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Name Preferred Methodologies Supervision Area
Dr Carole Adamson
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48561
c.adamson@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Social work, stress, trauma, resilience, workplace support

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Margaret Agee
+64 9 373 7599
ext 87852
m.agee@auckland.ac.nz
 

Counselling theory and practice, including school counselling, applied ethics, loss and grief, suicide and suicide bereavement, and cross-cultural issues including complex cultural identities.

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Louisa Allen
+64 9 623 8899
ext 85140
le.allen@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies and feminist methodologies. Methods include - focus groups, interviews and some questionnaire work.

Sexuality education, masculinities and schooling, feminist post-structuralism, embodiment and education.

Masters and Doctoral

Elizabeth Anderson
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48745
e.anderson@auckland.ac.nz
 

Drama education

Masters

Cherie Appleton
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48558
c.appleton@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Practitioner Research

Social work, Values and Ethics, Professional Supervision, Child protection, Continuing professional education, Student learning, Practicum & Fieldwork, Management, Leadership Collaboration

Masters

Dr Allen Bartley
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48140
a.bartley@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed methods approaches - quantitative and qualitative

Migration policy and practice, migrant settlement and adaptation; 1.5 generation adolescents; issues dealing with biculturalism/ multiculturalism; immigration and social work; multicultural social work.

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Liz Beddoe
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48559
e.beddoe@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, Constructivist grounded theory, Practitioner research

Social Work Profession, Clinical Supervision, Workforce Issues, Professional Development, Workplace Learning, Critical Reflection, Social Work in Health Care.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Sally Birdsall
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48458
s.birdsall@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies including case studies, in-depth interviewing of teachers and children, classroom observations, participant observations, use of drawings and other strategies to gather data.

Levels of education - early childhood, primary, secondary and higher education.

Subject knowledge - science education and education for sustainability/environmental education.

Key issues - socioscientific issues, pedagogical content knowledge, identity, conceptual development.

Theoretical approaches - (social) constructivism; transformative learning theory; identity theories.

Key theorists - Mezirow, Stevenson.

Masters and Doctoral

Margot Bowes
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48721
m.bowes@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, interpretive methodologies including action research, case study, inteiview, observation, focus groups

Levels of Education/ Professional Practice: Secondary and Higher Education

Subject Knowledge: Physical Education.Teacher Professional Learning and Development; Assessment in Senior School Physical Education, Digital and a-learning, critical pedagogies for teaching and learning in Physical Education.

Key Issues: Improving teaching and learning, Making learning visible, Skill Acquisiton for the 21 C, assessment

Theorectical Approaches: Social Learning Theory, Critical Pedagogy, Dynamical Systems Theory

Key Therorists/ Researchers: Richard Tinning, Basil Berstein, Mary O'Sullivan, Adrienne Alton-Lee, David Kirk, Keith Davids, Bob Lingard

Masters

Professor Gavin Thomas Lumsden Brown
+64 9 623 8899
gt.brown@auckland.ac.nz

Quantitative data analysis (esp. multivariate data analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modeling, longitudinal curve modeling, testing, surveys, quasi-experimental methods)

Mixed-method data collection and analysis techniques

Assessment (including test & item writing, classical and modern test theory analysis, standardised & classroom testing, formative assessment, peer- and self-assessment, standard setting, effectiveness evaluation, higher education assessment)

Teacher and student attitudes, values, & beliefs (esp. validity and reliability studies of instruments focusing on effects of attitudes on outcomes and behaviour and related beliefs, such as teaching, learning, and curriculum)

Cross-cultural comparative research (esp. interest in Chinese/East Asian studies)

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Toni Bruce
+64 9 623 8899 ext 48646
t.bruce@auckland.ac.nz
Auto-ethnography, ethnographic fiction, narrative writing, in-depth interviewing, surveys, content and textual media analysis, feminist approaches Gender, race/ethnicity, national identity, sport, physical activity, the body, sociology of sport, marketing, sport management

Theoretical traditions include cultural studies, feminism, interpretive interactionism, postmodernism.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Pat Bullen
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48535
p.bullen@auckland.ac.nz
Experienced in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research Adolescent development with a particular focus on positive youth development.

Specific areas of interest include: mentoring and programme evaluation, extracurricular activities, education and employment transitions, health literacy, motivation, achievement, engagement, identity, cultural identity, youth participation, positive psychology, subjective well-being and adjustment.

Masters and Doctoral

Susan Carter
+64 9 623 8899
ext 84630
s.carter@auckland.ac.nz
Narrative methodologies, exegesis, text-based, qualitative Doctoral practice and pedagogy, doctoral writing, academic identity, supervision, threshold concepts, and also willing to cross disciplinary or theoretical boundaries.
Dr Angel Chan
+64 9 373 7999
ext 48884
angel.chan@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, life story, action research, ethnography, narrative and discourse analysis

Early childhood education, sociology of childhood, immigration and education, parenting, learning and teaching within Chinese contexts, transnationalism, identity theories, critical multiculturalism, critical pedagogy.

Masters and Doctoral

Maria Cooper
+64 9 373 7999
ext 48786
m.cooper@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative/interpretive, Case study, In-depth interviews, focus groups.

Early childhood education: teacher leadership, assessment, curriculum, infant and toddler pedagogy, young children's learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, Pasifika learners/identities in mainstream early childhood contexts,teacher-family partnerships, and teacher beliefs and understandings. Sociocultural theory and cultural historical activity theory.

Masters

Dr Matthew Gordon Ray Courtney
+64 9 373 7599
ext 48778
m.courtney@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative Methodologies including large scale sample surveys; data cleaning preparation, and transformation; t-tests, ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA; exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modeling; interest in item-response theory; software capabilities: MPlus, SPSS, AMOS, R, MLWin, Excel.

Secondary, adult, and higher education.
Inferential statisitics, standardised achievement testing, ESOL, socio-linguistics, social media in education, PE, and Health.
International student retention, use of social media in higher education, pastoral strategies in higher education, foreign language aquisition and motivation, population health and nutrition.
Quantitative paradigm and related methods.
Vincent Tinto, Nicole Ellison, Pascarella & Terenzini, Reynol Junco, and Bengt & Linda Muthen.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Maree Davies
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48628
mj.davies@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed methods, quasi experimental, experimental designs
Secondary education, understanding adolescent learners, critical thinking, critical thinking discourse analysis, surface to deep learning, pedagogy suitable for adolescent learners, motivation and engagement of adolescent learners, teaching adolescent learners, issues with NCEA, and learning incorporating digital technologies, dialogical discussions, dialogic teaching, neurological changes in adolescents

Honours, Masters and Doctoral

Dr Kelsey Deane
+64 9 623 7599
ext 48685
k.deane@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative, qualitative and mixed method applied research, including: Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, Theory-Driven and Participatory evaluation research designs, Action Research and advanced statistical analysis

Youth development, Youth programming, Programme evaluation, Social psychology, Community psychology,

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Helen Dixon
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48547
h.dixon@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodology, In particular case study and practitioner research. Research related to aspects of: assessment for learning, self-regulated learning, self-efficacy, teachers' beliefs, academic  study.  Within the contexts of compulsory schooling or higher education

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Ben Dyson
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48337
b.dyson@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Research on Teaching in Health and Physical Education

Masters and Doctoral

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E to H

Name Preferred Methodologies Supervision Area
Associate Professor Martin East
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48345
m.east@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative, qualitative and ‘mixed method’ approaches, including interviews, focus groups and questionnaires

Teaching, learning and assessment in schools, with a particular focus on languages (including international languages and English as an additional language); language policies

Masters and Doctoral

Katarina Edmonds
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48882
k.edmonds@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies: interviewing, focus group interviews, Ethnographic methodologies
Quantitative analysis: surveys, data sets, Rasch analysis Narrative methodologies: auto-ethnography, oral history

Primary and tertiary: Te reo Maori supervision; Maori medium education, Maori language, Maori education, Maori language assessment and testing, Maori medium curriculum development, Bilingual Education, Maori achievement in education, Maori language revitalisation, indigenous language revitalisation; Theoretical approaches: Language testing - quantative, kaupapa Maori

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Fiona Ell
+64 9 623 8899
ext 89847
f.ell@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative and quantitative approaches

Mathematics education, specifically primary.

Masters and Doctoral

Debbie Espiner
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48716
d.espiner@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative research

Inclusive education, facilitation, learning styles, collaborative consultation, adapting curriculum.

Masters

Dr Sandy Farquhar
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48270
s.farquhar@auckland.ac.nz
Hermeneutic philosophy; narrative analysis; text analysis; discourse analysis; and critical theory

Early childhood education; childhood studies; philosophy of education; education policy; curriculum theory; ethics; teacher education; flexible learning

Masters and Doctoral

Dr John Fenaughty
+64 9 373 7999
ext 48513
j.fenaughty@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies including in-depth interviewing, focus group interviews.
Ethnographic methodologies including fieldwork, classroom observations.
Quantitative methodologies including surveys, analysis of data sets; specific forms of analysis including t-tests, SPSS.
Narrative methodologies including auto-ethnography, ethnographic fiction, oral history.

Community, health agencies, early childhood, secondary, primary, higher education, physical education, social work, counselling, Māori education, Pacific education, ICT, technology, media, maths education, science education, dance, curriculum policy, cultural identity, school leadership, higher education philosophy, marginalised experiences, Social realism, postmodernism, symbolic interactionism, kaupapa Māori.

Master and Doctoral

Dr Esther Fitzpatrick
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48518
e.fitzpatrick@auckland.ac.nz

Qualitative: Critical autoethnography, Duoethnography, Narrative Inquiry. Methods: Semi structured interview, Thematic analysis, A/r/tography, Poetry, Visual, Creative writing.
Ethnic and cultural identity constructions, Postcolonial, Primary and higher education, Pedagogical knowledge: Art based pedagogy, Process drama as an effective pedagogical tool.
Dr Katie Fitzpatrick
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48652
k.fitzpatrick@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, critical and ethnographic

Health education, physical education: issues of culture, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in health and physical education, and critical ethnography.

Masters and Doctoral

Annaline Flint

+64 9 623 8899
ext 48237

a.flint@auckland.ac.nz

Qualitative methodology; Action research; Some quantitative and mixed methods experience

Teacher beliefs – expectations, self-efficacy, goal orientation, motivation, relatedness to students, passion for teaching;Values education; Beginning teacher induction and mentoring

Associate Professor Christa Fouché
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48648
c.fouche@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed Methods research and Applied Research, including Evaluation research, Action research, Intervention Research and Need Assessments

Social Services,
Workforce development, Practice Research

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Bev France
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48439
b.france@auckland.ac.nz
Interpretivist using qualitative data gathering modes of inquiry and quantitative data as a means of gathering base line data when required

Science and technology education. Most aspects particularly sociological focus, gender and professional development. Biotechnology Education and public understanding of science and technology. Classroom based research interpreting teachers’ programmes and student work.

Masters and Doctoral

Gillian Frankcom-Burgess
ext 48663
g.frankcom@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative and quantitative methods includes developing interview protocols and tests concerning teacher knowledge of mathematics.Analysing interview data and Data capture sheets for real-time teacher actions analysis is a current passion.

Maths Anxiety,psychology and personal content knowledge,primary and secondary areas, with investigative learning and problem-solving as my main interests,comprehensive knowledge of the Mathematics and Statistics curriculum (NZC 2007) from years 1 to 13, coupled with the advancement of technology to enable deep and meaningful engagement.

Masters and Doctoral

Professor Janet S Gaffney
+64 9 623 8899
janet.gaffney@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative and quantitative, using descriptive and experimental approaches, including case studies

Literacy learning and leading focused on merging the development of innovative and collaborative teacher leaders, who design and implement oral and written language interventions for children and youth with and without disabilities, in order to transform literacy outcomes of students and facilitate sustainable processes for system (districts, schools, classrooms) revitalization.

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Dawn Garbett
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48972
d.garbett@auckland.ac.nz
Practitioner research, action research, self-study and story-telling narratives.

Science education, gender and science, assessment, collaborative classrooms, early childhood, primary and secondary teacher education.

Masters and Doctoral

Lynda Garrett
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48657
l.garrett@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies. In particular, case study and practitioner research.

Effective differentiated teaching and learning approaches for all learners. Giftedness and talent in specific domains within both primary and secondary schooling sectors. Social emotional aspects of giftedness, teacher expectations of gifted and talented students, self-perceptions of gifted and talented students, motivation and self-regulatory considerations for gifted and talented students, provision options for gifted and talented students, particularly in the primary school context.

Masters   

Associate Professor Barbara Grant
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48272
bm.grant@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative; feminist; critical; post structural; discourse analysis; textual analysis

Higher education - critical and post critical (including feminist) theories of higher education. Academic identities, discourses of higher education; academic writing; supervision of graduate students; equity in higher education.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Susan Gray
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48514
s.gray@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Teacher development in language teacher education, language through the curriculum.

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Lexie Grudnoff
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48890
l.grudnoff@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative research methodologies New teacher learning and development: initial teacher education particularly the practicum, reflection, and standards; transition from student to teacher; beginning teacher stress and satisfaction; teacher identity; induction.

Masters and Doctoral
Associate Professor Cathy Gunn
+64 923 8354
ext 88354
ca.gunn@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Education eLearning

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Richard Hamilton
+64 9 623 8899 and
+64 9 373 7599
ext 85619
rj.hamilton@auckland.ac.nz
Survey Research, Interview, Quasi-experimental, Evaluation Studies, Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Design.

Educational Psychology: Cognitive Psychology, Tertiary Teaching, Learning and Achievement, Science Education, Learning from Reading.

Masters and Doctoral

Phil Harington
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48652
p.harington@auckland.ac.nz
Sociological research designs particularly small scale and qualitative. Policy review, analysis, evaluation and proposal making

Research planning and design concerned with the professional development of practitioners, the role of supervision as a professional support system, achieving civic improvements in the populations practitioners work in, policy innovation and the role of sociology in the professional practice of social works and teachers.

Masters

Dr Eleanor Hawe
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48733
e.hawe@auckland.ac.nz
Naturalistic field study; ethnography; case study; grounded theory; qualitative strategies, eg: interviews, participant observation; analysis of qualitative data. Assessment in primary and secondary schooling and higher education with an emphasis on assessment for learning - including feedback, development of students' evaluative knowledge and expertise, peer review, student self-monitoring and self-regulation.

Use of exemplars as resources for teaching and learning.

Reporting student progress and achievement.

Masters and Doctoral
Rena Heap
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48636
r.heap@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative and mixed-methods. Practitioner research, action research

Teacher education, Primary education and science education (including the philosophy of science).

Masters

Associate Professor Helen Hedges
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48606
h.hedges@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative/interpretivist, especially case study.

Early childhood curriculum, early childhood pedagogy, young children's learning and cognition, research with young children as participants, teacher beliefs and knowledge, teacher professional development, student teaching practicum experiences.

Masters and Doctoral

Paul Heyward
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48447
p.heyward@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Drama in Education, Critical reflection, the Moral and Political nature of teaching, Boys underachievement.

Masters

Dr Camilla Highfield
+64 9 373 7599
ext 48929
c.highfield@auckland.ac.nz
 
Mixed methods approaches such as questionnaires, interviews, analysis of data sets, classroom observations.

School and middle leadership, teacher professional learning and development, facilitation, schooling improvement, assessment, measurement of student outcomes, primary and secondary contexts.

Subject knowledge: the Arts, secondary school assessment, government policy.

Masters and doctoral

Associate Professor Mary Hill
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48630
mf.hill@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative research including interpretive and genealogy approaches, case study, ethnography, practitioner and collaborative action research. Research methods including interviews, focus groups, observation and other fieldwork approaches

Professional learning and development  in  learning, teaching and educational assessment, professional agency and development, teacher professionalism, school leadership for promoting learning and achievement, curriculum policy and development, and the impacts of policy on practice.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr John Hope
+64 9 623 8899
ext 87515 j.hope@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative or mixed methodology, not purely qualitative.

Research related to international policy or international students; Pedagogy related to information and communication technology; Educational leadership with an ICT emphasis; Teacher education graduation standards.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Te Kawehau Hoskins
+64 9 623 8899
ext 84213
tk.hoskins@auckland.ac.nz
‘Kaupapa Māori’ and other sociological approaches.

Māori Education

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Anne Hynds
+64 9 9232554
ext 82554
anne.hynds@auckland.ac.nz

Qualitative methodologies, including in-depth interviewing & focus group interviews

Ethnographic methodologies including field work, classroom observations

Action research & collaborative inquiry methodologies (including photovoice)

Mixed method evaluations including qualitative & quantitative methods

Professional learning and development in secondary schools

Culturally responsive and inclusive pedagogies

Cultural identity and marginalised experiences

Organisational psychology

Key theorists: Russell Bishop, Kurt Lewin, Urie Bronfenbrenner

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Ian Hyslop
+64 9 373 7599
ext 46439
i.hyslop@auckland.ac.nz

Qualitative study - in depth interviews, focus groups and theoretically informed dadata analysis.

Have some limited experience in the analysis of narrative accounts of lived experience.

Research related to social work, service recipients, and the lived experience of relative poverty.

Effectiveness of current approaches to the delivery of social work services form the perspective of social workers and service recipients.

Critcal realism and marxist dialectics.

Relevant thoerists include Bhaskar and Callinicos.

Doctoral

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Name Preferred Methodologies Supervision Area
Dr S Earl Irving
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48519
e.irving@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative and mixed methods

I mainly work with large scale student achievement databases, surveys and questionnaires (including their design), and employ statistical tools for analysis

Conduct and analysis of focus groups

Assessment and evaluation in education

Data driven decision making and inquiry in schools

School improvement using student achievement data

Student evaluation of teaching, especially highly accomplished teaching

Mentoring in schools

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Rebecca Jesson
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48162
r.jesson@auckland.ac.nz

 

Quasi-experimental methodologies including schooling interventions, design experiments and the Learning Schools Model.

Mixed- methods school-based research combining student achievement data with qualitative data sources, including case studies, classroom observation, student and teacher interview data. 

Literacy acquisition and literacy education, Writing and pedagogy of writing, transfer and application of textual knowledge, Intertextuality and dialogism in literacy learning, cognitive and socio-cultural theories of literacy acquisition and development, culturally responsive approaches to literacy pedagogy.

Masters and Doctoral
 

Professor Alison Jones
+64 9 623 8899
ext 88117
a.jones@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies; theoretical argument; text and discourse analysis; historical research Sociology of education; history of schooling; Māori-Pākeha relations in education and research; cross-cultural pedagogy; Pacific education; feminist theory and research; critical theory; applications of post structuralism in education.

Masters and Doctoral
Dr Peter Keegan
+64 9 623 8899
ext 84406
p.keegan@auckland.ac.nz
 

Māori language and education

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Frances Kelly
+64 9 373 7999
ext 48669
f.kelly@auckland.ac.nz
Discourse analysis and textual analysis; qualitative methodologies; narrative methodologies; archival research; visual analysis.

Higher education; doctoral education and supervision; history of education; discourses of education (including education in popular culture); academic writing.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Barbara Kensington-Miller
+64 9 923 2091
ext 82091
b.kensington-miller@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative and Quantitative

Mathematics education, Professional development, Mentoring, Cultural issues, Secondary and tertiary education in mathematics, higher education, academic identities, threshold concepts.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Louise Keown
+64 9 373 7599
ext 86435
l.keown@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative methods, including observational, questionnaire and structured interview data collection methods.

Parenting and family relationships. Fathers' influence on development. Cultural influences on parenting and child development. Parenting interventions using the Triple P Parenting Program.

Developmental Psychology, especially temperament, social and emotional development. Atypical behavioural development including ADHD, preschool behaviour problems and hyperactivity.

Masters and Doctoral

Professor Cynthia Kiro
+64 9 373 7599
ext 48645
c.kiro@auckland.ac.nz

 

Qualitative methodologies hui, focus groups, key informant interviews.

Quantative methodologies including epidemiology, some statistical analysis such as census analysis and application for policy interpretation.

Kaupapa Māori methodology.

Māori community, Government, policy, children's rights, inter-disciplinary health and education and welfare, lifecourse, socio-economic determinants

Māori education, equity of access for priority populations, inter-disciplinary work including community development and social work

Kaupapa Māori, socio-cultural, children's rights

Smith, Durie, Piketty(economic constructionism), Ritchie(longitudinal development),Hertzmann(lifecourse and socio-economic determinants)

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Margaret Kitchen
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48795
m.kitchen@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, including cross-cultural interviewing
Ethnographic, including fieldwork
Participatory Data analysis using modified grounded theory (Charmaz)
Discourse analysis, linguistic ethnography

School policies and practices for inclusion and participation for students from migrant backgrounds

Teacher development in language teacher education.

Masters and Doctoral

Professor Saville Kushner
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48183
s.kushner@auckland.ac.nz
Programme and Curriculum Evaluation
Case study
Democratic Evaluation
Action enquiry
Qualitative methods
Narrative enquiry
Biography and life history research

Educational Evaluation, Curriculum research and development, Classroom interactions, Professional training and development (police training, nurse education, social work training, etc.), Performing Arts, Criminal Justice, Health services, International development, Early years education, Organisational development, Spiritual education

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Alistair Kwan
+64 9 923 5367
ext 85367
alistair.kwan@auckland.ac.nz
Close reading, Archival research, Material culture studies, Critical approaches to historical replication and recreation, Physical and historical bibliography, Textual criticism.

Historical and philosophical approaches to science education, History of science, Knowledge technologies, and science eductaion- especially tertiary, Material culture of knowledge, Architectures(i.e buildings, furniture, spaces, landscapes) of knowledge, Knowledge-creation practices, and their origination.

Masters and Doctoral

Judine Ladbrook

+64 9 623 8899
ext 48660

j.ladbrook@auckland.ac.nz

Qualitative methodologies, particularly in-depth interview, focus group interview and diaries. She also uses survey method with open questions. English curriculum and literacy in the secondary school. Judine's current research centres around digital technology and student out-of-school reading, student Information skills and critical literacy, and digital literacy using socio-cultural, engagement and motivational theoretical stances.  
Dr Mei Kuin Lai
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48142
mei.lai@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative); Problem-based methodology

Schooling improvement and school change; research-development interventions to improve teaching and learning; sustainability of school reforms; professional learning communities.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Frances Langdon
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48769
f.langdon@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methods including action research.

Beginning teacher learning and induction, teacher effectiveness and children’s learning, professional development and inquiry, supervision, mentoring, initial teacher education.

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Kumar Laxman
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48131
k.laxman@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods

ICT in education, instructional design and technology, e-learning, m-learning, problem-based learning, alternative pedagogy

Masters and Doctoral

Manutai Leaupepe
+64 9 373 7599
ext 48771
m.leaupepe@auckland.ac.nz
 
Qualitative methodology - case studies, in-depth individual/focus group interviews
Pasifika research methodologies, action research, auto-ethnography, interpretivist paradigm 

Pasifika early childhood education, early childhood education, early years, teacher education
Pasifika education, cultural responsive pedagogies, social sciences education within the early years, mathematics within the early years, curriculum development, play and pedagogy, early childhood discourses, teacher-practitioner practice,
Pasifika cultural identities, teachers’ values and beliefs, teacher practice, social justice, gender, equity, cultural diversity
social-cultural theory, critical theory, early childhood discourses
Urie Bronfenbrenner, Lev Vygotsky, Friedrich Froebel, Paolo Freire, Marilyn Fleer, Elizabeth Woods

Masters

Dr Kerry Lee
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48529
k.lee@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) case studies, quasi experimental interventions and surveys.

Interventions in education including Pasifika involvement, digital learning, ICT in education, e-learning, m-learning,Technology Education, Enterprise Education, and nutritional changes in primary settings.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Deidre Le Fevre
+64 9 623 8899
ext 89843
d.lefevre@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative and mixed-methods. Longitudinal, ethnographic, case-study approaches. Practitioner and action research

Teacher learning, professional development, school change and improvement initiatives, leadership, pre-service pedagogy, beginning teacher development, literacy and arts education.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Maureen Legge
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48758
m.legge@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative - Narrative inquiry, case studies, autoethnography approaches.

Field education, more specifically physical education, outdoor education, adventure based learning, being bicultural, pedagogy for physical and outdoor education, reflective practice.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Steve Leichtweis
+64 9 373 7599
ext 48854
s.leichtweis@auckland.ac.nz
Focus groups, interviews, surveys, quantitative statistical analysis.

Education technologies, ICT, tertiary, secondary, primary more, technology acceptamce model, iPads, tablets.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Douglas J. Loveless
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48623
d.loveless@auckland.ac.nz

Qualitative methodologies using open-ended and in-depth data gathering/creation

Arts-based research including visual and performing arts such as painting, street art, typography, film, and drama.

Narrative methodologies including autoethnographies and self-studies

Levels of education: primary, intermediate, college, higher education

Subject knowledge: literacy, media, digital literacies, situated literacies, polymodalities, bilngual education, content area reading

Key issues: polymodal narratives in knowledge construction, cultural identity, participatory democracy, literacy for English Language Learners, vulnerability

Theoretical approaches: critical theory, complexity, poststructuralism

Masters and Doctoral

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M to R

Name Preferred Methodologies Supervision Area
Dr Irena Madjar
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48582
i.madjar@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methods, including ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory and narrative analysis

Social, cross-cultural, and ethical issues in education; professional education; health issues.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Jay Marlowe
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48248
jm.marlowe@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, constructivist grounded theory

Refugees, resettlement, trauma, loss and grief, cross cultural practice, social work practice, social work education, working with youth and youth deemed ‘at risk’

Masters and Doctoral

Jacoba Matapo
+64 9 373 7999
ext 48892
j.matapo@auckland.ac.nz
Pasifika methodologies including, Tuvaevae, Talanoa, Teu le va, Ula model, decolonising methodologies.
Qualitative methodologies, interviewing and focus groups.
Ethnography, auto-ethnography and field work.
Post qualitative methodologies, Rhizomatic analysis (rhizo-mapping), post-human, new-materialism.

Pasifika research, Early Childhood Education (pedagogy and leadership), arts-based education practice, Pasifika pedagogy, online learning (blended learning approaches).

Masters

Sasha Matthewman
+64 9 623 8899
ext 46379
sr.matthewman@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative
Discourse analysis
Multimodal analysis

English in education
Ecocriticism and Education for Sustainability
Teacher education
Digital literacies and new media representation
Learning with technology

Masters

Professor Stephen May
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48410
s.may@auckland.ac.nz
Critical and/or social constructivist approaches to linguistics, ethnography, discourse analysis.

Language policy, language rights, language education, multicultural education, multiculturalism, the politics of ethnicity and nationalism

Masters and Doctoral

Lyn McDonald
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48710
l.mcdonald@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative research including case study

Mentoring, student teacher learning on practicum, the role of the visiting lecturer in student teacher learning, the role of associate teachers, professional learning, teacher expectations

Masters

Alison Ann McGlashan
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48537
a.mcglashan@auckland.ac.nz
Interpretive approach to research via case study

Design Education
Design
Technology Education
Experiential Learning

Masters

Professor Stuart McNaughton
+64 9 373 7599
ext 87541
s.mcnaughton@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative and qualitative using both experimental and descriptive approaches including case studies. Developmental psychology in general and aspects of children’s literacy and language development and cultural processes, in educational and family settings.
Masters and Doctoral
Dr Graham McPhail
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48511
graham.mcphail@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methods including ethnographic case studies (Interviews, observations, focus groups) and action research.

Subject knowledge: music education, curriculum design, one-to-one music pedagogy
Key issues: knowledge in the curriculum, curriculum design, pedagogy
Theoretical approaches: sociology of education, social realism
Key theorists or researchers: Basil Bernstein

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Kane Meissel
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48722
k.meissel@auckland.ac.nz
Experimental and quasi-experimental design Project evaluation, Quantitative methodologies including Hierarchical Linear Modelling, Structural Equation Modelling, Rasch/Item Response Theory Psychometrics
Questionnaire Design

Literacy and language acquisition, Second language learning, Applied research methodologies (quantitative or mixed methods),priority learners, project evaluation, educational psychology.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Frauke Meyer
+64 9 373 7599
ext 48471
f.meyer@auckland.ac.nz
 
Mixed methods using both experimental and descriptive approaches.
Quantitative analysis (using SPSS) and qualitative, interpretive thematic analysis (using NVivo).
 

Educational leadership (including leadership interventions, school improvement, problem-solving in educational contexts, school leaders' conversations and feedback, goal-setting in educational contexts); literacy practices and education; special needs education; teacher education.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Pam Millward
+64 9 968 8765
ext 7363
pam.millward@manukau.ac.nz
Qualitative and quantitative Organisational learning facilitated by the use of student achievement information and the retention and success of under-represented groups, particularly at tertiary level study.

Projects: currently leading a project in fostering the retention and success of gifted and talented undergraduate students.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Kevin Moran
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48620
k.moran@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative

Survey, cross-sectional, ecological studies. Physical, health and sports education, injury prevention, drowning prevention, water safety and aquatics education.

Masters and Doctoral

Professor John Morgan
+64 9 623 8899
ext 46398
john.morgan@auckland.ac.nz
Critical theory, social and cultural theory Environmental sustainability and education; geographical education; social and cultural studies of education; curriculum studies and practice; teacher education; studies of curriculum policy and ICT

Previous doctoral supervisions in social studies and citizenship in Taiwan, Steiner Education and Geography Teaching, citizenship and neoliberalism, free and open software in Turkey

Masters' supervisions in new media, educational policy, geography education

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Carol Mutch
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48257
c.mutch@auckland.ac.nz

 

Qualitative research, including case study, narrative, ethnography, discourse analysis

Mixed methods – qualitative plus document analysis, survey and single case design

Social studies and citizenship education

Curriculum development and implementation

Education policy and history

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Molly Mullen
+64 9 373 7599
ext 48678
m.mullen@auckland.ac.nz
 
Qualitative methodologies and methods, ethnographic research, organisational research, arts based research, participatory methods.

Applied theatre, community based arts, theatre and drama education (early childhood through to adult education), youth theatre.
Economic, organisational and management issues in applied theatre, ecology and sustainability, arts and social justice /social change.
Feminism, postmodernism, poststructuralism, performance theories.

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Michael O’Brien
+64 9 623 8899
ext 46368
ma.obrien@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methods (interview data, focus groups, narrative methods), policy analysis, secondary data analysis, action research, introductory quantitative data gathering.

Social policy, social justice, welfare reform, child poverty, social security, social services organisation and delivery, social work practice

Masters and Doctoral

Barbara Ormond
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48476
b.ormond@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative research; historical research

Secondary education in the disciplines of History, Social Studies and Art History; standards-based assessment – NCEA principles and practices; effective pedagogies for secondary learners; implementing the New Zealand Curriculum; the history of Art History education.
Interdisciplinary connections – history and art history; visual evidence and iconographical shifts; early modern English prints.
Sociology of education – social realist theories of disciplinary knowledge and curriculum.

Masters

Dr Alan Ovens
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48605
a.ovens@auckland.ac.nz
Methodologies for researching lived experience such as phenomenological hermeneutics, group memory-work, and narrative analysis. Also interested in action research and the concept of reflexivity in methodology.

Teacher education with a particular interest in the practicum. Physical education with an emphasis in areas such as: learning in through and about games; the sociology of the body; and the concept and nature of good teaching in PE.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Hong-Jae Park
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48690
hj.park@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed methods approaches (Qualitative and Quantitative)

Social work and human services: issues associated with migrants and international students, family issues, ageing and older people (elder care and abuse), transnationalism and community development, social policy and social work practice in the Asia/Pacific region.

Masters and Doctoral

Professor Judy Parr
+64 9 623 8899
ext 88998
jm.parr@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative and qualitative, using both quasi-experimental and descriptive approaches, including case studies.

Developmental/cognitive psychology; learning issues. Literacy, specifically written language; the interface between literacy and technology; computer-mediated communication.

Masters and Doctoral

Mera Penehira
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48730
m.penehira@auckland.ac.nz
Kaupapa Māori methodologies
Qualitative methodologies

Kaupapa Māori theory and praxis
Māori and Indigenous health, well being and education
Indigenous research methodologies
Māori education including special education, Immersion Māori education, and early childhood education
Māori women and marginalisation
Decolonisation

Masters and Doctoral

Pamela Perger
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48510
p.perger@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Teaching and learning mathematics at primary/intermediate school

Masters
 

Lesley Pohio
ext 48461
l.pohio@auckland.ac.nz

Qualitative methodologies: Individual interviews; Focus group interviews; Visual artefacts as data.

Professional practice: Early childhood education
Subject knowledge: Visual arts; Outdoor education/pedagogy of place; Pedagogical documentation.
Key issues: Cultural identity: The image of the child; The environment as the third teacher; Ecological  learning and teaching communities.
Theoretical approaches: Socio-cultural theoretical approach.

Masters

Darren Powell
+64 9 373 7999
ext 48647
d.powell@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, critical, ethnographic, and visual methods approaches, including: one-to-one and group interviews, photo-elicitation interviews, classroom observations, field work, documentary evidence, case studies, policy analysis, discourse analysis and conducting research with children and teachers.

Health education; physical education; primary, intermediate and secondary schooling; critical obesity studies; childhood obesity; children's (un)healthy lifestyles; fat studies; critical ethnography; advertising and marketing to children; the privatisation, corporatisation and commercialisation of education; health promotion in schools; food and nutrition education; body image; sexuality education; sociology of the body; corporate philanthropy; children and young people's understanding of health, fitness, fatness, sport, physical activity, exercise and play.

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Richard Pringle
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48462
r.pringle@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, Foucauldian theorising

Sport and social issues with a focus on pain, pleasure, gender, masculinities

Masters and Doctoral

Associate Professor Elizabeth Rata
+64 9 623 8899
ext 46315
e.rata@auckland.ac.nz
Ethnography, document analysis, policy analysis, historical research, qualitative methods, higher education.

Curriculum theory and practice, Knowledge and epistemology, Politics of knowledge, Cultural Politics; History of Education; Sociology of Education; Public Policy; Political Studies; Māori Education; Indigeneity, ethnicity and identity studies; Socio-economic class, Higher Education and International Education.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Catherine Rawlinson
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48736
c.rawlinson@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Gifted and talented education; self concept, education psychology.

Masters and Doctoral

John Roder
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48687

j.roder@auckland.ac.nz

Aspects of philosophical inquiry,

Qualitative methodology including some mixed methods experience

Ethnography that includes online participatory elements (teacher researcher communities of practice - teacher inquiry and 2nd order action research) also skillsets in some digitally enhanced research practices

 

ICT, elearning, open learning (esp in Higher Ed), philosophy of education, inclusive education, ECE assessment (pedagogical documentation), ECE leadership

Masters

Professor Christine Rubie-Davies
+64 9 373-7599
ext 82974
c.rubie@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative and Qualitative methodology

Teacher's expectations, teacher beliefs, student self-esteem, goal setting, the instructional and socio emotional climate of the classroom. Can supervise students in most areas of educational and social psychology.

Masters and Doctoral

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Name Preferred Methodologies Supervision Area
Dr Adrienne Sansom
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48400
a.sansom@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, including narrative, phenomenology, and interpretive and critical inquiry

Dance education, arts education, early childhood education and cultural foundations.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Lorri Santamaría
+64 9 623 8899
ext 46353
l.santamaria@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies (e.g., in-depth interviewing, focus group interviews); Ethnographic methodologies (e.g., fieldwork, classroom observations); Narrative methodologies (e.g., auto-ethnography, ethnographic fiction, oral history), and Mixed Methods (e.g., qualitative approaches as well as quantitative methodologies including surveys, analysis of data sets; specific forms of analysis including t-tests, SPSS)

Levels of education/professional practice - Middle years, primary, higher education
Subject knowledge - Multicultural education, educational leadership (K-12 and higher education), critical studies, and ethnic studies
Key issues - cultural identity, school leadership, higher education, and marginalised experiences
Theoretical approaches - Critical race theory, postmodernism, multiculturalism, Kaupapa Maori, feminism
Key theorists or researchers - James Banks, Paolo Friere, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Viviane Robinson.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Ritesh Shah
+64 9 623 8899
ext 46356
r.shah@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative and mixed-methods approaches: surveys, interviews, focus groups, classroom observations, Most Significant Change (MSC), participant observation

Key research issues/interests: Education and international development, comparative and international education, education in conflict-affected/fragile state environments, education in Oceania (including the Pacific); education and globalisation; educational policy studies; teachers' work and identity; evaluation approaches and methodologies. Theoretical approaches: critical realism, complexity theory, post-colonial theory.

Masters

Dr Matthew Shepherd
+64 9 373 7999
ext 46368
m.shepherd@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies, Quatitative methodologies, Kaupapa Māori methodologies

Non-government organisations, child and adolescent mental health agencies, kaupapa Māori organisations, clinical psychology, social work, mental health, bicultural practice, indigenous psychology, electronic therapies and cognitive behavioural therapy, cultural identity, therapeutic interventions for children adolescents and whānau, Kaupapa Maori, ecological systems theory and cultural epistemology.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Natsuko Shintani
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48463
n.shintani@auckland.ac.nz
Quantitative and mixed methods, Meta-analysis

Second and foreign Language Acquisition, Task-based Language Teaching, form-focused instruction, Individual Learner Differences (age, language aptitude, working memory), Classroom Interaction, corrective feedback and second language writing.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Rae Siilata
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48193
r.siilata@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Bilingualism and Biliteracy; indigenous education; second language acquisition; Pasifika education; linguistically and culturally responsive pedagogies in English-medium classrooms; reciprocal family-school partnerships.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Claire Sinnema
+64 9 623 8899
ext 46426
c.sinnema@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed methods, qualitative, case study, problem-based methodology, practitioner inquiry, systematic and integrative literature review

Educational leadership - including leadership interventions, school improvement, principal and teacher evaluation/appraisal, problem-solving in educational contexts and educational leaders¹ interpersonal capabilities, conversations and feedback

Curriculum - including national and local curriculum policy, implementation and evaluation and comparative studies

Inquiry oriented practice ­ including practitioner inquiry, Teaching as Inquiry, inquiry-oriented teaching standards, student voice

Masters and Doctoral

Alexis Siteine
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48508
a.siteine@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Citizenship and Identity as well as Social Studies Education

Masters

Dr Jill Smith
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48713
j.smith@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Visual arts education; cultural diversity

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Wayne Smith
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48760
w.smith@auckland.ac.nz
  Masters
Sue Spooner
+64 9 373 7599
ext 48720
s.spooner@auckland.ac.nz

Quantitative methodologies
Mixed methodologies

Priority Learners, Inclusive education, Disability studies, Care, Blind/Low Vision Education: Early childhood, primary, secondary levels

Masters

Dr Barbara Staniforth
+64 9 373 7999
ext 48349
b.staniforth@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methods, mixed methodologies and oral history collection.

Clinical social work, working in the areas of treatment for depression, grief and loss, anxiety disorders and personality disorders, cognitive behavioural theory, dialectical behaviour therapy and mindfulness practice, professional social work identity, history of social work and social workers, mental health, counselling in social work and biculturalism.

Masters and Doctoral

Professor Lorraine Stefani
+64 9 373 7599
lorraine.stefani@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, Quantitative (more limited expertise), Narratives.

Higher Education, Higher Education Leadership, Policy and Strategy in Higher Education, All topics on Curriculum, Design, Development, Creativity in Higher Education, Professional Development in Higher Education, Quality Assurance/Enhancement in Higher Education.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Jason M Stephens
+64 9 623 7999
ext 46409
jm.stephens@auckland.ac.nz
Predominantly quantitative methodologies including survey development, correlational and experimental research designs, statistical analysis of data sets; specific forms of analysis include chi-square analysis, t-tests, ANOVA, OLS and logistic regression analyses, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling.
Some qualitative methodologies including interviewing, focus groups, and document analysis.

Educational psychology--academic motivation, self-regulation, moral development and functioning, character education, cheating behaviour, blended learning, and learning analytics.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Sean Sturm
+64 9 923 3145
ext 83145
s.sturm@auckland.ac.nz
I have expertise in qualitative and narrative methodologies, but have a particular interest in critical-creative approaches to research and writing, including autoethnography, hermeneutics and ficto-criticism. Following areas of higher education research:
- the philosophy of education (especially critical theory in education)
- critical pedagogy
- the "idea" of the university
- critique and creativity in the university
- learning and teaching spaces, online and "offline"
- assessment of learning and teaching
- the scholarship of teaching and learning
- the doctorate, especially doctoral pedagogy and doctoral candidates as academics
- writing pedagogy
I am comfortable with many theoretical approaches, but have a particular focus, as my research interests suggest, on the philosophy of education and critical theory.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Sue Sutherland
+64 9 373 7999
ext 48734
sue.sutherland@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies including case study research. Mixed method approaches.

Teaching and learning in schools with particular focus on student agency and school initiatives for promoting effective educational planning and achievement; priority learners; teacher education; visual arts education.

Masters and Doctoral

Professor Helen Sword
+64 9 923 6686
ext 86686
h.sword@auckland.ac.nz
Textual analysis

Higher education pedagogy (especially Arts education); academic development; teaching of literature; academic writing; multiple intelligences.

Masters and Doctoral

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Name Preferred Methodologies Supervision Area
Dr Jennifer Tatebe
+64 9 923 6686
ext 87906
j.tatebe@auckland.ac.nz

Qualitative:

Surveys
Interviews
Discourse analysis
Focus groups
Classroom observations

Primary, secondary, higher education
Subject knowledge: Social Sciences curriculum, higher education
Key issues: Social justice and equity in education, Disadvantage/privilege, Social class and poverty, Initial Teacher Education, Priority learners
Theoretical approaches: Critical theory

Masters and Doctoral

Sophie Tauwehe Tamati
+64 9 923 6686
ext 48705
t.tamati@auckland.ac.nz

Qualitative methodologies including in-depth interviewing and focus group interviews.

Quantitative methodologies including surveys, analysis of data sets.

Levels of education/professional practice: Primary, Secondary, Higher Education, Maori bilingual units, Maori immersion units, Kura Kaupapa Maori, Wharekura.

Subject knowledge: Transacquisition pedagogy, Maori medium education, Bilingual education, Second language acquisition, Language learning and teaching, Bilingualism and Biliteracy.

Key issues - indigenous language loss, language change, language revitalisation, language evolution, flexible bilingualism, language fluidity.

Theoretical approaches - Kaupapa Maori, Conceptual progression, Social realism.

Key theorists or researchers - Lev Vygotsky, Jim Cummins, Nancy Hornberger, Elizabeth Rata, Basil Bernstein.

Masters

Dr Marek Tesar
+64 9 623 8899
ext 46375
m.tesar@auckland.ac.nz
Discourse and policy analysis, qualitative methodologies, ethnographic and narrative methodologies, archival research

Early childhood education, childhood studies, children's literature, philosophy of education, history of education.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Kimai Tocker
+64 9 623 8899
ext 46415
k.tocker@auckland.ac.nz
Story-telling and narrative enquiry; story-telling as an indigenous form of research and as a way to disseminate information; qualitative research focus framed within an kaupapa Maori methodology.

Māori medium education (learning and teaching In the Māori language); kura kaupapa Māori; kura kaupapa Māori provide a schooling option in which Māori language and culture form the basis of learning and teaching.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Constanza Tolosa
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48692
c.tolosa@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, mixed methods including questionnaires, interviews, conversation analysis

Teaching of languages in schools, Language teacher education, Teachers’ beliefs, Use of technology in language teaching.

Masters and Doctoral

Tony Trinick
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48905
t.trinick@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed methods

Development of Māori medium curriculum. Māori medium mathematical discourse. The teaching and learning of mathematics in Māori medium contexts.

Masters

Robyn Trinick
ext 48700
r.trinick@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodolgies including in-depth interviewing with both children and adults, focus group interviews with children, teachers and whānau  (WFRC)

Ethnographic methodologies including extensive fieldwork, classroom and community observations (WFRC + MEd)

Experience in PI role, covering whole research process from ethics application to final report (WFRC)

Case studies.
Levels/contexts: early childhood, primary, community

Subject knowledge: music education, arts education, music and language development, working in a bicultural setting (for non-Māori), community education, the key competencies, second language learning through the arts, multi-modal learning, connections between 'sound and symbol'
Dr Jannie van Hees
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48348
j.vanhees@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies: including classroom observational analysis - discourse/linguistic and interactional; video recording and analysis; in-depth interviewing - children and adults - Pasifika and Maori; linguistic and interactional coding; case study data collection and analysis; bilingual testing and assessment; professional development impact analysis

Quantitative methodologies: quantitative data sets alongside qualitative approaches and data; language testing - vocabulary; grammatical - quality and quantity of expression

Ethnographic methodologies: including case study data collection and analysis; classroom observations and analysis

Early childhood; learning in the early years; primary schooling; junior secondary

Language acquisition - English/other; bilingual education
Linguistics - Systemic Functional Linguistics; applied linguistics
Language testing and assessment - oral and written/ vocabulary
Classroom pedagogy; classroom observation and anaylsis/ methodology; human behaviour analysis software metcognition

Oral language in the classroom; discourse analysis
Language acquisition and interactional/ expressive patterns in the classroom
Writing effectiveness - pedagogy and effects on learners; vocabulary testing and pedagogy
Pasifika and Maori learners; teaching and learning in low SES schools; empowerment through language
Optimising learning conditions; pedagogy in the young years of primary schooling
Home-school partnerships; inclusion and diversity

Socio-linguistic theory; culturalism; ecological linguistics; naturalistic studies; explanatory theory; environmental conditioning
van Uer; Halliday; Hoff; Vygotsky; Baker; Nuthall; Bronfenbrenner

Masters and Doctoral

Helen Villers
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48548
h.villers@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Literacy and /or biliteracy acquisition and development and Children’s Literature. Related aspects of critical literacy and multiliteracies.

Masters

Joanne Walker
+64 9 623 8899
ext 84759
jo.walker@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed Methods

Collaborative problem solving in school contexts; Inclusive education strategies; Professional development of teachers and/or supervision; School change and improvement initiatives.

Masters

Dr Gillian Ward
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48840
g.ward@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed methods

Educational administration, science and chemistry education, secondary teacher education, learning and work environment studies.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Janna Wardman
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48258
j.wardman@auckland.ac.nz
Mixed methods; whatever is appropriate to the area of research

Gifted education – any area

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Penelope Watson
+64 9 623 8899
ext 46424
p.watson@auckland.ac.nz

Mixed methods: quantitative and qualitative methods.

Gender issues, gender stereotypes and stereotype threat, teacher expectations and their influence on student outcomes, the relationship between student ethnicity and gender, and the social psychology of the classroom.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Melinda Webber
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48456
m.webber@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative

Identity, Ethnicity, and/or Hybridity studies. Teaching, Learning and Māori students.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Deborah Widdowson
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48564
d.widdowson@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative methodologies: in-depth/open-ended interviews, focus group interviews
Ethnographic methodologies: fieldwork, classroom observation
Quantitative methodologies: surveys - online and pencil and paper, structured interviews, structured observations
Mixed-methods: mixing of various qualitative and quantitative methodologies
Subect knowledge: Child development, cognitive and conceptual development, language and literacy development and learning,

Key issues:  transition to school, socio-cultural perspectives on development and learning, communicative practices/writing genres, life-long learning, biological thinking,

Key theorists/researchers - Lev Vygotsky, Barbara Rogoff, Mikhail Bakhtin, Ann Hass Dyson, W Hanks
Rod Wills
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48752
r.wills@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative including in-depth interviewing and focus groups. Policy review, analysis and evaluation. Visual ethnography. Disability Studies in Education. Disability and cultural studies. Disability arts and theatre. Ethics and moral philosophy, ableism.
Critical theory, post structural theory.

 

Dr Aaron Wilson
+64 9 373 7599
ext 48574
aj.wilson@auckland.ac.nz

Mixed methods within quasi-experimental designs,analysis of NCEA data, classroom observations, questionnaires and interviews

Main research interests are related to improving outcomes for Maori and Pasifika students and students in low socio-economic communitities. I have a particular interest in secondary schooling but have supervised and conducted research in primary schools as well. Particular areas of interest are:
Disciplinary literacy,Literacy in mathematics and the sciences,NCEA,Subject English,Teacher professional learning and development,Reading comprehension,Writing,Promoting productive classroom talk/dialogue apoproaches.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr Jan Wilson
ext 87577
jd.wilson@auckland.ac.nz
 
Qualitative research, especially narrative, life story and feminist research. In depth interviewing.

I have worked as a counsellor at secondary and tertiary level for 30 years. In the past 12 years I have also supervised research students within the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUT and for the past 5 years within the Counsellor Education Programme at the University of Auckland.
I have a particular interest in counselling theory and practice, especially practitioner research. Counselling supervision, identity issues including gender, sexuality and age, depression and meaning-making.

Masters and Doctoral

Dr 'Ema Wolfgramm-Foliaki
+64 9 373 7599
ext 89052
Ea.wolfgramm@auckland.ac.nz
Pasifika Methodology, Qualitative

Pasifika Education, Emergent Literacy, Student Retention and Achievement, Leadership Skills. Any topics on Early Childhood Education especially with Pasifika communities.

Masters and Doctoral

Professor Lawrence Zhang
+64 9 623 8899
ext 48750
lj.zhang@auckland.ac.nz
Qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods

Bilingual-biliteracy acquisition/learning, metacognition in literacy learning, school-based intervention on literacy development (reading and writing), home-school literacy practices, TESOL, teacher development, teacher identity, teacher cognition and change.

Masters and Doctoral

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