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Dr. Diana Amundsen

Senior Lecturer

I began my academic career here at The University of Waikato, where I completed my Bachelors degree majoring in psychology and Japanese. In 2000 I was offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work and study at the University of Hawai'i where ... more

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Michela Anderson

Teaching Fellow
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Mr Paul Ashman

Professional Experiences Coordinator, Secondary


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Professor Mere Berryman

Director of Poutama Pounamu

In my work, I aim to challenge the pervasive and historical discourses that perpetuate educational disparities for Māori students and disrupt these through school leadership and reform initiatives. In my research, I combine understandings from kaupapa Māori and critical theories ... more

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Ms Gaenor Brown

Teaching Fellow
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Jade Browne

Teaching Fellow
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Dr Cathy Buntting

Director, Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research

My research interests straddle science, technology and STEM education across the school years, with a strong focus on innovative approaches to education in these disciplines, and I am proud to be Director of the award-winning Science Learning Hub - Pokapū ... more


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Associate Professor Nigel Calder

I have experience in a range of educational positions including teaching, management, curriculum advisory, research projects, resource publications, and research. While my academic work encompasses a diversity of contexts, my research and interests focus predominantly on using digital technologies and ... more

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Dr Richard Calderwood

Richard Calderwood has a background in economic geography, planning for retail location, marketing and supermarketing and is a Research Developer in the Institute for Business Research. His current research interests are in: advertising creativity, effectiveness, and strategy, retail marketing.Richard has ... more

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Dr Wendy Carss

Programme leader Bachelor of Teaching; Senior lecturer

Senior lecturer in literacy education papers within the Bachelor of Teaching (primary) and Masters of Education programmes.Supervisor Masters and Ph.D students2021: Member Context Matters International Advisory Committee (CODE/ILA)2018-2021:Elected member of the International Literacy Association's Board of Directors2018-2021: Chair ILA Global ... more

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Ms Sue Cheesman

Senior Lecturer in Dance Education
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Associate Professor Maurice M W Cheng

Acting Deputy Head of School, Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education
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Mrs Linda Clark

Teaching Fellow
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Dr Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips

Senior lecturer

Formerly a kindergarten teacher, Jeanette has been at the University of Waikato in the Faculty of Education since 2005. She completed her Masters of Education in 2007 with a thesis entitled: Distributing the leadership: A case study of professional development. ... more

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Dr Claire Coleman

Senior Lecturer

I began my career in education as a puppeteer in a disability awareness education programme and taught in a variety of educational settings. I discovered process drama through my studies in the Postgraduate diploma in Education and went on to ... more

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Dr Sheralyn Cook

Lecturer
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Beverley Cooper

Senior Lecturer

Currently Senior Lecturer and chair of the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ) which represents institutions who offer degree level Initial Teacher Education programmes ... more

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Phillipa Cosgriff

Professional Experience Lead
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Professor Bronwen Cowie

Associate Dean Research

My research is focussed on classroom interactions and learning, with an emphasis on Assessment for Learning in science and technology classrooms and culturally responsive pedagogy in science education. This aspect of my research is underpinned by a sociocultural view of ... more

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Dr Emma Cunningham

Lecturer

My research interests are literacy education, the transition between intermediate school and high school, Pacific education, qualitative research methodologies and home-school partnerships. ... more


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Associate Professor Nicola Daly

I am an Associate Professor in Te Kura Toi Tangata, Division of Education where I teach children's literature at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The main focus of my research is in the language used in New Zealand children's picturebooks. My ... more

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Dr Bronya Dean

Lecturer
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Dr Pablo Del Monte

Lecturer in Education
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Dr Melissa Derby

Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer teaching early literacy and human development at the University of Waikato's Tauranga campus and online.I completed my PhD at the University of Canterbury, and my study was part of A Better Start National Science Challenge. ... more

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Dr Andrew Doyle

Lecturer in Technology Education
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Mrs Greta Dromgool

PLD Facilitator for the Science Learning Hub
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Dr Sue Dymock

Senior Lecturer


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Associate Professor Chris Eames

Director Postgraduate Research and Programmes and Director, TEMS Education Research Centre
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Dr Kerry Earl Rinehart

Senior Lecturer

I am a senior lecturer in the School of Education and Co-Editor of the Waikato Journal of Education.My PhD study was based on an interest in how school principals are judged in their work. It was titled Judging what they ... more

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Dr Frances Edwards

Senior Lecturer
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Dr Sonja Ellis

Associate Professor in Human Development

After completing my BSoc.Sc. and M.SocSc.(hons) at The University of Waikato, in 1997 I was relocated to the UK to take up a once-in-a-lifetime scholarship to study as a doctoral student at Loughborough University in the UK, supervised by world-leading ... more


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Dr David Taufui Mikato Fa'avae

Senior Lecturer

David engages in critical research across the disciplinary boundaries of Education, Pacific studies, and Critical Indigenous studies. His thinking and writing focus on intergenerationality and decoloniality, and the tensions, contradictions, complexities, and nuances associated with implementing Indigenous Moana/Pacific/Pasifika methodologies and ... more

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Dr Jenny Ferrier-Kerr

Teaching Fellow

I teach students in the Bachelor of Teaching, Primary Teacher Education for Graduates and Masters of Educational Leadership programmes. In the leadership field my teaching and research is centred on coaching and mentoring. I am currently a member of the ... more

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Helen Findlay

School Administrator
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Dr Paul Flanagan

Senior Lecturer

I teach in the post-graduate counsellor education programmes in Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education. These programmes (MCouns and specialist PGCertCouns) emphasise postmodern, poststructuralist, and narrative approaches.I have practiced in statutory and non-governmental agencies, working with children, young people ... more

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Dr Dianne Forbes

Senior Lecturer

My background is as a Primary School Teacher and Assistant Principal. I have worked in schools in Auckland, and my interests as a classroom teacher revolved around special needs and gifted and talented education, and the integration of ICT with ... more

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Associate Professor Patsie Frawley

Associate Professor Disability and Inclusion Studies

Patsie uses a human rights framework for looking at inclusion with people with disabilities through inclusive research and by engaging with the lived experience of disability in her teaching. Her research focuses on sexuality rights and issues of ableist and ... more


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Mrs Tanith Gordon

Teaching Fellow

I am currently working on a PhD in Education, having been awarded a Doctoral Scholarship at the end of 2020. ... more

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Mrs Denyse Graham

Research Manager

I have been employed by the University of Waikato, Te Kura Toi Tangata, School of Education for a number of years. I am currently employed as Research Manager where I am responsible for research project management, developing research budgets and ... more

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Dr Laura Gurney

Senior Lecturer

I am a languages educator who specialises in the theorisation of language practice and languages in higher education. I am also an experienced translator.Divisional Teaching Excellence Award 2019 recipientUniversity of Waikato Teaching Excellence Award 2019 recipient ... more


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Karen Harris

School Manager
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Sara Hayward

Teaching Fellow
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Ms Sharyn Heaton

Senior Lecturer

Sharyn teaches in Māori education undergraduate and graduate courses and supervises masters and doctoral students across a range of Māori education topics. She has taught in primary schools, Kura Kaupapa Māori, Whare kura and PTE settings. Her field of research ... more

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Dr Philippa (Pip) Hunter

Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences Education and Curriculum Studies: Te Hononga School of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Dr Philippa Hunter Profile (2018) My fields of research and teaching include social sciences education, critical pedagogy, and curriculum perspectives. Key themes are curriculum as discursive policy, positioning, and production, teacher narratives, and identity work. These themes are evident in ... more


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Ms Raella Kahuroa

Teaching Fellow
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Dr Olivera Kamenarac

Senior Lecturer
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Mrs Joan-Marie Kay

Teaching Fellow
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Jan-Marie Kellow

Facilitator at the Institute of Professional Learning

MoE accredited, experienced facilitatorExperienced school leader and primary school teacherSpecialist in digital fluencies and learning with and about digital technologiesPassionate about student inquiry, future-oriented learning and deeper learning pedagogies ... more

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Dr Janette Kelly-Ware

Senior Lecturer in ECE
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Mrs Kate Kernaghan

Teaching Fellow
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Dr Corrie Klinger

Teaching Fellow

Corrie Rebecca Klinger, Ph.D., recently joined the faculty at the University of Waikato in New Zealand with over twenty years of university faculty experience in the United States of America, which included tenure as an Associate Professor of Measurement, Evaluation ... more

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Professor Don Klinger

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Division of Education
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Dr Elmarie Kotzé

Senior Lecturer


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Mr Dene Langley

Teaching Fellow
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Ms Maggie Lyall

Teaching Fellow


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Ms Ellen Manson

Teaching Fellow
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Dr Katrina McChesney

Senior Lecturer

I am a senior lecturer in education at the University of Waikato. I teach concepts of teaching and learning within initial teacher education programmes at the Tauranga campus and online. I also teach postgraduate research methods, supervise a number of ... more

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Professor Claire McLachlan

Honorary Professor, Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research

Professor Claire McLachlan is an Honorary Professor in the Wilf Malcolm Insitute for Educational Research in the Faculty of Education. She is currently Dean, School of Education at Federation University in Victoria, Australia. She was previously Head of School, Te ... more

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Hoana McMillan

Lecturer

I have recently been involved in an exciting TLIF project focused on developing an assessment approach for kōhanga reo. To learn more about the project and the kōhanga reo who were also winners of the Prime Ministers Education Award for ... more

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Associate Professor Rachel McNae

Director - Centre for Educational Leadership Research, Master of Educational Leadership Programme Leader, Doctorate of Education Advisor

Dr Rachel McNae is Director of the Centre for Educational Leadership Research at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand and Co-Founder of The Good Human Project, an organisation supporting young people and their families to flourish. Rachel’s research ... more

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Dr Judith Mills

Lecturer - Mathematics Education

ProfileI am employed as a full-time lecturer in mathematics education, at both the under-graduate and post-graduate levels. I work hard to encourage students to overcome any fear they may have of teaching mathematics, based on their personal uncertainties often due ... more

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Paul Milner

Teaching Fellow
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Professor Linda Mitchell

Professor Linda Mitchell is internationally recognised for her evaluation and analysis of early childhood education policies. Her research has influenced the development of policy frameworks that support good teaching and learning both in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. She is ... more

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Mr Watene Moon

Teaching Fellow
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Dr Michele Morrison

Senior Lecturer, Master of Educational Management (MEdM) Programme Leader

Dr Michele Morrison attunes practising and aspiring leaders to identity and practice that transforms educational settings and secures high performance, equity outcomes for all.An experienced teacher and senior school leader, Michele’s research and teaching focuses on the professional formation of ... more


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Corinne Nicholson

Professional Experience Administrator

I have been employed by The University of Waikato, Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education for a number of years. I currently work as a Professional Experience administrator for the Secondary and Early Childhood Initial Teacher Education programmes. I ... more


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Fiona Parkinson

Teaching Fellow
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Associate Professor Sally Peters

Head of School, Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

My main research interests relate to transitions, key competencies and children’s thinking (working theories). These interests interweave, with a central focus on the ways in which learning can be fostered within and across settings, and some of the dilemmas associated ... more

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Jill Peterson

Teaching Fellow


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Donna Reed

Teaching Fellow
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Mrs Kate Rhodes

Teaching Fellow

Kia ora koutou, I am a Teaching Fellow at the UOW, based on the Tauranga campus. Prior to working at the University of Waikato, I worked as a primary school teacher, teaching across all age levels up to year 8. ... more

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Dr Jessica Cira Rubin

Senior Lecturer

My work as a teacher educator and education researcher builds from ten years experience teaching secondary English language arts. I think about literacies broadly and inclusively, and use conceptual frameworks that inspire and require critical reflection of ourselves, educational institutions ... more

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Miss Casey Rudkin

Teaching Fellow
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Mr Donn Rātana

Teaching Fellow


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Mrs Angela Schipper

Science Learning Hubs Content Developer
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Dr Derek Shafer

Lecturer

Derek joined the University of Waikato with a background as an English Teacher in Secondary Schools in New Zealand. Derek’s work as a classroom specialist in critical thinking, digital literacy and learner-centred pedagogies developed into broader interests working with teachers ... more

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Dr Sashi Sharma

Senior Lecturer
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Cherry Smith

Teaching Fellow
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Dr Jenny Snowdon

Teaching Fellow
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Ms Andrea Soanes

Project Manager
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Nia Sugiharto

School Administrator


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Dr Wendy Talbot

Lecturer

Workdays: Tuesday - Thursday (days may vary). ... more

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Mr Karaitiana Tamatea

Kaiurungi / Senior Lecturer

2011 - current: Matatū Aotearoa (Education Council) Monitor for ITE Māori medium programmes.2009 – current: Kaiuringi of the Faculty of Education. Senior Management member and Mana whenua representative to the Dean.2008 - current: Co-Chair of Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Iwi Trust.1983 ... more

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Dr Simon Taylor

Lecturer

Simon was born in Gisborne and his passion for astronomy as a young boy was sparked when his Scottish grandmother came to live. He remembers how they would lie under the starry summer skies chatting about moon exploration, time travel ... more

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Professor Martin Thrupp

Martin Thrupp's research interests are in education policy, with a particular focus on school reform as it plays out in different national and local settings. He has previously undertaken research in England and across several other European countries as well ... more

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Mrs Shirley Tuteao

Tainui te WakaTaupiri te MaungaWaikato te awaKawhia te moanaTahaaroa te hau kaingaMaketu,Te Koraha me Aruka nga maraeKo au te Maori me te Pacific Student Support coordinator mo te Kura Toi Tangata'Ko Te Reo me ona Tikanga te taonga hei arahi ... more


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Katie Virtue

Teaching Fellow


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Dr Brent Wagner

Senior Lecturer

With a background in primary, secondary and tertiary teaching, Brent has returned to Initial Teacher Education after 5 years at the Ministry of Education where he was a specialist student achievement practitioner (SAF) supporting schools to develop innovative ways to ... more

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Sarah Washbrooke

Teaching Fellow
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Joshua Wetere

Teaching Fellow

Te Kura Toi TangataJoshua teaches Māori Education in Undergraduate Primary & ECE programmes, as well as Secondary Graduate and Primary Graduate Diploma studies. He also teaches Kākano Rua Māori Medium through the medium of te reo Māori.Joshua's work is centred ... more

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Ms Barbara Whyte

Senior Lecturer
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Hazel Woodhouse

Teaching Fellow

Hazel Woodhouse has been a classroom teacher in both early childhood education and new entrants for over 20 years in both the UK and New Zealand. She is currently a teaching fellow at Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education ... more

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Nikki Woodland-Douglas

Teaching Fellow