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Dr Nicky Stanley-Clarke BSW (Hons), MSW, PhD,

Senior Lecturer

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Social Work

Nicky is a senior lecturer and a registered Social worker. Nicky teaches social policy, as well as social work theory and practice. She has worked in a number of different social service settings including child protection; youth justice; public health; project management and mental health. Nicky’s research interests include understanding the interaction between the individual and the wider social environment and the impact this may have on service delivery within social work and social policy settings. Her specific research focus includes statutory mental health organisations, social policy, Rural mental health and social work education.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 83515
    Location: 7.24, Social Sciences Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - Massey University (1997)
  • Master of Social Work - Massey University (2001)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2013)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, Social Workers Registration Board (Full) (2010)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University
  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Prizes and Awards

  • ANZASW 2023: The John Fry Memorial Supreme Award - ANZASW (2023)
  • ANZASW 2023: Social Work Research or Education Award - ANZASW (2023)
  • Massey – Lincoln and Agricultural Industry Trust Capability Development and Research Fund (MLAIT CDR). Awarded: $127,766 for Researching WellMates – A Resilience and Positive Mental Health Workshop for Students from the Rural Community - Massey – Lincoln and Agricultural Industry Trust Capability Development and Research Fund (MLAIT CDR (2022)
  • Women's Suffrage 2020 Rock Award - for supporting others and showing characteristics aligning with women's suffrage - Tertiary Education Union (2020)
  • Solving contemporary societal challenges: Expression of interest funding. University Funding ($100k) to support development of the Farm Animal Risk Management Project. This project brings together research expertise from a wide range of disciplines (including epidemiology, veterinary medicine, health economics, risk analysis, animal welfare science, public health, environmental science, computer science, communication science, psychology, and social science) to build a knowledge network that empowers farmers, veterinarians, and policy-makers to generate the resources they need to effectively manage animal health risks. - Massey University (2018)
  • Massey University Research Fund - College of Health, Massey University (2018)
  • Researcher Development Award: College of Health, Massey University Research Fund - College of Health Massey University (2017)
  • PBRF Support Assistance - College of Health, Massey University (2015)
  • University Academic Fellowship Award - Office of the Assistance Vice-Chacellor Research, Acadmic and Enterprise (2015)
  • Awarded the Research Development Fund Award for the School of Health and Social Services - Massey University (2012)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Social Work Theory and Practice

Social Policy

Child Protection

Youth Justice

Mental Health

Organisations

Rural Mental Health

Social Work Education

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Social Work (160700): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 3

Research Outputs

Journal

Stanley-Clarke, N., Hay, A., Marris, R., Ryan, A., Knook, J., & Winder, L. (2024). Optimism bias as a barrier to accessing mental health support amongst tertiary students. Higher Education Research and Development.
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Hay, A., Stanley-Clarke, N., Maris, R., Winder, L., & Knook, J. (2024). Building connections in health and wellbeing education: Qualitative findings of a study with New Zealand agricultural students. Health Education Journal. 83(2), 161-171
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Hay, A., Stanley-Clarke, N., Marris, R., Winder, L., & Knook, J. (2024). Building connections in health and wellbeing education: Qualitative findings of a study with New Zealand agricultural students. Health Education Journal. 0, 1-1
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Renau, D., Stanley-Clarke, N., & Mafile'o, T. (2023). Social workers and their understanding of neoliberalism, advocacy, and othering. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 35(3), 44-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Mafile'o, T., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Hay, A., Wijeysingha, V., & Stanley-Clarke, N. (2023). Nurturing the political agency of young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review. 35(3), 19-31
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N., Wijeysingha, V.
Henley, L., Stanley-Clarke, N., Appanna, A., Thompson, E., Chhay, Y., & Kea, S. (2023). Differing perceptions of risk and the implications for the delivery of harm prevention programmes in Cambodia. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 33(4), 278-294
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Henley, LJ., Stanley-Clarke, N., Acharya, A., Khadka, S., & Olsson, A. (2023). Pivoting to online: The benefits, challenges and possibilities for international programme evaluations. Evaluation. 29(1), 7-22
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Henley, LJ., Stanley-Clarke, N., Thompson, E., Henley, Z., Chhay, Y., & Kea, S. (2023). Delivering community-based social work: The role of participatory action research in supporting community harm prevention in rural Cambodia. Qualitative Social Work. 22(6), 1191-1207
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Henley, Z., Appanna, A., Stanley-Clarke, N., Leng, K., & Henley, LJ. (2022). Strengthening Student Engagement and Empowering Teachers to Manage Classroom Behaviour Using Social Work Approaches: A Cambodian Experience. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education. 23(2), 38-54 Retrieved from https://journal.anzswwer.org/index.php/advances/article/view/224
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Henley, L., Thompson, E., Pheun, S., Thou, S., Henley, Z., Stanley-Clarke, N., . . . Water, T. (2021). To exit or not to exit: Evaluating a case management pathway in a Global South context to decrease service dependency. Journal of Cambodian Health. 1(1), Retrieved from https://journal.puthisastra.edu.kh/index.php/JCH/article/view/7
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N. (2020). Using ICT to Teach Clinical Social Work Skills in New Zealand: Academic Reflections. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education. 21(2), 75-89 Retrieved from https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/INFORMIT.075743046791035
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N. (2019). The role of agricultural professionals in identifying, mitigating and supporting farming families during times of stress: Findings of a qualitative study. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 27(3), 203-209
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Jennings, A., Stanley-Clarke, N., & Yeung, P. (2018). Mothers as active contributors to post-earthquake recovery in Christchurch. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work. 30(3), 19-30 Retrieved from https://anzswjournal.nz/anzsw/article/view/496/604
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N., Yeung, P.
Stanley-Clarke, N., English, A., & Yeung, P. (2018). Cutting the Distance in Distance Education: Reflections on the Use of E-Technologies in a New Zealand Social Work Program. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 38(2), 137-150
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N., Yeung, P.
Isogai, S., & Stanley-Clarke, N. (2017). Measuring iterative homelessness in mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand. Parity: Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa. 30(8), 54-57 Retrieved from https://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;py=2017;vol=30;res=IELFSC;issn=1032-6170;iss=8
[Journal article]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N., Sanders, J., & Munford, R. (2016). Implementing a new governance model: Lessons from a New Zealand statutory mental health organisation. Journal of Health Organization and Management. 30(3), 494-508
[Journal article]Authored by: Sanders, J., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N., Sanders, J., & Munford, R. (2014). The role of government policy in service development in a New Zealand statutory mental health service: Implications for policy planning and development. Australasian Psychiatry. 22(6), 557-559
[Journal article]Authored by: Sanders, J., Stanley-Clarke, N.

Book

Stanley-Clarke, N., Hay, K., & Julich, S. (2021). Non-state influences on social policy. In G. Hassall, & G. Karacaoglu (Eds.) Social Policy Practice and Processes in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 98 - 111). New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Hay, K., Julich, S., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N., Cooper, L., Ruwhiu, P., Kim, H., & Jülich, S. (2021). Social services. In G. Hassal, & G. Karacaoglu (Eds.) Social Policy Practice and Processes in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 385 - 394). : Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Julich, S., Kim, H., Ruwhiu, P., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N., English, A., & Yeung, P. (2020). Cutting the Distance in Distance Education: Reflections on the Use of E-Technologies in a New Zealand Social Work Program. In PA. Kurzman, & M. Littlefield (Eds.) Online and Distance Social Work Education: Current Practice and Future Trends. London, United Kingdom: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N., Yeung, P.
Stanley-Clarke, N. (2016). Key Ideologies: The Theories of Social Policy. In J. Maidment, & L. Beddoe (Eds.) Social Policy for Social Work and Human Services in Aotearoa New Zealand: Diverse perspectives. (pp. 48 - 63). Christchurch: Canterbury University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.

Thesis

Stanley-Clarke, N. (2013). Understanding service development in statutory mental health organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand: an organisational case study. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.

Report

Grelet, G., Lang, S., Merfield, C., Calhoun, N., Robson-Williams, M., Horrocks, A., . . . Kerner, W.(2021). Regenerative agriculture in Aotearoa New Zealand - research pathways to build science-based evidence and national narratives..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Minor, M., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stevens, K., Munford, R., Sanders, J., Stanley-Clarke, N., Youthline Auckland, ., Henaghan, M., . . . Liebenberg, L. (2011). Pathways to youth resilience: Youth health and disability services in New Zealand - a policy overview. Resilience Research Centre, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Sanders, J., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Daube, J., Stevens, K., Munford, R., Sanders, J., Henaghan, M., Stanley-Clarke, N., . . . Liebenberg, L. (2011). Pathways to youth resilience: Education in New Zealand - a policy review. Resilience Research Centre, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Sanders, J., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stevens, K., Sanders, J., Munford, R., Henaghan, M., Stanley-Clarke, N., Youthline Auckland, ., . . . Liebenberg, L. (2011). Pathways to youth resilience: Care and protection services in New Zealand - a policy review. Resilience Research Centre, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Sanders, J., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Buckley, S., Stevens, K., Sanders, J., Munford, R., Henaghan, M., Stanley-Clarke, N., . . . Liebenberg, L. (2011). Pathways to youth resilience: Youth mental health and drug and alcohol services in New Zealand. Resilience Research Centre, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Sanders, J., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stevens, K., Munford, R., Sanders, J., Henaghan, M., Stanley-Clarke, N., Youthline Auckland, ., . . . Liebenberg, L. (2011). Pathways to youth resilience: Youth justice in New Zealand - a policy overview. Resilience Research Centre, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Sanders, J., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Daube, J., Stevens, K., Munford, R., Sanders, J., Henaghan, M., Stanley-Clarke, N., . . . Cumming, J.(2011). Pathways to Youth Resilience: Education in New Zealand - a policy overview. : Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stevens, K., Munford, R., Sanders, J., Henaghan, M., Stanley-Clarke, N., Youthline Auckland, ., . . . Buckley, S.(2011). Pathways to Youth Resilience: Youth Justice in New Zealand - a policy overview.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley Clarke, N.(2008). National co-existing disorders project update.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley Clarke, N.(2007). Understanding acute demand.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stevens, K., Sanders, J., Munford, R., Henaghan, M., Stanley-Clarke, N., Youthline Auckland, ., . . . Buckley, S.Pathways to Youth Resilience: Care and Protection Services in New Zealand - a policy overview. : Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stevens, K., Munford, R., Sanders, J., Stanley-Clarke, N., Youthline Auckland, ., Henaghan, M., . . . Tikao, K.Pathways to Youth Resilience: Youth Health and Disability Services in New Zealand - a policy overview. 2011: Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.

Conference

Stanley-Clarke, N., Winder, L., Knook, J., Maris, R., & Hay, A.(2023, November). The success of WellMates: A positive mental health programme for agricultural students. .
[Conference]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N., & Winder, L. (2023, November). The success of WellMates: A positive mental health programme for agricultural students. Presented at Rural Mental Health Conference
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Knook, J., Maris, R., Stanley-Clarke, N., Hay, A., & Winder, L.Feelings of connectedness: the success factor(s) behind rural adolescent mental health education.. . Rennes, France
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N., Yeung, P., Gates, C., Hidano, A., & Evans, C. (2021, May). Strengthening communication to enhance wellbeing: a cross disciplinary study. Presented at International Conference on Practice research. Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N., Yeung, P.
Stanley-Clarke, N., & Hay, K. (2020). Utilising an E-portfolio as a learning tool in social work field education. , HERDSA 2020 Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hay, K., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N. (2019, July). Don’t forget about us: the impact of farming stress on Rural Households. Presented at The 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health. York University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N. (2019, July). Using e-technology to teach social work skills: What works, what doesn’t and what are the possibilities. Lessons from the New Zealand experience. Presented at 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health. York University, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Isogai, S., & Stanley-Clarke, N.Exploring an understanding of homelessness in mental health in urban Auckland.. . Auckland New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N., Yeung, P., & English, A. (2016, November). Cutting the Distance in Distance education: Bridging the gap with e-technologies. Presented at Social Work in Changing Times: Towards better outcomes. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N., Yeung, P.
Stanley-Clarke, N. (2016, November). Developing responsive mental health services: The role of an ethic of care. Presented at Social Work in Changing Times: Towards better outcomes. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N. (2014, July). Developing client centered mental health services: Increasing opportunities to address health inequality for clients with mental illness. Presented at Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N. (2012, October). A recipe for child wellbeing?. Presented at False Economy: The High Cost of a Low Wage Economy. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.Contributed to by: Stanley-Clarke, N.

Other

Stanley-Clarke, N., Cooper, L., & Julich, S. (2022, May). Social Services. Presented at Victoria University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Julich, S., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N., & Cooper, L. (2021, May). Social Services 2021. In Public policy students. Presented at Victoria University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N. (2020, March). Responding to Farming Stress: don't tell me to take time out. In Dairy Women's Leadership conference. Presented at Rotorua New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N., Ruwhiu, P., & Julich, S. (2020, May). Social Services Presentation. In Victoria University Social Policy Students. Presented at Victoria University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Julich, S., Ruwhiu, P., Stanley-Clarke, N.
Stanley-Clarke, N. (2017, December). Understanding service development in mental health services. In University of the Third Age Current Affairs Group. Presented at University of the Third Age.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stanley-Clarke, N.

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 4 0
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Amanda Hay - Doctor of Philosophy
    The impact of inequalities on the political engagement of young people in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Darren Renau - Doctor of Philosophy
    The neoliberal blindness paradox: A critical realist explanation about why social workers act in ways contrary to what they believe in (or think they believe in).
  • Susan Smith - Doctor of Social Work
    Building social capital for the child in care - families, foster carers, and the state.
  • Braden Clark - Doctor of Social Work
    A neurodevelopmental lens in child protection social work: Understanding and addressing the impacts of adversity

Co-supervisor of:

  • Thara Prabhakar - Doctor of Philosophy
    Environmental Justice, Sustainability, Equity: Contemporary Challenges faced by Adivasis of Wayanad.
  • Philippa Wood - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Role of Organisation in Promoting Youth Civic Engagement in Aotearoa

Media and Links

Media

  • 30 May 2022 - Magazine
    Wellmates: Overcoming isolation woes
    Article in the Dairy Exporter, discussing the development of the Wellmates Programme
  • 29 Nov 2013 - Newspaper
    Trying times pay off for mum
    Celebrating the joint achievements of completing a PhD and twin daughters turning 5.
  • 29 Jun 2023 - Newspaper, Online
    Cultivatingmentalhealthresiliencefor young farmers
  • 28 Apr 2022 - Online
    Massey and Lincoln Universities to collaborate...
    Massey and Lincoln Universities to collaborate on primary sector projects. Article on the funding provided to the Wellmates project
  • 26 Jun 2019 - Newspaper
    Crisis research published
    Article in Rural life reporting on recent research, published in the latest Australian Journal of Rural Health, concluded that farmers do not want campaigns that tell them to look after themselves dur
  • 21 Aug 2023 - Online, Magazine
    Promising results from WellMates on campus
  • 21 Aug 2023 - Online
    Strengthening resilience in young adults entering
  • 21 Aug 2023 - Online
    Strengthening resilience in young adults entering
  • 14 Jun 2019 - Newspaper
    Agricultural professionals key
    Herald newspaper article: Agricultural professionals key in helping with farmers' mental health - research. In the Country section of the NZ herald.
  • 13 Sep 2023 - Newspaper
    Rural resilience programme expands
    WellMates article in Rural News
  • 12 Jun 2019 - Online
    Supporting farming families during times of stres
    Massey news release.New research suggests health promotion campaigns could have a detrimental impact on some farmers during times of stress, and that agricultural professionals play an important role
  • 08 Jan 2014 - Magazine
    Health Living Magazine
    Being crushed hasn't stopped me from achieving my Dreams