Dr Michael Dale has been a senior lecturer in the Social Work and Social Policy Programme at Massey’s School of Social Work since 2011. He is a registered social worker, and has 33 years’ work experience within the social services sector as a practitioner, trainer, project leader, policy adviser and manager. He has worked for central government, local government and the NGO sector. His practice and research interests have included working with violent men and their partners, social service leadership, management and practice development. He is a Member of the Academic Programmes Committee of the Massey’s College of Health.