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11 May 2015
Iain Matheson’s doctoral thesis is passed by his University of Otago examiners. His qualitative thesis entitled Slipping down ladders and climbing up snakes concerns the experiences of New Zealand university students who were in state care as children. Journal articles and a training game to follow. Due to graduate with a Doctor of Education in August 2015.

23 February 2015
Now for the fifth year, Iain Matheson is delivering the Massey University postgraduate paper Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research. This is a core paper of the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Sector Evaluation Research (PGDSSER).

12 October 2014
Iain Matheson joins the editorial board of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care. The journal’s homepage is at celcis.org/resources/scottish_journal

18 August 2014
Iain Matheson presents findings from his doctoral research on university students who were in state care at the Association of Child Welfare Agencies biennial conference in Sydney.

24 February 2014
This year Iain Matheson is again delivering the Massey University postgraduate paper Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research. This is a core paper of the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Sector Evaluation Research (PGDSSER).

24 April 2013
Matheson Associates selected by MSD for inclusion in their Capability Mentoring Qualified Supplier List, as having the necessary expertise and experience to deliver capability development services to community and social services organisations. Iain Matheson also led the Institute of Management Consultants New Zealand’s (IMCNZ) successful Ministry of Social Development (MSD) listing with 14 specifically approved Certified Management Consultants (CMC) nationwide.

8 February 2013
For the third year running, Iain is delivering the Massey University postgraduate paper Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research. This is a core paper of the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Sector Evaluation Research (PGDSSER).

21 November 2012
Iain Matheson undertakes accreditation training with the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.

14 September 2012
Matheson Associates’ company page launched on Linkedin.

14 June 2012
Iain to present doctoral research findings at the Association of Child Welfare Agencies biennial conference Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre20-22 August 2012

18 April 012
Iain becomes a Council member of the Institute of Management Consultants New Zealand

1 April 2012
Article written by Iain Matheson, along with Graham Connelly, published by the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland. Article compares the research literature on the education of looked after children in Scotland, with those in Scandinavia and Finland.

20 February 2012
For the second year running, Iain is delivering the Massey University postgraduate paper Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research. This is a core paper for both the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Sector Evaluation Research (PGDSSER) and the Master in Public Policy (MPP).

3 October 2011
Iain Matheson, along with Dr Graham Connelly Research and Qualifying Courses Manager at with the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland, launches the international Education of Children in Care Network (ECCN) as a linkedin professional group. ECCN is for child welfare and education practitioners, managers, researchers and policy-makers. With a strong international focus, the group offers the opportunity to: discuss good practice experiences and ideas from different jurisdictions and perspectives; exchange information on practice and policy initiatives and research and evaluation studies; and support endeavours to raise educational attainment and understanding of this issue. This linkedin group is at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Education-Children-in-Care-Network-4113166?gid=4113166&trk=hb_side_g

9 August 2011
At a ceremony as part of the annual ANZEA conference at Te Papa, Wellington, Iain Matheson introduces Dr Robin Peace, Associate Professor at Massey University, and her appointment as one of the two founding members of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA) Taumata (Council).

12 July 2011
Iain Matheson delivers a keynote presentation on the education of children in care to the International Foster Care Organisation world congress in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Copy of presentation available athttp://www.slideshare.net/iainmatheson/ifco-2011-theeducationofchildrenandyoungpeopleincarefinal


5 July 2011
‘Be With Baby’ is approved as a Matheson Associates NGO organisational capability and capacity building programme organisation. ‘Be With Baby’ is a Manawatu-based groupwork programme for children (0-4 years) and their mothers affected by family violence; it is a community collaboration between ARCS (Abuse Rape Crisis Support) Manawatu, Barnardos, Midcentral DHB, Te ArohaNoa, Te Runanga O Raukawa and Palmerston North Women’s Refuge.

23 March 2011
Iain Matheson delivers the inaugural Every Child Matters webinar on foster family recruitment to 400 Canadian delegates. Entitled Foster family recruitment: What the international research tells us, this webinar critically explores in a very accessible way, the current research evidence on what has been found to "work” in relation to foster family recruitment. Every Child Matters Strengthening Foster Families in Canada is a three year project dedicated to improving foster family recruitment, retention and training practices by collecting and disseminating information, tools and best practices from around Canada. Every Child Matters is a 3 year partnership between the Child Welfare League of Canada and the Canadian Foster Family Association and is funded by the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnership Program. The PowerPoint slides from the webinar are available to download from http://www.slideshare.net/iainmatheson/foster-family-recruitment

28 February 2011
Iain Matheson now part-time teaching coordinator of the Massey University postgraduate paper Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research.

29 November 2010
Matheson Associates is currently accepting applications from child welfare NGOs and philanthropic foundations, for up to 5 places on their new organisational capability and capacity building programme. Successful applicants are eligible for a 50% discount on management consultancy, research & evaluation and learning & development fees for up to 5 days annually over 5 years.

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8 October 2010
Iain Matheson has an article on foster carer recruitment published in the journal of the Child Welfare League of Canada.

Click here to download the article - the English version of the article is on pages 11-18.

22 September 2010
Iain Matheson presents an Institute of Management Consultants NZ skills session in Wellington entitled “Research skills for management consultants – sharpening the tools.” Copy of presentation available at http://www.slideshare.net/iainmatheson/research-skills-for-management-consultants

1 September 2010
Matheson Associates launch new Management Mentoring Programme for social sector managers in New Zealand and overseas. Six month and 18 month options available.

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2-4 August 2010
Iain Matheson presents a paper on Out-of-Home Care standards at the Association of Child Welfare Agencies (ACWA) conference at the Sydney Conference Centre. Presentation available from http://www.slideshare.net/iainmatheson/out-of-home-care-standards-in-canada-ireland-and-the-uk-4996047

25 May 2010
Iain Matheson is now a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) – this is the highest level of accreditation from the Institute of Management Consultants New Zealand. Recognised in 47 countries, the designation of CMC means that a consultant has met world class standards of competence, ethics and independence

27 February 2010
Iain Matheson is now on the Linkedin network. To see his profile go to http://www.linkedin.com/in/iainmatheson or if you already know him become part of his Linkedin network.

21 January 2010
Following the presentation of his doctoral research proposal at a University of Otago College of Education confirmation seminar, Iain Matheson is formally confirmed as a Doctor of Education (EdD) candidate. His part-time qualitative study is on the education experiences of New Zealand University students with a residential or foster care background.

27 November 2009
Iain Matheson engaged by KPMC Australia to advise on their development of national out-of-care standards on behalf of Australian Federal Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

4 November 2009
Iain Matheson presents a paper at the 2nd International Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators in Sydney on educational attainment of children in care.

3 November 2009
Iain Matheson presents a paper at the Symposium on Child Inclusive Research in Sydney.

27 October 2009
Matheson Associates celebrate their first five years in business.

16 July 2009
Iain Matheson presents his research findings on foster care standards in Australia, Canada, Ireland and the UK, to over 500 delegates at the International Foster Care Organisation conference in Dublin, Ireland.

28 May 2009
Iain Matheson makes a plenary presentation at the Canadian Foster Families Association annual symposium in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.