About Us

Emily Keddell

Dunedin CPAG coordinator 

Emily teaches on the Social Work programme at the University of Otago. Her practice background is in Social Work with children and families in a range of settings and countries including statutory and NGO contexts. Her research interests include all aspects of child and family social work, ranging from the impact of macro factors on family lives, to the ways social workers conceptualise family issues and how this translates into decisions about children's care. As poverty is a persistent theme in most aspects of social work with families, Emily attempts to include poverty issues in her teaching, research and advocacy roles.