Doctoral stories

Meet doctoral candidates helping turn knowledge into tangible benefits for society.

Professor Lawrence Zhang and Dr Lin Sophie Teng

PhD graduate Lin Sophie Teng Listed in Top 2% Most-Cited Scholars in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in China.

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Mirko Wojnowski - Doctor of Education

Currently at the start of the second year of her PhD, Carine’s research is incredibly close to her heart.

Carine's story

Natasha's research looks at songs in Samoan funerals and what these may tell us about what the current Samoan culture looks like in New Zealand.

Natasha's story
Qun Ma

Qun Ma is a Doctoral Candidate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) with EDSW’s School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice (LDDP), supervised by Dr. Maria Cooper, Prof. Helen Hedges, and Assoc Prof. Fiona Ell.

Qun's story
Mirko Wojnowski - Doctor of Education

Mirko's research looks at improving student understanding of primary mathematics by coaching parents online.

Mirko's story
hoa pham

International student, Hoa Pham, is looking at how children’s identities emerge through their construction of stories, authoring themselves in the world.

Hoa's story
Chris Porteous

Chris is loving his experience as a doctoral candidate. “It feels like such a privilege to be able to learn and engage at this level".

Chris's story

Mary’s research explores what it feels like to be a student in a high-decile school but from a low-socioeconomic home, and the invisibility of that experience.

Mary's story

Alison’s doctoral research focuses on children’s storying experiences in inclusive early childhood education settings in Aotearoa New Zealand and Hong Kong.

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