes' (Master of Social Work)

  • Gebremariam, S. (2015) 'Parental participation in primary schools: a case study of Ethiopian refugee parents in Auckland' (Master of Education)

  • Xu, J. (2013) 'Mental Health Professionals Experiences of Working with Chinese Migrants' (Master of Social Work)
  • Deng, S. (2012) 'Sudanese Family Dynamics: Parenting in Different Contexts' (Master of Counselling)

Current

  • Balay-as, M. (ongoing) 'Psycho-social Processes in Post-Disaster Management among the Kankanaey People in the Philippines' (PhD)
  • Eisenberg, S. (ongoing) 'Immigration without Immigrating' (PhD)
  • Ronoh, S. (ongoing) ‘Disaster Risk Reduction: Contributions by Children with Disabilities’ (PhD)
  • Jain, N. (ongoing) 'Institutional ableism and stereotype threat' (PhD)
  • Pereau, M. (ongoing) ‘Examining social action in Aotearoa New Zealand through the experiences, interactions and imaginations of young social activists’ (PhD)
  • Pak, S. (ongoing) 'Motivation and identity of youth refugee ESL learners in New Zealand' (PhD)
  • Dehar, T. (ongoing) 'Adjustment to Work in New Zealand: Resettled Refugee and Employer Perspectives' (PhD)

Responsibilities

  • Associate Dean (PBRF), Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • Associate Head of School, Research
  • Chair, School Research Committee
  • Registered Social Worker, Social Workers Registration Board
  • Member, New Zealand Ethics Committee, national committee which provides an ethical review process for researchers and organisations not eligible for health or institutional ethics review
  • Member, Faculty Staffing Committee
  • Member, European Cooperation for Science and Technology Action Group on Disaster Bioethics

Areas of expertise

  • Refugees and Migrants
  • Resettlement
  • Acculturation and Identity
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Loss, Grief and Trauma

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Marlowe, J., & Humpage, L. (2016). Policy responses to refugees in Aotearoa New Zealand: A rights-based analysis. In J. Maidment, L. Beddoe (Eds.) Social policy for social work and human services in Aotearoa New Zealand: Diverse perspectives. Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Louise Humpage
  • Marlowe, J. (2015). Belonging and Disaster Recovery: Refugee-Background Communities and the Canterbury Earthquakes. British Journal of Social Work, 45 (suppl 1), i188-i204. 10.1093/bjsw/bcv090
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31587
  • Marlowe, J., & Bogen, R. (2015). Young people from refugee backgrounds as a resource for disaster risk reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 14 (2), 125-131. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.06.013
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31588
  • Marlowe, J., & Tolich, M. (2015). Shifting from research governance to research ethics: A novel paradigm for ethical review in community-based research. Research Ethics, 11 (4), 178-191. 10.1177/1747016115579536
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27519
  • Marlowe, J. M., Appleton, C., Chinnery, S.-A., & Van Stratum, S. (2015). The Integration of Personal and Professional Selves: Developing Students' Critical Awareness in Social Work Practice. Social Work Education, 34 (1), 60-73. 10.1080/02615479.2014.949230
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23688
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Shirley-Ann Chinnery, Cherie Appleton
  • Harris, A., Marlowe, J., & Nyuon, N. (2015). Rejecting Ahmed's 'melancholy migrant': South Sudanese Australians in higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 40 (7), 1226-1238. 10.1080/03075079.2014.881346
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24903
  • Marlowe, J., & Elliott, S. (2014). Global trends and refugee settlement in New Zealand. Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 9 (2), 43-49. 10.1080/1177083X.2014.953186
  • Marlowe, J. M., Lou, L., Osman, M., & Alam, Z. Z. (2014). Conducting post-disaster research with refugee background peer researchers and their communities. Qualitative Social Work, 14 (3), 383-398. 10.1177/1473325014547252
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25437

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N - BLOCK. EPSOM - Bldg 6EN
Level 4, Room 411B
EPSOM CAMPUS, 74 EPSOM AVE
EPSOM
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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