Research + Expertise
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a rich and diverse research portfolio that is recognised both nationally and internationally. Subjects in which the University is ranked highly in and the division is represented by include Music, Literary Arts and Other Arts, Communication and Media Studies, Psychology, Theatre, Film, Television & Multimedia, Anthropology, English and Human Geography. Our staff are actively engaged in research with many of them involved in international research collaborations. The faculty’s research is supported by the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis and a number of research centres.
We encourage prospective research students to explore the range of options there are within the faculty and direct enquiries for further study through the School of Graduate Research. We also welcome enquiries from potential research partners and invite international academic colleagues to collaborate with us.
Events that cater for researchers, such as workshops, conferences and public lectures are regularly held at the Faculty. To find an expert in a particular area, visit the University’s Experts’ Files.
Psychopathy in the wild and in prison.
Psychopathy is a widely misunderstood form of personality disorder, according to the University of Waikato’s Professor of Psychology Devon L.L. Polaschek.
Waikato string quartet music goes global.
Associate Professor Martin Lodge has been working with the Polaris Quartet of Shanghai on a new music project.
Inclusive NZ Deaf and hearing theatre production commissioned to tour overseas.
A new multi-lingual devised theatre production, Salonica, by Equal Voices Arts Company has been invited overseas to perform and tour.
Pregnant women sought to test new app.
Pregnancy is a time of continuous change – not just physical, but social and emotional.