Publications & Conferences

The Centre will provide the opportunity for translations and dissemination of migrant and refugee research through publications and conferences.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Montayre, J., Neville, S., Wright-St Clair, V., Holroyd, E., & Adams, J. (2018). Late‐life Living and Care Arrangements of Older Filipino‐New Zealanders. Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Montayre, J., Montayre, J., & Thaggard, S. (2018). Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Older Adults and Mainstream Long-term-Care Facilities: An Integrative Review of Views and Experiences. Research in Gerontological Nursing.

Montayre, J., Neville, S., & Holroyd, E. (2017). Moving backwards and moving forward: The experiences of older Filipino migrants adjusting to life in New Zealand. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being.

Ramsay, S., Montayre, J., Eglin, V., & Holroyd, E. (2017). Migrant caregiving for family members with mild cognitive impairment: An ethnographic study. Contemporary Nurse.

Kim, H. & Hocking, C. (2017). A grounded theory of Korean immigrants’ experiences of re-establishing everyday activities in New Zealand. Journal of Immigration & Refugee Studies. doi:10.1080/15562948.2016.1272732

Wright St-Clair, V.A., & Nayar, S. (2017). Older Asian immigrants’ participation as cultural enfranchisement. Journal of Occupational Science 24(1) 64-75. doi:10.1080/14427591.2016.1214168

Kim, H. & Hocking, C. (2016). The mutual relationship between immigrants’ disrupted everyday activities and their health: A grounded theory of experiences of Korean immigrants settling in New Zealand. Social Work in Public Health. doi:10.1080/19371918.2015.1087916

Kim, H., Hocking, C., Mckenzie-Green, B., & Nayar, S. (2016). Occupational experiences of Korean immigrants settling in New Zealand, Journal of Occupational Science. doi:10.1080/14427591.2015.1126168

Nayar, S., & Sterling, K. (2013). Occupational Strategies for Settling in New Zealand: Learning from Indian Immigrant Men. Journal of Occupational Science, 20 (1), 62-72 doi:10.1080/14427591.2012.736343

Nayar, S., Hocking, C., & Giddings, L. (2012). Using occupation to navigate cultural spaces: Indian immigrant women settling in New Zealand. Journal of Occupational Science, 19(1), 62-75. doi:10.1080/14427591.2011.602628

Nayar, S. (2012). Grounded theory: A research methodology for occupational science. Journal of Occupational Science, 19(1), 76-82. doi:10.1080/14427591.2011.581626

Tse, S., Laverack, G., Nayar, S., & Foroughian, S. (2011). Community engagement for health promotion: Reducing injuries among Chinese people in New Zealand. Health Education Journal, 70(1), 76-83. doi:10.1177/0017896909349241

Nayar, S. (2011). Settling in New Zealand: The wellbeing of Indian immigrant women as shaped by their children. Diversity in Health and Care, 8(2), 93-102. doi:10.1080/14427591.2012.736343

McCallin, A., & Nayar, S. (2011). Postgraduate research supervision: A critical review of current practice. Teaching in Higher Education. doi:10.1080/13562517.2011.590979

Other Publications:

Kim, H. & Hocking, C. (2015). Attending to everyday activities: A new perspective on the empowerment and liberation of immigrants. Social Dialogue (7), The International Association of Schools of Social Work.

Wong, G. (2013) Family influences on Asian youth smoking in the context of culture and migration to New Zealand. A thesis submitted to Auckland University of Technology in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy


The book contains the texts and selections of addresses and papers that were presented at a national conference on November 2009. The event focused on refugee resettlement, health and wellbeing.

This is available for purchase. If interested, please contact Barbara Coetzer

Looking back moving forward: Refugee health and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand by Abbott, M. & Nayar, S. (Eds) (2011). AUT University Media: Auckland, New Zealand.

Sobrun-Maharaj, A., & Nayar, S., & Choummanivong, C. (2011). Developing culturally responsive services for working with refugee youth with mental health concerns. Centre for Asian Health Research and Evaluation, School of Population Health. Prepared for Te Pou, The National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development. Auckland UniServices Limited, University of Auckland, 61pp.

DeSouza, R. (2011). Doing it for ourselves and our children: Refugee women on their own in New Zealand. Report prepared for Refugee Services Aotearoa New Zealand.


Refugee Research Symposium AUT 2015: Held 3 December, 2015 at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland.

2012 Fifth International Asian & Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference. Held 27-29 June, 2012 at University of Auckland, Auckland.

The Centre for Migrant and Refugee Research has been involved in the organization and support of the 'refugee' stream.

2009 Looking Back: Moving Forward – Refugee Health and Wellbeing in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Held 18-20 November 2009 at AUT University, Auckland.

Conference Presentations:

Wong, G. Towards a NZ Asian Health Strategy. Asian Health Week. Waitemata District health Board, Auckland, New Zealand: August 2015.

Wong, G. Health policy, health services and Asian peoples in New Zealand. Public Health Association of NZ Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand: Sept 2015.

Kim, H. The occupational experiences of Korean immigrants settling in New Zealand. Asian Health Week, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand: August 2015.

Kim, H. A Process of Regaining Control: A grounded theory of everyday experiences of Korean immigrants in New Zealand. KSAA Workshop, Adelaide, Australia: December 2014.

Kim, H. Attending to immigrants’ everyday activities: A new perspective on enhancing immigrants’ well-being. KAME International Conference, Seoul, Korea: May 2014.

Kim, H. Re-valuing self through occupation. The 16th WFOT, Yokohama, Japan: June 2014.

Kim, H. Enhancing well-being through everyday activities: Understanding Korean immigrants’ settlement process. The NZ Asian Studies Society International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand: November 2013.

Kim, H. Attending to immigrants’ everyday activities: A new perspective on supporting participation. Social Workers Registration Board Conference, Wellington, New Zealand: October 2013.

Abbott, M. Refugee Resettlement and Wellbeing: Reflections and Cogitations. Refugee Education Conference, AUT University North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. Dec 2011.

Nayar, S., & Sterling, K. Gendered diversity in occupation: Emerging insights from Indian immigrants in New Zealand. 5th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Nov 2011.

Nayar, S. Navigating Cultural Spaces: Exploring ways of working with Asian immigrant women. New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapy Clinical Workshops, Waitangi, New Zealand. Nov 2011.

Shaw, S., Nayar, S., McKenzie-Green, B., Spence, D., & Smith, N. The path to cultural competency in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Conference on Transcultural Nursing, Manipal, South India. Nov 2011.

Nayar, S., McKenzie-Green, B., Shaw, S., Spence, D., & Smith, N. Navigating cultural spaces: Implications for health professional practice. International Conference on Transcultural Nursing, Manipal, South India.Nov 2011.

Nayar, S., & Hocking, C. Navigating Cultural Spaces: revisiting models of acculturation and settlement. Joint Conference of the Society for the Study of Occupation USA (SSO:USA) and the Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists (CSOS), London, Ontario, Canada. Oct 2010.

Nayar, S. Navigating Cultural Spaces: learning from the occupational experiences of Indian migrant women. New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapy Conference, Nelson, New Zealand. Sept 2010.

Nayar, S. Settling in New Zealand. The everyday activities of Indian immigrant women as influenced by their children. 4th International Asian Health and Wellbeing Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. July 2010.