Ms Shirley-Ann Chinnery


Research | Current

  • Facilitating the development of reflective capacities in the emergent practitioner. Currently she and some colleagues are investigating the role that mindfulness may play in development of self-awareness, a fundamental skill associated with the capacity for reflection
  • Exploration of the habilitative impact of attachment secure connections between relational partners in the long term fostering relationship is the research focus of her doctoral study

You can view Shirley Ann's Google Scholar profile here

Teaching | Current

  • Social work process, practice and theory across a range of courses focused on child and family work
  • Contributes to quality assurance in social work theory and field work practice

Postgraduate supervision

Supervisors: Professor Christa Fouché and Associate Professor Robyn Dixon

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Is a current Panel member of a Barnadoes foster care panel convened to consider the full approval and/or termination of approval of individuals or couples seeking to be approved as foster carers.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Bingham, T. J., Wirjapranata, J., & Chinnery, S. A. (2016). Merging Information literacy and evidence-based practice for social work students. New Library World, 117 (3/4), 201-213. 10.1108/NLW-09-2015-0067
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tricia Bingham, Josie Wirjapranata
  • Bingham, T., Chinnery, S. A., & Wirjapranata, J. (2015). The road less travelled: The challenges of teaching evidence based practice to social work students. Paper presented at EBLIB8, evidence and practice: working together, Brisbane, Australia. 6 July - 8 July 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tricia Bingham
  • Chinnery, S. A., & Worrall, J. (2015). 'It’s him or them' - Relational disruption in kinship care. In D. Douglas, J. A. Kennedy (Eds.) Ensuring the rights of the child, and family-centred services: Conference proceedings, 34-42. Ireland: Waterford Institute of Technology.
  • Marlowe, J., 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
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jay Marlowe, Cherie Appleton
  • Chinnery, S. A. (2011). Consciously raising awareness through mindfulness in student social workers. In J. Parr, S. Hedges, S. May (Eds.) Changing trajectories of teaching and learning (pp. 131-148-131-148). Wellington: NZCER.
  • Chinnery, S., & Beddoe, L. (2011). Taking active steps towards the competent use of self in social work. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 13 (1), 127-152.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe
  • Marlowe, J. M., & Chinnery, S. A. (2011). Use of Self in Practice: A framework for integrating personal and professional knowledge. In C. Noble, M. Henrickson, I. Ha (Eds.) Social Work Field Education and Supervision Across the Asia Pacific (pp. 349-374). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jay Marlowe
  • Beddoe, L., Ackroyd, J. A., Chinnery, S., & Appleton, C. M. (2010). Live Supervision of Students in Field Placement: More than Just Watching. Social Work Education-The International Journal, 30 (5), 512-528. 10.1080/02615479.2010.516358
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Beddoe, Cherie Appleton

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 409
New Zealand