Research Publications for Melissa J Derby

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  • Neha, T., Macfarlane, A., Macfarlane, S., Clarke, T. H., Derby, M., Torepe, T., . . . Fletcher, J. (2021). Sustainable prosperity and enterprises for Maori communities in Aotearoa New Zealand: a review of the literature. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy. doi:10.1108/JEC-07-2020-0133

  • Derby, M., & Macfarlane, S. (2021). From the rākau to the ngākau. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, 26, 116-122. doi:10.26686/nzaroe.v26.6900

  • Derby, M. (2021). A history of Māori literacy success. Journal of Indigenous Research, 9, 1-10. Retrieved from

  • Derby, M. (2021). Turn stories into conversations and watch language grow. In Tauranga Peninsula Kāhui Ako Day.

  • de Jesus Dionisio, M. R., Macfarlane, A. H., Walker, D. P., Macfarlane, S. L., Derby, M., Caldwell, R., . . . Waru, R. (2021). Ngā Mātāpono e Rua: Stories of co‐creation for bicultural spatial governance in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer. doi:10.1111/nzg.12299

  • Derby, M., Macfarlane, A., & Gillon, G. (2020). Early literacy and child wellbeing: Exploring the efficacy of a home-based literacy intervention on children’s foundational literacy skills. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. doi:10.1177/1468798420955222

  • Schaughency, E., Riordan, J., Reese, E., Derby, M., & Gillon, G. (2020). Developing a community-based oral language preventive intervention: Exploring feasibility and social validity for families affected by the Canterbury earthquakes. Infants & Young Children, 33(3), 195-218. doi:10.1097/IYC.0000000000000171

  • Derby, M. (2019). Ko te kai a te rangatira he kōrero: Discussion is the food of chiefs. Retrieved from

  • Moon, E., & Derby, M. (2019). ‘They Bleed from long-healed scars’: A Nietzschean psychological perspective on the literature of inherited Colonial trauma in New Zealand. Te Kaharoa, 12(1). doi:10.24135/tekaharoa.v12i1.245

  • Macfarlane, A., Manning, R., Ataria, J., Macfarlane, S., Derby, M., & Clarke, T. H. (2019). Wetekia kia rere: the potential for place-conscious education approaches to reassure the indigenization of science education in New Zealand settings. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 14(2), 449-464. doi:10.1007/s11422-019-09923-0

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