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Nikki Evans

Limited Entry Co-ordinator
Geography/Psychology 321

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Nikki Evans has been a teaching academic in the Department of Human Services and Social Work at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand since 1998. Her research interests include youth violence; animal-assisted intervention and therapy; narrative and family therapy; and sexuality and social work practice.

Nikki’s practice career has involved working as a senior therapist with adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviour and she has been involved in reviewing and writing programmes for youth for various providers.

Nikki has recently co-authored a series of children’s story books that examine problems such as anxiety and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Nikki has researched and published in the area of human-animal relationships. She has recently begun work on a project that looks at people’s relationships with companion animals following the onset of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Recent Publications

  • Evans N., Evans Pollock B. and Evans Pollock R. (2012) Eloise, Jerome and Roger Featherer. Christchurch: Hopscotch Print. 32pp-32pp.
  • Evans N., Evans Pollock B. and Evans Pollock R. (2012) Eloise, Manu and the Nose Hair Breathing. Christchurch: Hopscotch Print. 16pp-16pp.
  • Evans N. and Evans Pollock R. (2011) Eloise, Manu and Room 20 know ALL about being Turtles. Christchurch: Hopscotch Print. 24pp.
  • Evans N. and Evans Pollock B. (2010) Eloise, Jerome, and the Jitterbugs. Christchurch: Canterbury Educational Printing Services: Hopscotch Print. 60pp.
  • Evans N. and Evans Pollock B. (2008) Eloise's Excellent Experiment. Christchurch: Hopscotch Print. 36pp.