Andrew has been working, teaching, and researching in offender rehabilitation since 1993. At CQU he is closely involved with QCDFVR, and has responsibility for leading our team in offering a range of post-graduate practice qualifications in this sector. His specialism here is men’s behaviour change work where he has taken the lead in designing, developing and conducting the Graduate Certificate.
Andrew was Director of Te Awatea Violence Research Centre at the University of Canterbury where he also taught in social work and human services. At Kia Marama, a prison-based rehabilitation programme for sexual offenders, over a period of 12 years, he was involved in the provision and supervision of therapeutic groupwork, as well as the establishment of a forensic therapeutic community. His award-winning research has influenced practice in the field of offender programs. In addition to domestic and family violence, these areas remain central to his research interests.
Current writing and research projects include the development of a model for engaging men in forensic groupwork and an ANROWS project examining the relationship between DFV and gambling. He is also presently collaborating with colleague Dr Silke Meyer on the publication of a text for students and practitioners with Routledge publishers
Along with his teaching, writing and research, Andrew remains involved in supervision, training, credentialing, and consultation.