Mark Henrickson

Mark Henrickson is Associate Professor in Social Work at Massey University, Auckland, where he has been since 2003. For many years he worked in HIV-related health and mental healthcare before entering the academic sector.

He has published on HIV prevention, care delivery, and programme design and evaluation. He has also published extensively on sexual and gender minorities andon Black African new settlers in New Zealand. His interest in HIV led him to develop a passion for international social work. Over the past six years he has provided technical advice on HIV in the Pacific for UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO,
and has carried out in-country research and consultation in Tonga, Vanuatu, Fiji, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

He has been on the board of the Asia Pacific Association for Social Work Education for 10 years, and currently serves as treasurer for the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), after having served as the Asia Pacific representative to the IASSW for several years. Mark has a Master’s degree in theology, and received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut and his PhD from the University of California Los Angeles.

He is a registered social worker in New Zealand.