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Jack Scanlan BA, MapplSW


School of Social Work



  • Bachelor of Arts major Sociology - University of Auckland (1996)
  • Masters of Social Work applied - Massey University (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Jack has an interest in Youth Justice, Pacific and Community Development. Jack is currently completing a Doctor of Social work. 

The aim of his research is to explore how the transitional journey of Samoan social practitioners from South Auckland who were former youth at risk could contribute to a reduction in Samoan youth re-offending. Emanating from the aim are three main objectives:
I. to explore the participants’ views of factors that have positively changed their lives as former Samoan youth at risk;
II. to understand their reasons they became a social practitioner; and
III. to discuss the participants’ views of how to address the Samoan youth offending problem in South Auckland that could contribute to policies, social work education and intervention.


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Social Work (160700): Social Work not elsewhere classified (160799): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Outputs


Ravulo, J., & Koster, V. (2019). Delivering youth justice for Pacific young people and their families. In J. Ravulo, T. Mafile'o, & DB. Yeates (Eds.) Pacific Social Work: Navigating Practice, Policy and Research. (pp. 79 - 89). London, United Kingdom: Routledge
[Chapter]Contributed to by: Scanlan, J.


Scanlan, J. (2022, November). Police social work speaking life into young people. Presented at ANZ. : Social Work Stories Podcast.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Scanlan, J.