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Helen Simmons MPhil, PGDipSocServSup, BSW, BA

Senior Professional Clinician

School of Social Work

Tena Koutou Katoa.

In 2002 I was honoured to join the Massey staff in a social work practice teaching capacity following 25 years in social work practice. Since that time I have been enabled to further my contributions in the field via supervision, bi-cultural teaching practice and community development. In 2014 I received the Vice Chancelor's Award for Excellence in teaching. In my wider community life engagements include committee member Manawatu-Whanganui Branch ANZASW, Project Waitangi training, co-ordinating a traditional irish dancing collective and Brazen Hussie singing! Nga mihi nui koutou.

Roles and Responsibilities

BSW Co-ordinator 2008-2010

Professional Program Coordinator 2011-2013

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Contact details

  • Ph: 063569099 Extension 83512
    Location: 7.25, Social Science tower
    Campus: Manawatu


  • Master of Philosophy - Massey University (2007)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Service Supervision - Massey University (2003)
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Massey University (1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Massey University (1976)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

bi-cultural practice, supervision, spirituality


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Clinical Social Work Practice (160701): Social Work (160700): Studies In Human Society (160000)


social work practice, supervision, bicultural practice

Research Outputs

Consultancy and Languages


  • 2007 - MidCentralHealth
    Professional advisor for Social Work

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

social work practice, fieldwork, bicultural practice, supervision, community development

Courses Coordinated

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