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Dr Shajimon Peter

Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Campus: South West  
Room: BU5.130  

Shajimon is the Course Coordinator for Bachelor of Social Work at the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current teaching

  • SWK1112 Introduction to Social Research
  • SWK4120 Social Work Project.


Shajimon is an award-winning student from Sussex University in the UK where he pursued his qualifying Master of Social Work programme of study. He was given the John Simmonds Outstanding achievement Award for his remarkable achievements and progress in a demanding professional course which he undertook in an unfamiliar policy and practice context. Shajimon worked with the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in New Zealand as a Senior Lecturer of Social work where he taught Bachelor of Social Work Students.

He worked as a Research Fellow at the Auckland University in New Zealand. Shajimon taught Master of Social Work (MSW) students at Marian College Kuttikkanam affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University and was MSW Programme Coordinator. He worked as the Regional Officer of Caritas India, the official organisation of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India (CBCI) for social development works.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Newcastle, 2013.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Peter, S., Beddoe, L., Bartley, A., (2020), Navigating the territories of transition: An exploration of the experiences of transnational social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Social Work, 2020(Article in Press), 1-14, DOI: 10.1177/0020872820956261.
  • Peter, S., Bartley, A., Beddoe, L., (2019), Transnational social workers’ transition into receiving countries: what lessons can be learned from nursing and teaching?. European Journal of Social Work: the forum for the social work professional, 22(1), 16-29, DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2017.1366430.
  • Chisnell, C., Peter, S., Merchant, R., Luscombe, T., Tua, J., (2019), Couples-based approach to prevention of domestic violence: An innovative initiative in Aotearoa New Zealand. Social Work & Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory, 2(1), 1-19.
  • Peter, S., Park, LS., (2018), Changing research methodology: Two case studies of Critical Realism informing social work doctoral research. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review, 30(1), 65-70, DOI:
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