Thesis Supervision

AUT PhD Graduates

Chanthana Wech-O-Sotsakda PhD (2008)
"ICT in community-based lifelong learning center: model for Northeast Thailand"

Karen Webster PhD (2009)
"Whakapiri tātou, hei manaaki tāngata, hei manaaki whenua
Effective governance for urban sustainability"

Jason Mclaren Smith PhD (2010)
"The creative country: policy, practice and place in New Zealand's creative economy 1999-2008"

Hishamuddin Mohd Hashim PhD (2010)
"International negotiation styles: a perspective of Malaysian diplomats"

Bethli Wainwright PhD (2011)
"The lived experience of liver transplant recipients in New Zealand"

Gregory John Coyle PhD (2012)
"How does the operation of PHARMAC's 'Community Exceptional Circumstances' policy align with the distributive justice principles of fairness and equity as described by John Rawls and Amartya Sen?"

Winifred Mary Murray PhD (2012)
"Restorative Justice Facilitation: An appreciative inquiry into effective practice for Aotearoa/New Zealand facilitators"

Margy-Jean Malcolm PhD (2013)
"Civil society leadership as learning"

Beibei Chiou PhD (2014)
"International education, student migration and government policy: a comparative study of Australia and New Zealand"

Jennifer Marie Graham Tucker PhD (2014)
"Building capacity for Gambian researchers"

Nancy Chee Fun Mcintyre PhD (2014)
"Acculturation experiences and workplace cultural diversity dynamics: a comparative study of Chinese, Indian and Eastern European migrants in New Zealand"

Sue Bradford PhD (2014)
"A Major Left Wing Think Tank in Aotearoa: an Impossible Dream or a Call to Action?"

Louise Tester PhD (2014)
"Women councillors' stories of effectiveness in New Zealand local government: a feminist hermeneutic inquiry"

Jeanette Elley PhD (2014)
"Measuring media coverage of electricity public policy in New Zealand for the period 2006-2007: a new approach"

Ratanachote Thienmongkol PhD (2014)
"Designing way-finding in the Thai context"

Jonah Nardu Tisam PhD (2015)
"Embracing Managerialism in a Small Pacific Island State: A Study of Governance and New Public management Outcomes in the Cook Islands From 2006–2012"

Carol Peters PhD (2015)
"Our community voices: The birth of community television in Whangārei"

David Ashley Wilson PhD (2016)
"The Metropolitan Auckland Project: a step-change in governance and regional economic development in a city-region"

Karanina Sumeo PhD (2016)
"Land Rights and Empowerment of Urban Women, Fa’afafine and Fakaleitī in Samoa and Tonga"

Jill Worrall PhD (2016)
"Understanding the Role of Women in the Care and Protection of Children: A Feminist and Autobiographical Analysis"

Lucia Davis PhD (2017)
"Interethnic Mothering - A Narrative Inquiry"

Quentin Allan PhD (2017)
"Gay Men Coming Out Later in Life: A Phenomenological Inquiry Into Disclosing Sexual Orientation in Aotearoa New Zealand"

Elisa Lavelle Wijohn PhD (2017)
"Brain Injury Whānau Action Project (BIWAP): Increasing the Capabilities of Families of Adults With Brain Injury to Live Their Lives in the Ways They Have Reason to Value"

Undariya Tumursukh PhD (2018)
"Interrogating Women’s Activism in the Age of Neoliberal Democratization in Mongolia"

Vivien Wei Verheijen PhD (2018)
"The lived experience of social and cultural capital for immigrant women’s entrepreneurship in New Zealand"

Lindsay John Neill PhD (2018)
"In what ways do Kiwi identity and kiwiana hold relevance for non-Pākehā migrant communities?"

Leila Tayebi PhD (2019)
"Safeguarding the Human Rights of Civilian Populations in an Environment of Economic Sanctions: A Study on the Boundaries of International Law"

Barry Lee PhD (2019)
"Struggling to make the world a better place: Exploring some experiences of activists in the Auckland Progressive Youth Movement (1965 - 1977)"

Sally Rae PhD (2020)
"How do female New Zealand sports management students perceive their future career?"

Ali Rasheed PhD (2020)
"What measures could be used to improve educational outcomes for domestic undergraduate South Asian students at Auckland University of Technology?"

Tony P Fakahau PhD (2020)
"Impact Evaluation on Public Sector Reform in Tonga"

Filipo Katavake-Mcgrath PhD (2020)
"Tongan and Samoan Gay Men's lived experiences of New Zealand's marriage equality legislation change"

Aulola Lino PhD (2021)
"Ko e tangi fai mei he ate: Conceptualising Deliberate Self-Harm Amongst Young Tongan Women in Auckland, New Zealand"

Imron Sohsan PhD (2022)
"How Faith Matters: Al-Mubarak Muslim Community and Sustainable Development - A Case Study from Udon Thani Province of Isan Region of Thailand"

Patsi Davies PhD (2022)
"Sites of Exceptions: Smoking and Mental Health Facilities in New Zealand"

Brady-Clark, Megan Alison PhD (2022)
"A Life of Safety, Dignity and Connection: How Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence in Aotearoa New Zealand Conceive of Justice"

Poor, Alex John PhD (2022)
"Data Sovereignty in Action: Designing Building and Implementing a Radically Distributed Health Information System in Aotearoa New Zealand"

Robson, Jasmine PhD (2022)
"Do I Really Have Rights to Participate?". Young People's and Youth Justice Personnel's Perceptions of Young People's Rights to Participation in the Youth Justice Family Group Conference Setting Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Mace, Jennifer PhD (2023)
"Making the Transition to Sustaining a Permanent Home Possible for Families Who Have Been Homeless: An Occupational Perspective"

Tuesday, Ruby PhD (2023)
"Soso’o le fau i le fau: An Appreciative Inquiry into Pacific Mental Health Practice and its Potential Contributions to Mainstream, Public Mental Health Policy in Aotearoa"

AUT MPhil Graduates

Repeta Puna MPhil (2008)
"Ko Marouna te toa: The effects of the Cook Islands public sector reform on the delivery of education"

Mireille Johnson MPhil (2009)
"Am I Who I Say I Am? A Systems Analysis into Identity Fraud in New Zealand"

Ruth Indira Choudharey MPhil (2009)
"Cultural wellbeing and the Local Government Act 2002: A Hamilton case study"

George Frederick Gair MPhil (2010)
"Managing change as a Minister of the Crown"

Paula Gillon MPhil (2010)
"A human rights-based approach to the discourses governing active recreation in New Zealand"

Lise Milne MPhil (2011)
"The significance of aesthetic and heritage values in a public policy environment: Victoria Theatre case study"

Kirsty Gillon MPhil (2014)
"Creativity and the New Zealand Curriculum"

Filipo Semisi Patita Katavake-Mcgrath MPhil (2015)
"Their worldview and ours: an exploratory study into Pacific Peoples as seen in New Zealand Government policies, 1998-2013"

Saleem Sheik MPhil (2015)
"Governance and Management in International Aid Projects: A Case Study"

Alex Poor MPhil (2016)
"What are the obstacles to Health Information Systems Interoperability in the Auckland region primary health care sector?"

Bruce Dyer MPhil (2016)
"What are the Merits and Scope for Implementing Self-Reliant Policies in the Nelson Regional Economy? "

Nilam Baniya Badu Mbus (2017)
"Exploring the Lived Experience of Opportunities and Challenges Faced by Entrepreneurial Women of Rural Nepal"

Wayne Hancock MA (2021)
What contributions can be made by Western researchers and citizens to stop the sexual exploitation, slavery and trafficking of male children in Cambodia?

Current PhD students

Nicole Girvan
"Quantum Communication and New Zealand - Securing data and communications into the future"

Michael Vujnovich
"What opportunities does Covid 19 present to improve social wellbeing?"

Wilailak Maiwong
"Understanding factors affecting women’s level of involvement in adaptation to climate change in Isan, NE Thailand"

Current Masters Students

Theses from University of Waikato

Deidre Shaw MA
MA Thesis, 'The Work of Farming Women'.
Call Number HD6073.A292N45.1992

Kevin Churchhill MA
MA Thesis, 'Democracy and the Media'.
Call Number P95.82.N45C48.1992

Theses from Massey University

Craig Goodwillie PhD (1995)
"Bewhoherenow: philosophy of existing sense"

Dianne Barbara Hawken MSW (1996)
"Strong in their spirits: women managers in the social services"

Marnie Hunter MSW (1997)
"A Job Full of Conflicts: The Experience of Women Child Protection Social Workers in New Zealand"

Louisa Wall MPhil (1999)
"Mana Wahine Māori members of parliament: motivation and the ink to Tipuna/Tupuna"

Margot Edwards PhD (2000)
"Gendered coaching: the impact of gender on roles and qualities of elite women’s field hockey coaches"

Trish Bradbury PhD (2001)
"Athletes doing it for themselves: self-coaching strategies of New Zealand Olympians"

Carmel Frances Cervin PhD (2001)
"Action Research, Power and Responsibility: The Predicament and Potential of New Zealand Community Groups"

Shirley Jean Jülich PHD (2001)
"Breaking the Silence: Restorative Justice and Child Sexual Abuse"

Ruth Gerzon MPhil (2001)
"Changing the paradigm: reflections on experiences in workshops to reduce stigma and discrimination in mental health services"

Katharine Anne Lewis Williams PhD (2001)
"Identity, culture and power: towards frameworks for self determination of communities at the margins"

Estelle Mendelsohn MPhil (2002)
"Women new settlers: groupwork in resettlement: psychodrama with refugee and immigrant women living in Auckland, New Zealand"

Iria Pene MBA (2002)
"Recruitment, retention and development of Māori in the public sector"

Karen Webster MBA (2002)
"An exploratory study to contribute to sustainable development reporting parameters for water services for North Shore City Council"

Megan Purves MPhil (2003)
"The Social Construction of Money: The Debate, The Economist and the Potential for Multiple Monies"

Bronwen Byers PhD (2003)
"The Lived-in-experience of Migration for Samoan Women: A Cross-cultural Phenomenological Study"

Vivien Wei MA (2003)
"Whose paradise is New Zealand, female or male? : an investigation into the different perspectives of the immigration experience between professional Chinese females and males"

Grant Gillon MPP (2004)
"A Dog with two tails: a case study GM policy development under coalition governments"

Karanina Siaosi Sumeo PhD (2004)
"A Research on Processes Used to Address the Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children in Samoa"

Claire Slatter PhD (2004)
"The Politics of Economic Restructuring in the Pacific with a Case Study of Fiji"

Caleb Reid Luc Wall MA (2004)
"Multiple barriers to technology change in rural Uzbekistan: a development perspective"

Anatole Sergejew PhD (2005)
"Transport access and mobility needs and impediments in New Zealand"

Choopug Suttisa PhD (2005)
"Civil Society in the Chi River, North East Thailand"

Domingos Soares MPP (2005)
"The role and sustainability of East Timorese NGOs: ‘How long can they last?’"

Robyn de Bruin-Judge MPP (2006)
"The Entrepreneurial Capital of SMEs and Business Compliance in New Zealand: A Study of the Relationship"

Jane Leggett PhD (2006)
"Mapping what matters in New Zealand museums: stakeholder perspectives on museum performance and accountability"

Dyton Kang’omo MPP (2007)
"Globalisation of trade and investments: a challenge to Malawi’s agriculture sector led development efforts"

Nicola Mason MPP (2007)
"Inspiring and creative public places: what are the crucial ingredients when developing a successful arts precinct? A Waitakere City, New Zealand case-study"

Grant Marc Gillon PhD (2008)
"Formation, Durability and Susceptibility: Coalition Traits that Affected New Zealand's MMP Governments of 1996-2002"

Thesis Supervision