Shayne Walker

Shayne Walker (Ngai Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha, Ngāti Kahungunu) has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work at the University of Otago since 1996.
He is a registered social worker and is the Chairperson of the Social Workers Registration Board. He has a strong practice background of working with tamariki and whanau in community organisations, youth-work and foster care.
His research and teaching has focused on the nature of matauranga Māori (ways of knowing), ako Māori (the teaching and learning of Māori knowledge), Māori social services development and alternative care, child protection and Māori social work theory and practice.