Research Participants Sought – Becoming Bicultural

Becoming bicultural: The experiences of overseas trained social workers who move to Aotearoa/New Zealand

Drs Barbara Staniforth, Director Social Work in the School of Counselling Human Services and Helene Connor, (Te Atiawa and Ngati Ruanui iwi Ngati Rahiri and Ngati Te Whiti hapu) from Te Puna Wānanga in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland are very interested in the journey that overseas trained social workers engage in when they move to Aotearoa New Zealand and are undertaking research to find out about the different paths that are taken in the experience of ‘becoming bicultural’. They are hoping to interview people who have done their social work training overseas and who have been in Aotearoa for at least two years. They hope to use this information to develop a model of this biculturation process.
Thank you for your time and consideration and please contact Barbara on b.staniforth@auckland.ac.nz if you are interested in obtaining further information or participating in the study which has been approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants ethics committee.