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Jackie Sanders

Jackie Sanders

Professor of Children's and Youth Studies at the School of Social Work, Massey University, New Zealand

Jackie has qualifications in Sociology and is the co-leader of the international, longitudinal studies: Pathways to Resilience and Youth Transitions, funded by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Since coming to Massey she has worked on a number of research programmes and also contributes to teaching and post graduate supervision. Her interests are the study of children and families, evaluation and planning for social service delivery and the development of new models of practice. Jackie works with community organisations that have an interest in the health and wellbeing of children, youth and families. Her work has examined changing patterns of family life and the different ways in which parents and children/young people respond to change.

She is particularly interested in identifying matters that impact upon wellbeing of parents and children, and developing new models of family work practice that take account of these matters. The research adopts a strengths-based philosophy is multi-disciplinary in nature. The project has already undertaken several long term pieces of research that have had both a social service organisation and a community development focus. The project works collaboratively and we are keen to develop research and practice partnerships with a range of other individuals and organisations.

UNESCO Massey University Logo Resilience Research Centre NZ - Youth Research Site  2013