Our people

Meet the people shaping the work of the Marie Clay Research Centre.

Centre director Professor Jan Gaffney (middle) and research fellow Meg Jacobs (left) with Beverley Randell, New Zealand literacy icon and children’s author.
Centre director Professor Jan Gaffney (middle) and research fellow Meg Jacobs (left) with Beverley Randell, New Zealand literacy icon and children’s author.

Professor Janet Gaffney
Director
Marie Clay Research Centre

Executive Advisory Board

Professor Courtney Cazden
Charles William Eliot Professor of Education Emerita
Harvard University, Cambridge

Professor Mary Anne Doyle
Professor, Department Head & Chair, Executive Board
International Reading Recovery Trainer Organization

Professor Peter H. Johnston
Professor Emeritus
University at Albany - State University of New York

Professor P. David Pearson
Evelyn Lois Corey Professor of Instructional Science
University of California, Berkeley

Dr Janet Scull
Associate Professor
Monash University, Melbourne

Partnership Board

Dr Aaron Wilson
Senior Lecturer - Curriculum and Pedagogy
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Professor Helen Hedges
Head of School - Curriculum and Pedagogy
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Dr Christine Boocock
Reading Recovery Trainer
Email: c.boocock@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 9 373 7599

Dr Rae Si'ilata
Lecturer - Curriculum and Pedagogy
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Graham McEwan
Chair, Marie Clay Literacy Trust

Heather Bell
Principal (retired), Rosebank School
Board Member, International Literacy Association

Cath Rau
Chairperson, Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust

Collaborative Projects - Research Staff

Dr Sophie Tamati
Senior Lecturer - Te Puna Wānanga
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Dr Rae Si'ilata
Lecturer - Curriculum and Pedagogy
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Nola Harvey
Honorary Academic - Curriculum and Pedagogy
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Marie Clay Research Centre researchers

Amanda White
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Nola Harvey
Honorary academic, School of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Dr Meg Jacobs
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctoral researchers

Alison Li
Bo Zhou
Hoa Pham
Amanda White
Niroshami Rajapaksha
Yingmin Wang