Masters of Arts (2nd class hons) in Social Policy, Massey University
Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW)
Professional and Industry Experience
- 2008 2010, Lecturer and Programme leader BSocP
- 2007 2008, Advisor for the Office of the Childrens commissioner, Part-time Lecturer Unitec, BSocP
- 2006 2007, UNICEF National Advocacy Manager
- 2000- 2006, Part-time Lecturer Unitec, BSocP; Private practice, home based family work, primarily with CYFS clients; crisis intervention work with child witnesses of domestic violence; coordinating stopping violence programmes; facilitating stopping violence groups (Domestic Violence Centre)
- 1994 - 2000, Family Therapist/Social Worker/Group Facilitator West Auckland Family Services, and Copeland House Counselling Centre,Methodist Mission Northern; St Mary's Family Centre, Anglican Social Services, Otahuhu
- 1988 - 1992, Community Worker/group facilitator Weston Creek Community Service; Ainslie Village, ACT, Australia; Richmond Fellowship, Auckland
- 1978 - 1988, Medical, surgical, palliative care, geriatric and psychiatric (enrolled) nursing primarily with Auckland District Health Board and Thames District Health Board.
Areas of Research Interest
- Post-structural and socially contexted approaches to social practice education
- Future saturated policy and its impact on children's sense of self
- Identity, power and constructions of freedom in late capitalist societies
- Child advocacy and social change
- Sustainability, time and the subject
- Family violence and gender.
Supervised thesis projects
Kenkel, D. J. (2016). The absent elephant in the 2016 Modernising Child Youth and Family Expert Panel Report. New Zealand, Re-Imagining Social Work in Aotearoa New Zealand (Vol. Re-Imagining Social Work in Aotearoa New Zealand).
Kenkel, D. J. (2016). Advocating for Children Domestic Violence and a voice for Children. Wiseup Conference: Anglican Trust for Women and Children, Auckland.
Kenkel , D., and Ashley , P. (2014). Discourse Analysis - Values. Some Ideas for Practice - Social Constructionism. Waitemata District Health Board - Mental Health Social Workers Education Day, Auckland, 24 June.
Kenkel, D., and Hyslop, I. (2013). The stubborn business of Social Work: A brief look at how Social Work recreates its art in the face of global and local change. Waitemata District Health Board Mental Health Social Workers Education Day, Auckland, 19 June.
Kenkel, D. (2008). Human rights, children, and domestic violence. Global Healthcare Solutions for Vulnerable Populations Conference, AUT University and the National Nursing Centres Consortium, Auckland.
Rennie, G. J., & Kenkel, D. (2000). Social Work Political Participation in New Zealand. Presented to the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Work conference, Manukau.