Postgraduate research opportunities

Work with us on a leadership research project in your area of interest.

The Leadership Research Group is open to supervise summer scholars, masters and doctoral students who have a strong interest in the field of leadership research or associated areas. We have expertise in a range of methods, methodologies and research approaches, both quantitative and qualitative. Research topics depend on student’s specific interests, however, some possible research projects or areas are listed below.

Please contact us if you are interested in pursuing a research degree with us or would like to be involved on a research project with the group.

  • Critical examination of the attrition rate of New Zealand principals – underlying causes and factors
  • Goal setting practices of leaders
  • Interpersonal skills of school leaders
  • Problem solving in specific leadership contexts
  • Effects of interpersonal interventions on student outcomes

We also work with schools and organisations on research partnerships. If you are a leader of a school or organisation and you are interested in pursuing a research partnership with us with a focus on a leadership problem of practice, please contact us.

Search our database to find out about current and recently completed supervisions of doctoral and masters research.

Postgraduate qualifications in leadership

The Leadership Research Group carries out high quality research relating to educational leadership. A key purpose of our research is to develop insights into how the work of school leaders can contribute to improvements that ultimately impact on valued student outcomes. Explore our postgraduate research programmes: