Postgraduate opportunities

Discover Critical Studies in Education's research fields and networks, and search for supervisors.

Staff in the School of Critical Studies in Education and our many postgraduate students are active in a wide range of research fields. We participate in local and international conferences and publish in a variety of journals and books.

The School has two facebook groups for current students:

Staff and postgraduate research students also belong to a range of research networks and clusters ranging from disability studies to gender and sexuality to higher education research.

Research opportunities

Staff welcome enquiries about research supervision from local and international students.

For queries about doctoral programmes

Associate Professor Barbara Grant


Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 48272

For queries about Masters and Honours programmes

Professor Louisa Allen


Phone: +64 9 923 5140

Alternatively, visit the Student Hub services to be put in touch with a postgraduate student adviser.

View all postgraduate programmes offered at the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Research supervisors

There are three main ways to find a supervisor in the School of Critical Studies in Education with expertise relevant to your research interests:

  • Visit our full staff profiles and look especially at research interests, current and past supervisions, and publications.
  • If you have been taught by one of CRSTIE’s staff, contact that person directly by email or telephone.
  • Use the faculty Find a supervisor register to find out more about our research methodologies and areas of interest.

Doctoral study

The following resources are available to all doctoral candidates to support your study:

  • Access to your own working space with computer for full-time students (subject to availability) and shared workspace with computer for part-time students.
  • Access to a printer and a printing allowance in line with University policy.
  • Access to a shared telephone, pigeon-hole, meeting spaces and kitchen facilities.
  • Participation and involvement in school-based writing and reading groups, research seminars.
  • Participation in school social events such as monthly birthday morning teas.
  • Forums to develop an academic and professional profile for the post-PhD transition through publication and presentation opportunities and group/individual mentoring.

We also invite our doctoral researchers to become actively involved in the school’s academic community by:

  • Presenting their research at a Critical Studies in Education research seminar at least once during their time as a student.
  • Sitting in and/or delivering lectures/supporting tutorials within postgraduate courses led by staff in the school.
  • Taking part in events, workshops, reading and writing groups.
  • Engaging in academic exchange with peers, eg. providing peer feedback on writing.
  • Seeking opportunities to present and publish their research, individually or with their supervisor(s), as agreed.