Professor Ian Pool (1936 - 2022)


Emeritus Professors

Professor Richard Bedford

Professor Jacques Poot

Dame Peggy Koopman-Boyden

Current Doctoral Students

Zohirul Islam (Temporary Migration and Income Inequality in New Zealand)

Youjeong Jang (Policy Rhetoric and Lived Realities of South Korea's Policies on Urban Diversity)

John Natua (Understanding Drivers towards better health and wellbeing for Cook Island Families in the Waikato and Midland Regions)

Moana Rarere (Understanding Contemporary Māori Demographic Reproduction Patterns)

Kyle Hefferton (Contemporary expressions of matakite)

Ella Newbold (Protecting Ngāti Tiipa hapū data sovereignty)

Byron Williams (Ethnic Discrimination in Housing: Understanding Experiences of Racism Amongst African Renters in Wellington, New Zealand)

Megan Lenny

Sarah Bashir

Recent PhD Completions

Carole McMinn (Homeless Families of Hamilton: Exposing the Invisible Homeless of Hamilton and Their Journey to Sustained Tenancies Under a Housing First Approach.)

Joke Methorst (Socio-spatial dynamics of digital nomads in Ubud, Bali)

Love Umesi (Underlying and State-level Contextual Causes of Early Childhood Mortality in Nigeria)

Research Associates


Dr Lars Brabyn BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), PhD Cant, Geography Programme

A Prof Michael Cameron BMS(Hons), PhD Waik, WMS Economics

Dr William Cochrane BSocSc, MSocSc, PhD Waik, Sociology Programme

Prof Lynda Johnston BA Otago, MSocSc PhD Waik, Deputy Dean and Associate Dean Academic FASS

Dr Naomi Simmonds BSocSc MSocSc PhD Waik, Senior Lecturer, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Prof Nicola Starkey BSc(Hons) C.Lancs, PhD Leeds, Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Sarah Jane Tiakiwai MA(Hons) Auck, PhD Waik, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Maori

Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki PhD, PGDipPsych(Clin) Waikato, MNZPsS

Prof Iain White BA(Hons), Mtpl, MRTPI, PhD Manchester, Environmental Planning Programme

Professor Francis Collins  BA, BA (Hons), MA,  PhD Auckland



Dr Len Cook BA(Hons) Otago CBE, Victoria University of Wellington/Families Commissioner SUPERU

Dr Robert Didham MSc Cant PhD Tubingen, Statistics New Zealand

Dr Natalie Jackson DipNZIMR, BSocSc, MSocSc Waik, PhD Anu, Natalie Jackson Demographics Ltd

Dr David Maré BA, BCom, MCom Auck PhD Harvard, Motu

Dr John Ryks BSocSc, MSocSc, PhD Waikato, Aria Research

Dr Janet Sceats MSc, LSHTM, PhD Lond, Medical demographer