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Jane Maidment


Language, Social and Political Sciences

16 November 2023

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Canterbury)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (University of Canterbury)

  • Diploma in Social Work (University of Canterbury)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Canterbury)

  • Aotearoa New Zealand Associaton of Social Workers (ANZASW) (Professional Organisation): Board Member


Research Interests

Jane has been working in social work tertiary education both here and Australia since 1994. Her main areas of teaching, research and publication have focused on field education and practice skills teaching and learning; Ageing; Using craft as a vehicle for promoting social connectedness wellbeing. Jane actively seeks to support both students and social work practitioners to conduct practice research in the field.

  • Practice Research; Ageing; Craft and Wellbeing; Field Education


Recent Publications

  • Beddoe E. and Maidment J. (2009) Mapping Knowledge for Social Work Practice: Critical Interactions. Melbourne: Cengage Publishing. x.
  • Maidment J; Egan R; Tudor R; Nipperess S (Ed.) (2022) Practice Skills for Social Work and Welfare: More Than Just Common Sense. (4th ed.) United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Connolly M; Harms L; Maidment JM (Ed.) (2017) Social Work: Contexts and Practice. (4th ed.) Melbourne: Oxford University Press. sviii+323.
  • Maidment J. and Beddoe L. (2016) Social Policy for Social Work and Human Services in Aotearoa New Zealand: Diverse perspectives. Christchurch: University of Canterbury Press. 348pp.
  • Maidment J. and Egan R. (2016) Practice Skills for Social Work and Welfare: More than just common sense. (3rd ed.) Sydney: Allan & Unwin. 368pp.
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