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To contact a member of the School of Psychology, browse the details below. Here you will find our location, student advisers, and academic and professional staff.

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Psychology office

School of Psychology
Science Centre
Level 2, Building 302,
23 Symonds Street
Auckland Central
Location map (Google)

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88413
Twitter: @PsychUoA
Facebook: Speech Science UOA

Student advisers


Coordinators Stage I
Michelle Burstall
Andrea Mead

Coordinator Stage II
Dr Barry Hughes

Coordinator Stage III
Associate Professor Jeffrey Hamm


Honours adviser
Professor Nickola Overall

Postgraduate Diploma advisers
Dr Sarah Kapeli

Masters adviser
Associate Professor Dr Anna Miles

Doctoral adviser
Professor Karen Waldie

International advisers
Professor Karen Waldie
Dr Barry Hughes

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Reps

Key academic staff

Head of School
Professor Niki Harré

Deputy Head of School (Academic)
Professor Tony Lambert

Deputy Head of School (Research)
Professor Quentin Atkinson

Kaiwhakaako Mātai Hinengaro
Hineatua Parkinson

Director Applied Behaviour Analysis
Dr Katrina Phillips 

Clinical Psychology Director
Dr Amy Bird

Psychology Clinic Director 
Glynnis Carolissen

Director of Speech Science
Dr Clare McCann

Director of Clinical Education (Speech Science)
Philippa Friary

Post Graduate Coordinator (Speech Science)
Associate Professor Anna Miles

Director of Master of Organisational Psychology
Dr Lixin Jiang

Director of Behavioural Insights Masters Exchange Programme
Professor Quentin Atkinson

Māori & Pacific Psychology Committee Chairs
Hineatua Parkinson
Sam Manuela / Sarah Kapeli

Director of Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology
Associate Professor Michael Hautus

Search for Psychology staff

To contact a member of our academic staff you can search for their profile

To contact someone about a particular research area you can visit our Psychology research section or find a supervisor

Professional staff

Group Services Manager
Michael Groom

Group Services Team Leader
Anna-Marie Simcock

Group Services Coordinator
Odette Groom

Group Services Administrator
Andy Tran (Grafton)
Angel Talluri (City) (parental leave Semester 1, 2023 – contact Winnie Cao)

Technical Team Leader
Dr Veema Lodhia

Peter Johnson
Dr Margaret Francis
Lydia Beetham
Valerie Chang 

Research Programme Manager
Xavier Gillette

Research Programme Coordinator

Louise Jones

Associate Finance Business Partner
Ganga Asrani

Finance Administrator
Kamalini Gnaniah

Facilities Coordinator
Luis Marin