Completion year 2015
Dr Saleh Saeed Algarni
Thesis Title: Primary health care management of overweight and obese adults in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia : current status and potential quality improvement through the fit and minimally disruptive medical model.
Thesis Title: Teaching and Learning of Physics in New Zealand High Schools
Supervisors: Professor Lindsey Conner, Dr David Winter
Thesis Title: The communication choices of students with autism spectrum disorder who are nonverbal.
Supervisors: Dr Anne van Bysterveldt, Dr Dean Sutherland
Thesis title: Reconceptualising teacher-child dialogue in early years education: A Bakhtinian approach
Supervisor: Dr Kathleen Quinlivan
Dr Alison Farmer
Thesis title: Allophonic imitation within and across word positions
Dr Annette Guerin
Thesis title: 'The Inside View' Investigating the use of Narrative Assessment to Support Student Identity, Wellbeing, and Participation in Learning in a New Zealand secondary school.
Supervisor: Associate Professor Missy Morton
Thesis Title: Intergenerational literacy engagement : literacy intervention for teenage mothers and their children.
Supervisors: Associate Professor Brigid McNeill, Dr. Anne van Bysterveldt
Dr Brad Harasymchuk
Thesis Title: Place-based education & critical pedagogies of place: teachers challenging the neocolonizing processes of the New Zealand and Canadian schooling systems.
Supervisor: Dr Richard Manning
Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson
Thesis Title: Living well with chronic pain : a classical grounded theory.
Supervisor: Dr Jeffery Gage
Thesis Title: A self-study of outdoor education in secondary teacher education
Supervisor: Professor Lindsey Conner
Dr Balsam Obaid
Thesis Title: Youth with type 1 diabetes: A study of their epidemiological and clinical characteristics, glycaemic control and psychosocial predictors, and an evaluation of the efficacy of Motivational Interviewing in improving diabetes management
Dr Melanie Riwai-Couch
Thesis Title: Puna kōrero: iwi and schools working together to support Māori student success
Supervisor: Professor Janinka Greenwood
Thesis Title: Perceptions and practices in learning and teaching second language writing in English : influences of backgrounds and language skills.
Supervisor: Professor John Everatt
Dr Arthi Veerasamy
Completion year 2014
Dr Osamah Almaghlouth
Thesis title: A Case Study of X University: Potential implications for the Development of E-learning in Saudi Arabia
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt, Professor Garry Hornby
Thesis title: Re-Marking places: an a/r/tography project exploring students' and teachers' senses of self, place and community.
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Dr. Richard Manning
Thesis title: Capturing the perspectives of students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties on their schooling experiences.
Supervisors: Professor Garry Hornby, Associate Professor Penni Cushman
Dr David Raymond Brinson
Thesis title: Buddy-Motivational Interviewing (buddy-MI) to increase physical activity in community settings: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Supervisors: Associate Professor Ray Kirk, Dr Mark Wallace-Bell
Dr John Sinclair Calvert
Thesis title: Luck egalitarianism and educational equality.
Thesis title: The search for a good life: young people with learning disability and the transition from school.
Supervisors: Associate Professor Dr. Missy Morton, Professor Garry Hornby
Thesis title: Leadership development through appreciative inquiry : complexity thinking in the non-government (NGO) sector.
Supervisors: Associate Professor Lindsey Conner
Thesis title: Finding a 'shady place' : a critical ethnography of developing inclusive culture in an Aotearoa New Zealand school
Supervisors: Associate Professor Dr. Missy Morton, Associate Professor John Freeman-Moir
Dr Feruz Mohammed
Thesis title: Applied Drama in English Language Learning
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Professor John Everatt
Thesis title: Pre-service teachers' TPACK and experience of ICT integration in schools in Malaysia and New Zealand
Supervisors: Professor Niki Davis
Thesis title: Assessing New Zealand high school science teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge.
Supervisors: Professor Lindsey Conner, Dr. Chris Astall
Dr Caralyn Purvis
Thesis title: Determining and supporting the reading comprehension and metalinguistic abilities of undergraduate pre-service teachers.
Supervisor: Associate Professor Brigid McNeill
Dr Elizabeth Ray
Thesis title: The experience of hearing siblings when there is a deaf child in the family.
Supervisors: Dr Dean Sutherland, Associate Professor Dr. Billy O’Steen
Dr Filipe Santos
Dr Catherine Ann Solomon
Thesis title: Re-Framing Traditional Arts: Creative Process and Culturally Responsive Learning
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Associate Professor Dr. Billy O’Steen
Dr Petria Beryl Thoresen
Thesis title: The effects of interviewing on the comfort levels of children with varying levels of sensitivity to questions that touch on their felt security and perceptions of being in kinship care: A Pilot Study
Supervisors: Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney, Dr. Jeffrey Gage
Thesis title: 'Being in the World of School'. A Phenomenological Exploration of Experiences for Gifted and Talented Adolescents
Supervisor: Dr Jane Abbiss
Thesis title: An Exploratory Study of Attitudes toward Bilingual Education in Gia Lai province of Vietnam
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt, Professor Janinka Greenwood
Thesis title: Enabling e-learning professional development through a blended community of online practice
Supervisor: Distinguished Professor Niki Davis
Thesis title: Screening for Antisocial Development
Supervisor: Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney
Completion year 2013
Thesis title: Unraveling the Tapestry of the Study Abroad Experience: An Investigation of the Role of Self-Identified Goals and Motivations in University Students
Supervisors: Associate Professor Dr. Billy O’Steen, John Davies
Dr Odile Andrine Comarmond
Thesis title: Exploring commitment of secondary teachers in Seychelles
Supervisors: Dr Jane Abbiss, Dr Susan Lovett
Dr Tabitha Dickson
Thesis title: Effect of ability, ascent style, and route type on psychological and physiological markers in rock climbing
Supervisors: Associate professor Nick Draper
Dr Simon Fryer
Thesis title: Physiological and psychological contributions to on-sight rock climbing, and the haemodynamic responses to sustained and intermittent contractions
Supervisors: Dr Nick Draper
Dr Emma Goodall
Thesis title: Five teachers talk about contextual factors involved in teaching students on the autistic spectrum (AS) – a case study
Supervisors: Associate Professor Dr. Missy Morton, Dr Dean Sutherland, Dr Jane McChesney
Dr Keqi Liu
Thesis title: Conscientization and the Cultivation of Conscience
Supervisors: Professor Peter Robert, Dr Baljit Kaur, Helen Hayward
Thesis title: Towards a universal model of reading investigations into Persian monolingual and English-Persian bilingual speakers
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt, Associate Professor Brigid McNeill
Thesis title: What does it mean to be well in schools? an exploration of multiple perspectives on student wellbeing in a New Zealand secondary school context
Supervisors: Associate Professor Dr. Billy O’Steen, Associate Professor Alison Gilmore
Thesis title: Education and the Art of Living
Supervisors: Professor Peter Roberts, Dr. Kathleen Quinlivan
Dr Sorada Wattana
Thesis title: Talking while playing: the effects of computer games on interaction and willingness to communicate in English.
Supervisors: Professor Niki Davis
Dr Judith Airini Williams
Thesis title: What makes feedback work for primary school students? An investigation of the views of some Year 8 students. Supervisors: Associate Professor Alison Gilmore,
Dr Alex Gunn
Thesis title: Variations on the Loops: An investigation into the use of digital technology in music education in secondary schools
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Dr Mick Grimley
Completion year 2012
Dr Karyn Carson
Thesis title: Efficient and Effective Classroom Phonological Awareness Practices to Improve Reading Achievement
Supervisors: Professor Gail Gillon , Dr Therese Boustead
Dr Tracey-Lynne Cody
Thesis title: Drama education in New Zealand schools: the practice of six experienced drama teachers
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Dr. Patrick Shepherd
Dr Kata Fulop
Thesis title: Reverse chameleon in the Kiwi jungle:Identity construction of Pasifika theatre makers
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood , Alan Scott
Dr Joyce Gikandi
Thesis title: Online Formative Assessment in Higher Education: Enhancing Continuing Teacher Education in E-Learning
Supervisors: Professor Niki Davis, Professor John Everatt
Dr Jennifer Hindin-Miller
Dr Hassan Ibrahim
Thesis title: From Warzone to Godzone: Towards a new Model of Communication and collaboration Between schools and Refugee families.
Supervisors: Dr. David Small, Dr. Michael Grimley
Dr Isabel Jamieson
Thesis title: In Pursuit of Culturally Responsive Evidence Based Special Education Pathways in Aotearoa New Zealand: Whaia ki te ara tika
Supervisors: Dr Dean Sutherland, Professor Gail Gillon
Dr Nor Shidrah Binti Mat Daud
Dr Samantha Nanayakkara
Thesis title: Olympism in practice: an evaluation of the effectiveness of an Olympism education programme to resolve conflicts between primary school students in Sri Lanka
Supervisors: Dr. Jane McChesney, Associate Professor Ian Culpan
Dr April Perry
Dr Alice Su Chu Wong
Completion year 2011
Thesis title: The wider systemic conditions that support reading for 11 to 13 year-old students.
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Dr Michael Grimley
Dr Monica Gowan
Thesis title: Self-Management of Disaster Risk and Uncertainty: The Role of Preventive Health in Building Disaster Resilience
Supervisors: Associate Professor Ray Kirk, Professor Jeff Sloan
Thesis title: Complicity in games of chase and complexity thinking: Emergence in curriculum and practice-based research
Supervisors: Dr Lindsey Conner, Dr Elaine Mayo
Dr Bernadette Macartney
Thesis title: Disabled by the Discourse: Two families’ narratives of inclusion, exclusion and resistance in education
Supervisor: Associate Professor Dr. Missy Morton, Nicola Surtees, Dr Kerry Purdue
Dr Laura-Lee McLay
Dr Lane Perry
Thesis title: A Naturalistic Inquiry of Service-Learning in New Zealand University Classrooms: Determining and Illuminating the Impact on Student Engagement
Supervisors: Dr. Billy O’Steen, Dr. Pete Cammock
Completion year 2010
Dr Carolyn Cairns
Thesis title: In pursuit of excellence: uncovering the knowledge, philosophies, and expert practice of the classical ballet master.
Supervisors: Associate Professor Judi Miller, Dr. Susan Lovett
Dr Franziska Gallrach
Thesis title: Quality of Life of People with Dementia and their Informal Caregivers - A Clinical and Economic Analysis in New Zealand
Supervisors: Associate Professor Ray Kirk, Professor Andrew Hornblow
Dr Wesley Gray
Thesis title: A discursive study of models of emotion in teaching and learning science
Supervisors: Dr Lindsey Conner, Dr. Veronica O’Toole
Dr Ray Hidayat
Thesis title: Texture-boundary detection in real-time
Supervisors: Dr. Richard Green, Associate Professor R. Mukundan
Dr David Irwin
Thesis title: Weaving the threads of education for sustainability and outdoor education
Supervisors: Dr. David Small, Dr Anne Scott,
Dr Margaret MacDonald
Thesis title: Elwyn Richardson and The Early World of Art Education in New Zealand
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Dr John Freeman-Moir
Dr Huiping Ning
Thesis title: An Investigation of the Use of Cooperative Learning in Teaching English as a Foreign Language with Tertiary Education Learners in China
Supervisors: Professor Garry Hornby
Dr Kyle Perrin
Thesis title: High concentration oxygen therapy in acute respiratory disease
Supervisors: Professor Ian Town: Professor Richard Beasley
Dr Marilyn Raffensperger
Thesis title: Facilitating positive counselling outcomes for clients with an intellectual disability
Supervisors: Professor Bob Manthei, Professor Garry Hornby, Associate Professor Anne Bray
Dr Dale Sheehan
Thesis title: Learning and supervision in internship: a sociocultural framework for understanding learning and supervision in medical internship.
Supervisors: Associate Professor Ray Kirk, Professor David Boud
Dr Annie Southern
Thesis title: Career, Interrupted?: Psychiatric illness and Women's Career Development in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Supervisors: Associate Professor Judi Miller, Dr Helen Hayward
Completion year 2009
Dr Julie Hardie
Thesis title: New Opportunities or difficult challenges? Self-regulation of learning in Chinese students in a western university setting.
Supervisors: Jane Robertson, Dr Billy O’Steen, Professor Garry Hornby
Completion year 2008
Thesis title: Clearing cultural clutter: Experiences of Japanese native speaker teachers teaching Japanese in New Zealand
Supervisors: Associate Professor Judi Miller, Associate Professor Edwina Palmer
Dr Marie-Thérèse Pahud
Completion year 2007
Dr Azidah Abu Ziden
Thesis title: Personal Learning in Online Discussions
Supervisors: Dr. Billy O’Steen, Dr. Elaine Mayo
Dr Fleur Harris
Thesis title: (Re)-Constructing Māori Children as Achieving Learners.
Supervisors: Dr Baljit Kaur, Helen Hayward
Completion year 2006
Dr Helen Margaret Gibson
Thesis title: The Invisible Whiteness of Being: the place of Whiteness in Women's Discourses in Aotearoa/New Zealand and some implications for Antiracist Education
Supervisors: Dr. Elody Rathgen, Dr. Jessica Johnston
Dr Kyle McWilliams
Thesis title: An analysis of variables affecting instructional efficiency
Supervisors: Dr. John Church, Dr. Kathleen Liberty
Completion year 2005
Thesis title: IT is a gender thing, or is it? Gender, curriculum culture and students' experiences of specialist IT subjects in a New Zealand High School
Supervisors: Dr Jean McPhail, Dr Vince Ham
Dr Katherine Allan
Thesis title: Conceptualising Social Space in Cyberspace: A Study of the Interactions in Online Discussion forums
Supervisors: Dr. Jean McPhail, Dr. Victor Chen
Dr Suzanne Collins
Thesis title: "Excuse me, do we put a border around it?" - the culture of learning that provides opportunities for students to learn or not learn in middle school classrooms
Supervisors: Dr Jean McPhail, Associate professor Bob Manthei
Dr Susan Mossman
Thesis title: What works with youth? : an evaluation of the adventure development counselling programme.
Supervisors: Associate professor Bob Manthei, Dr Judi Miller
Thesis title: The role of emotion in children's learning task engagement in the elementary school classroom.
Supervisor: Professor Ken Strongman
Completion year 2004
Dr Silipa Silipa
Thesis title: "Fanaafi o fa'amalama" : a light within the light : nurturing coolness & dignity in Samoan students' secondary school learning in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Supervisors: Professor Graham Nuthall, Dr Neemia Mackenzie
Completion year 2003
Dr Margaret Bradford
Thesis title: Salvaging practice from the remnants of twentieth century art education in New Zealand.
Supervisors: Dr Elody Rathgen, Dr Jean McPhail
Dr Jane Harrison
Dr Lorraine McAlpine Petelo
Dr Elaine Mayo
Dr Hazel Phillips
Thesis title: Te reo karanga o ngā tauria Māori : Māori students : their voices, their stories at the University of Canterbury, 1996-1998.
Supervisors: Dr Baljit Kaur, Dr Jean McPhail
Dr Mesake Rawaikela Dakuidreketi
Dr Prudence Robertson
Thesis title: Research and teaching in a community of inquiry.
Dr Ria Natalia Schroder
Note: This list was last updated January 2016.