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David McNabb

Senior Lecturer - Social Practice, School of Healthcare and Social Practice
School of Healthcare and Social Practice
Location: Building 510, Room 5025

Qualifications

Post Grad. Dip. in Arts in Social Work, Massey University Bachelor of Social Work, Massey University Bachelor of Divinity (Distinction), University of Otago CQSW

Professional memberships

Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers
Registered Social Worker

Profile

Professional and Industry Experience

  • 1999-2009, Social Work Professional Leader and Social Work Practitioner, Mental Health Services Auckland District Health Board (ADHB)
  • 1992-2002, Social Work Consultant, Self Employed. Social work consultant; consultant supervision; education and training; social service agency development and consultancy; facilitation; individual, couple and family counselling (ACC, Family Court)
  • 1984-1999, Social Worker, Child Youth and Family Palmerston North (1984-1985) and Hamilton (1987- 1999)
  • 1978, Community Worker, Community Volunteers Inc., Christchurch.


Involvement with ANZASW includes the roles of:
National President; Chair, Course Approval Board (CAB) and Chair, CAB visits to: the University of Otago, Unitec, and the University of Auckland; National Competency Assessor.

Areas of research interest

My research interests focus on the development of professional social work and the workplace context, social work education and programme approval, social work and mental health services, social work leadership, and clinical governance and quality improvement in health services.

Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by David McNabb as Associate Supervisor

Kwon, Minkyeong J. (2015). Korean migrant women's experiences of depression in New Zealand : cultural understanding and change through a narrative therapy lens (Master of Social Practice)

Publications

McNabb, D. J. (2019). Decolonising social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education (Vol. 21(1)).

McNabb, D. J. (2019). Growing partnerships: Responding to issues of privilege in social work education in Aotearoa. Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference, Auckland, NZ.

McNabb, D. (2019). Democratizing social work education: A leadership framework for action. M. Connolly, C. Williams, & D. Spence Coffey, New York, NY.

McNabb, D. (2019). A Treaty based framework for mainstream social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Educators talk about their practice. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work (Vol. 31(4)).

Hughes, C. R., & McNabb, D. J. (2018). Access to social work education: Correlations between applicant performance on selection tasks, demographics and success as a student. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Dublin, Ireland.

McNabb, D. J. (2018). Democratising and Decolonising Social Work Education: Opportunities for Leadership. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Dublin, Ireland.

Hughes, C. R., Staniforth, B., Adamson, C., Hancox, J., & McNabb, D. J. (2018). Report of the Fit and Proper Working Group to CSWEANZ. Auckland, Council for Social Work Education, Aotearoa New Zealand (CSWEANZ).

McNabb, D. J. (2017). What role does the church have in promoting the SDGs? Sustainably yours, Community Development and a sustainable just future, Auckland, New Zealand.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3776

McNabb, D. J. (2017). Democratising and decolonising social work education: Opportunities for leadership online. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education (Vol. 19 (1)).

McNabb, D. J., & Connolly, M. (2017). The relevance of global standards to social work education in Australasia. International Social Work (Vol. ePub 12 June).

McNabb, D. J. (2017). Globalising social work education: The relevance of global standards in Australasia. Australian and New Zealand Association for Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4188

Hughes, C. R., Gremillion, H., Bridgeman, G., Ashley, P., & McNabb, D. J. (2017). Student selection process effectiveness: Correlations between task performance and undergraduate success. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work (Vol. 29(4)).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4096

McNabb, D., & Webster, M. (2016). Globalising social work education: The relevance of global standards in Australasia. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Seoul, Korea.

Hughes, C. R., McNabb, D. J., Ashley, P., & Gremillion, H. (2016). What to do about student selection for social work programmes? Social work in changing times: Toward better outcomes, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3672

Hughes, C., Staniforth, B., Adamson, C., Hancox, J., & McNabb, D. (2016). CSWEANZ Fit & Proper survey results. CSWEANZ National Meeting, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3671

Webster, M., & McNabb, D. J. (2016). New public management and information communication technology: Organisational influences on frontline child protection practice. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review (Vol. 28(2)).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3687

Hughes, C. R., McNabb, D. J., Ashley, P., McKechnie, R., & Gremillion, H. (2016). Selection of social work students: A literature review of selection criteria and process effectiveness. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education (Vol. 18(2)).

Webster, M., & McNabb, D. (2016). Ethical Leadership for the Global Social Work Profession. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Seoul, Korea.

Sandford-Reed, L., & McNabb, D. (2015). In conversation - remodelling CYF. In A. Ross, CYF Review: Let's Get Real.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3162

McNabb, D. (2015). Social Work: The Global Experience. National Social Work Day, Unitec Waitakere Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.

McNabb, D. (2015). Can we re-imagine social work education in Aotearoa NZ and beyond? Australia and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Symposium 'Building Collaborations in Education and Research: Beyond the Rhetoric', Melbourne, Australia.

McNabb, D. (2015). The role, advantages and disadvantages of regulating social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3159

Hughes, C., Kuruvila, A., McNabb, D., Roberts, L., and Matthewson, P. (2015). Social work and community development: What's the story? Community Development Conference, Unitec Waitakere Campus, Auckland.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3160

Webster, M., McNabb, D., & Darroch, J. (2015). Advancing social work professionalism: Standards for management and leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review (Vol. 27(3)).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3157

McNabb, D. (2014). 30 years' membership and a 50th birthday - where to next for ANZASW? Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work (Vol. 26 (2&3)).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3155

Webster, M., and McNabb, D. (2014). Challenging current managerialism in organisationally-based social work services through ethical leadership. Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Melbourne, Australia. 9-12 July, 2014. .
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3144

McNabb, D., and Webster, M. (2014). The future of social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Melbourne, Australia. 9-12 July, 2014. .
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3145

McNabb, David. (2014). The social work profession in Aotearoa NZ. Council for International Fellowship, Auckland, 5 November.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3158

Dunlop, J., McNabb, D., Randall, H., and Wikaira, B. (2014). ANZASW 1994-2003 panel discussion. Paper presented at the ANZASW Anniversary Conference, Christchurch, NZ. Christchurch, NZ.

McNabb, D., and Hughes, C. (2013). In the Year 2025: Looking backwards at the future of social work education. Social Workers Registration Board Conference, Wellington, 11-12 November 2013.

McNabb, D. (2012). Report on participation in the joint world conference on social work and social development: Action and impact, in Stockholm, Sweden. Invited presentation for Waitemata DHB mental health social workers, Auckland, 26 September.

McNabb, D. (2012). Exemplary leadership: social work leadership in mental health services and education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Joint world conference on social work and social development, Stockholm, 8-12 July.

McNabb, D., and Webster, M. (2010). Qualities and practices of professional social work leadership in an interdisciplinary mental health service: An action learning approach. Action Learning: Research and Practice (Vol. 7(1)).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/1720

McNabb, D. (2010). Professional leadership for social work in state mental health services in Aotearoa New Zealand. Social Work Review (Vol. 21 (4) & 22 (1)).

McNabb, D. (2010). 'Yes we can': The contribution of social work leadership to clinical governance and quality improvement in mental health services in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda, Hong Kong, 10-14 June.

McNabb, D., and Webster, M. (2009). 'Yes we can': The emerging contribution of social work leadership to clinical governance and quality improvement in district health board mental health services. Auckland, NZ.

McNabb, D. (2008). Professional Leadership for Social Work In State Mental Health Services in New Zealand. Conference Proceedings of the 19th World Conference of Social Work 2008. 16 - 19 August 2008, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

McNabb, D., and Rook, D. (2008). Frontline Professional Leadership. Allied Health Conference, Auckland.

McNabb, D., and Rook, D. (2008). Frontline Professional Leadership. The Mental Health Services Australia and NZ Conference, Auckland.

Thorburn, J., McNabb, D., and Rook, D. (2007). One Year of Professional Supervisors in Mental Health Services: A Review of Progress. Report for Auckland District Health Board, Auckland.

McNabb, D., Nes, P., and Sharpe, V. (2006). Competency Framework for Social Workers in Mental Health Services. Report for Auckland Regional District Health Boards, Auckland.

McNabb, D. (2006). Social Work in NZ. Social Work Congress, Siberia, Russia.

McNabb, D. (2006). ANZASW Course Approval. Social Work Education Seminar, Auckland.

McNabb, D., and Beaumont, J. (2006). Intern Programme for Social Work Mental Health Services ADHB. Continuing Professional Education Conference, Auckland.