- Current students
Senior Lecturer - Social Practice, School of Healthcare and Social Practice
School of Healthcare and Social Practice
Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW)
Professional and Industry Experience
- 2004 - 2010, Treasurer IASSW
- 1996 - 2004, Chairperson, Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Work Education
- 1992 - 2002, Head of School, Unitec School of Community Studies
- 1997 - 2010, Board member International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
- 1992 -1993, Member of NZCETTS Working party on RPL
- 1990 -1991, Self Employed Consultant
- 19,90 National COGS Committee
- 1984 -1991, Director, Friendship House, Manukau City, Auckland
- 1988 -1989, Chair, South Auckland COGS Committee
- 1982 -1983, Community Adviser, Methodist Central Mission, Auckland
- 1977 -1982, Community Adviser, Waite Mata City, Auckland
- 1979 Past National Chair, Community Volunteers.
Areas of Research Interest
- The impact of the free market on Church social services
- Church-State relations
- The links between social practice and theology
- The political activities of social workers
- Human Rights and Community Development.
Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations
Masters theses or dissertations
Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Gavin Rennie as Principal Supervisor
Chanthavong, Thongkham (2015). Assessing perceived well-being and safety of a Lao rural community in Nakai, Khammouane province as a result of completed unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance and risk education activities (Master of Social Practice)
Rennie, G., and Tunnicliffe, C. (2014). Just Practice: An educative paradigm for social change. IASSW/IFSW/Joint conference on social work education and social development, Melbourne, Austrailia, 9-12 July,.
Epston, D., Rennie, G., and Napan, K. (2012). On becoming a just practitioner: experimenting with the final paper of an undergraduate programme as a rite of passage, in:
Epston, D. (2012). Down under et up over: Voyages en therapie narrative. (B. Arnaud, P. Blanc-Sahnoun, C. Crettenand, P. Godard, C. Levejac, C. Mengelle, P. Nassif, V. Steiner & M. Voisin-Blanc, Trans.). Editions de la Fabrique Narrative (pp. 141-166). Retrieved from: http://www.lulu.com/shop/david-epston/down-under-et-up-over/paperback/product-20374450.html (Original work published 2008).
Epston, D., Rennie, G., and Napan, K. (2008). On becoming just a practitioner: Experimenting with the final paper of an undergraduate programme as rite of passage. Bowen, B. (Ed), Down under and up over: Travels with Narrative Therapy. Warrington, UK: Association of Family Therapy.
Napan, K., and Rennie, G. (2008). Higher education or education for hire - examining possible ways of recovering higher education from mediocrity. Critical Thoughts: Recovering Higher Education Conference, Wellington.
Gray, M., and Rennie, G. (2007). International social work: Bodies with organs. Social Work Review (Vol. 19 (2)).