Faculty Expertise - Research Affiliations

Research Centres, Units and Groups

The faculty is home to nationally and internationally recognised research centres and units exploring a wide range of educational and social science research. Click on the name of the research centre, unit or group you are interested in to find out more about their research activities.

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Once you have identified an affiliated academic staff member within a faculty Research Unit, Centre or Group, go to the University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau's Staff Discovery Profile database for more information and staff contact details.  

Research Affiliations

Centre for Arts and Social Transformation

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Esther Fitzpatrick, Jean M Uasike Allen, Jen Boyd, Joanna Ting Wai Chu, Moema Gregorzewski, Molly Mullen, Paul Heyward, Peter O'Connor

Centre for Community Research and Evaluation

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Allen Bartley,  Brian Rodgers, Christa Fouche, John Fenaughty, Laura Chubb

Centre for Global Childhoods

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 And Pasley, Angel Chan, Jen Boyd, Kiri Gould, Marek Tesar

Early Childhood Studies Group

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And Pasley, Angel Chan, Maria Cooper

Knowledge and Education Research Unit

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Alexis Siteine, Barbara Ormond, Elizabeth Rata, Graham McPhail

Leadership, Policy & School Improvement

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Camilla Highfield, Claire Sinnema, Deidre le Fevre, Frauke Meyer

Marae History Project

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Helene Connor, Hēmi Dale, Rose Yukich, Tauwehe Tamati

Narrative and Arts Research Special Interest Network (NARSIN)

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Barbara Kensington-Miller, Brian Rodgers, Deidre le Fevre, Esther Fitzpatrick, Fetaui Iosefo, Fiona Ell, Frances Hancock, Frances Kelly,
Helene Connor, Janet S Gaffney, Jean M Uasike Allen, Jen Boyd, Katie Fitzpatrick, Kiri Gould, Lisa Darragh, Maria Cooper, Megan Clune, Melinda Webber, Molly Mullen, Paul Heyward, Peter O'Connor, Rose Yukich, Toni Bruce, Ying Wang

Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies in Education

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Christine Rubie Davies, Frauke Meyer, Gavin Brown, Jason M Stephens, John Fenaughty, Kane Meissel, Shengnan Wang, Stuart McNaughton


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Gavin Brown, Kane Meissel, Meil Lai, Shengnan Wang, Ying Wang

Research Unit in Pacific and International Education

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Tim Baice

Te Whakatere Au Papori Navigating Social Currents

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Carol Mutch, Jennifer Tatebe

The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity Programme

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 Melinda Webber, Te Kawehau Hoskins 

The Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies - Tāwharau Whakaumu

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 Arezoo Rahimi, Helene Connor, Jay Marlowe, Lincoln Dam, Ritesh Shah

Te Puna Reo Pohewa | The Marie Clay Research Centre

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Janet S Gaffney 

Academics, doctoral and master’s students and ECE, school and community educators engaged in current projects

The Richard Tinning Research Unit

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Alan Ovens, Blake Bennett, Darren Powell, Jean M Uasike Allen, Katie Fitzpatrick, Rod Philpot, Toni Bruce

Woolf Fisher Research Centre - Te Pūtahi Whakatairanga Hapori Ako Angitu

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Christine Rubie Davies, Hana Turner-Adams, Jacinta Oldehaver, Mei Lai, Melinda Webber, Selena Meiklejohn-Whiu, Shengnan Wang, Stuart McNaughton