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About Dr Mary Ann Powell

Dr Mary Ann Powell BA(Auckland) GradDipChildPsychotherapy(Otago) GradDipChildAdvocacy(Otago) MA(Otago) PhD(Otago)
Dr Mary Ann is a Postdoctoral Fellow, partly in the CRN program, with research interests including ethics in research with children and young people, children’s social and emotional wellbeing, and rural childhood. Currently her CCYP role includes working on an international research ethics project (ERIC) and an ARC project focused on improving approaches to wellbeing in schools. Mary Ann’s professional background is in child psychotherapy, and prior to developing her interest in participatory research with children, she worked in a range of practice contexts in New Zealand, predominantly with children and families who have experienced family violence, abuse, neglect and trauma. Mary Ann has also been involved in postgraduate teaching and supervision in NZ in the field of child psychotherapy and child mental health.


Present Postdoctoral Fellow, Southern Cross University Centre for Children and Young People

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Contact Information

Centre for Children and Young People
PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480


Journal articles (18)

Books (1)

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Reports (9)