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Professor Christa Fouché
University of Auckland

Professor Christa Fouché is from The University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she holds a shared appointment as Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research) and Professor of Social Work. She is also Director of the Centre for Community Research and Evaluation. Through these roles she is responsible for strategic initiatives related to the development of researchers’ capability and is actively involved in, and supervises, numerous postgraduate and practice-based research projects. Her research focuses on the dynamics of health and social care for migrant and transnational populations and the conceptual, methodological, and contextual challenges of research with vulnerable and marginalized populations. She also worked as a manager, educator, social worker, and consultant in various contexts internationally and effectively managed change, enabled innovation, provided direction, and developed people. Her research outputs evidence impacts and international reach in the research practice nexus of social work and related professions.

Recent refereed Journal Articles related to African Child Migration

Spencer, G., Smith, M., Hoare, K., & Fouché, C. (2020). Health experiences of child migrants in the Western Pacific region. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Thompson, J., Fairbrother, H., Spencer, G., Curtis, P., Fouché, C., Hoare, K., Hogan, D., O’Riordan, J., Salami, B., Smith, M., Taylor, B. & Whitakker, V. (2019). Promoting the health of children and young people who migrate: reflections from four regional reviews. Global Health Promotion. doi: 10.1177/1757975919888452

Spencer, G., Smith, M., Thompson, J., Fairbrother, H., Hoare, K., Fouché, C., & Curtis, P. (2019). Health experiences of children and young people who migrate – Opportunities for health education. Health Education Journal, 78(1), 96–107. doi:10.1177/0017896918786767

Urale, P.W.B., O’Brien, M.A. & Fouche, C.B. (2018). The relationship between ethnicity and fertility in New Zealand. Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online. doi:10.1080/1177083X.2018.1534746.

Haultain, L., Fouche, C., Frost, H., & Moodley. S. (2016) Walking the tight rope: Women’s health social workers’ role with vulnerable families in the maternity context, Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 28(2), 64–74.

Henrickson, M., Fouché, C., Poindexter, C.C., Brown, D.B., & Scott, K. (2014) Host country responses to Black African migrants and refugees living with HIV. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review, 26(4), 25-36

Fouché, C., Beddoe, L., Bartley, A., & de Haan, I. (2014) Enduring professional dislocation: Migrant social workers’ perceptions of their professional roles. British Journal of Social Work, 44(7), 2004-2022.

Fouche, C., Kenealy, T, Mace, J. & Shaw, John. (2014). Practitioner perspectives from seven health professional groups on core competencies in the context of chronic care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28(6), 534-540.

Henrickson, M., Brown, D.B., Fouché, C., Poindexter, C.C. & Scott, K. (2013). “Just Talking About It Opens Your Heart”: Meaning-Making By Black African Migrants And Refugees Living With HIV. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 15(8), 910-923.

Poindexter, C.C., Henrickson, M., Fouché, C., Brown, D.B., & Scott, K. (2013). “They Don’t Even Greet You:” HIV Stigma And Diagnosis Disclosure Experienced By HIV-Positive African Immigrants And Refugees In New Zealand. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 12(1), 44–65.

Beddoe, L., Fouché, C., Bartley, A., & Harington. P. (2011). Migrant Social Workers’ Experience in New Zealand: Education and Supervision Issues. Social Work Education, 31(8),1012-1031.

Bartley, A., Beddoe, L., Duke, J., Fouché, C., Harington. P.R.J. & Shah, R. (2011). Crossing Borders: Key Features of Migrant Social Workers in New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work. 23(3), 16-30.


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