List of PhD Students - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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Md. Safayet Alam

PhD Project Title: Learning Community and Praxis: A study in a Rural Bangladeshi Secondary School
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood & Associate Professor Kathleen Quinlivan

Md. Safayet Aalm

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll

PhD Project Title: The lived experiences of Māori adoptees
Supervisors: Dr Jeffrey Gage, Professor Angus Macfarlane

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll

Liana Aisyah

PhD Project Title: Science education for students with disabilities in an inclusive setting in Indonesia
Supervisors: Professor Missy Morton, Professor Lindsey Conner

Liana Aisyah

Cindy Allison

PhD Project Title: The Impact of a Feldenkrais® Postural Control Programme on Pain, Spasticity and Fatigue in Spinal Cord Injury: A Mixed Methods Study
Supervisors: Professor Ray Kirk, Associate Professor Neville Blampied

Cindy Allison

Abbad Almutairi

PhD Project Title: Technology Education in primary schools of New Zealand and Saudi Arabia  (A comparative study)
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt, Paul Snape, Dr Wendy Fox-Turnbull

Abbad Almutairi

Md Al Amin

PhD Project Title: Effective English Teaching: Investigating teaching practices in Secondary Schools in Bangladesh
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Associate Professor Brigid McNeill, Professor John Everatt

Md Al Amin

Kofi Ayebi-Arthur

PhD Project Title: Resilience, e-learning and change in tertiary education
Supervisors: Distinguished Professor Niki Davis, Associate Professor Una Cunningham

Kofi Ayebi-Arthur

Janice Belgrave

PhD Project Title: Dialectical Awareness in Early Literacy Interventions
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt, Associate Professor Jo Fletcher

Na Bin (Novia)

PhD Project Title: Chinese heritage language learning and identity in New Zealand
Supervisors: Associate Professor Una Cunningham, Professor Jeanette King

Novia Bin

John Bourke

PhD Project Title: Rebuilding following the Canterbury earthquakes: Are wheelchair users remembered?
Supervisors: Professor Philip Schluter, Dr Jean Hay-Smith, Dr Deborah Snell

John Bourke

Marshal Briewin Masilamani

Provisional PhD Project Title: Influence of Morphological, Orthographic and Phonological Knowledge in Writing Skills among Bilingual Malay-English Speakers
Supervisors: Prof John Everatt, Dr Amir Sadeghi and Associate Professor Brigid McNeill

Marshal Briewin Masilamani

Michelle Brown

PhD Project Title: Effectiveness of storybook reading in facilitating language development in infants including those at risk and with cochlear implants
Supervisors: Professor Gail Gillon, Dr Marleen Westerveld

Michelle Brown

Peggy Burrows

PhD Project: Leading Bi-culturally: Principal Leadership in a South Island Context
Supervisors: Professor Letitia Fickel, Dr Chris Jensen

Sofia Daly

PhD Project Title: O au o matua fanau (Children are the pinnacle of their parents' affection): Empowering Samoan parents' involvement in their children's education through school and into tertiary studies.
Supervisors: Dr. John Schischka, Professor Janinka Greenwood

Andrew Donaldson

PhD Project Title: Pre service ministry training
Supervisors: Billy O'Steen

Linda Edwards

PhD Project Title: The implications of language assessment by IELTS for employment and social inclusion in the NZ context.
Supervisors: Associate Professor Una Cunningham, Dr John Boereboom

Linda Edwards

Sara Farshad Nia

PhD Project: A study of digital labels on teachers’ attitudes, performance, and belief towards computer assisted language learning (CALL) in the New Zealand ESOL context.
Supervisors: Associate Professor Una Cunningham

Sara Farshad Nia

Ira Febriana

PhD Project Title: A Study of policies and financial decisions for children’s participation in early childhood care and education of Indonesian targeted communities
Supervisors: Dr David Small, Professor Missy Morton, Dr Philip Gunby

Ira Febriana

Seema Gautam

PhD Project Title: Predictors of Word Reading And Reading Comprehension in a Trilingual Population
Supervisors: Professor John Everratt, Dr Amir Sadeghi, Associate Professor Brigid McNeill

Seema Gautam

Raymond Genet

PhD Project Title: 'Steps Towards Curriculum Coherence - the teaching and learning of consilience'
Supervisors: Professor Lindsey Conner, Dr Veronica O’Toole

Ray Genet

Mohammad Tariq Habibyar

PhD Project Title: Hegemonic Processes and Forces Influencing Education in Afghanistan and the Methods of Deconstructing these Hegemonies
Supervisors: Professor Letitia Fickel, Professor Janinka Greenwood

 

Tariq Habibyar

Joe Hall

PhD Project Title: Integration of working memory training into current practice of football coaching
Supervisors: Professor Niki Davies, Dr Zhe Chen

Joe Hall

Mahammad Abul Hasnat

PhD Project Title: A Case Study on Stakeholder’s Engagement in Rural Secondary Schools in Bangladesh.
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Professor John Everatt, Dr. Stuart Wise

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Leechin Heng

PhD project title: Constructing inclusion: Meaning-making and process in professional education
Supervisors: Distinguished Professor Niki Davis, Professor Missy Morton, Adjunct Associate Professor Rosemary Du Plessis

Leechin Heng

William M. Hurtes

PhD Project Title: Tertiary Education of Emergency Management Officials
Supervisors: Dr. Billy O'Steen

Uzma Irfan Siddiqui

PhD Project Title: Well-Being and Mental Health Issues among University Students
Supervisors: Professor Garry Hornby, Associate Professor Penni Cushman, Professor John Everatt

Uzma Irfan Siddiqui

SM Akramul Kabir

PhD Project Title: Listen Up! Listening skill in English language teaching and learning in Bangladesh
Supervisors: Associate Professor Una Cunningham, Dr Kevin Watson

SM Akramul Kabir

Harpinder Kaur

PhD Project Title: Teachers’ preceptions of the role of ICT as a teaching tool in senior secondary schools of Punjab (India)
Supervisors: Dr. Wendy Fox-Turnbull, Prof. Janinka Greenwood

Harpinder Kaur

Jin Kim

PhD Project Title: Being Kowi (Korean-Kiwi): Intergenerational Transmission of the Korean Language in Christchurch
Supervisors: Associate Professor Una Cunningham, Professor Jeanette King

Jin Kim

Yetunde Kolajo

PhD Project Title: Developing Critical Thinking in a First Year University Chemistry Class
Supervisors: Professor Lindsey Conner & Dr. David Winter

Yetunde Kolajo

Thinh Van Le

PhD Project Title: Social networking sites in teaching and learning English in high schools in Vietnam
Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Una Cunningham, Dr. Kevin Watson

Thinh Van Le

Vera Leier

PhD Project Title: The effect of Facebook-Social Media on the learning and teaching of German at tertiary level in New Zealand
Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Una Cunningham, Associate Professor Julie Mackey

Vera Leier

Joanna Lim

PhD Project Title: Understanding Teachers’ Experiences with Teacher Inquiry
Supervisors: Professor Letitia Fickel

Joanna Lim

Yi Liu (Louis)

PhD Project Title: Exploring the Impact of the Government-Funded Teacher Education Policy on Career-Choice Motivation and Study Engagement of Pre-service Teachers in P.R. China
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt, Professor Janinka Greenwood

Yi Liu (Louis)

Ee Chiao Loh 

PhD Project: School-based assessment: Pre-service teacher professional preparation.
Supervisors: Associate Professor Susan Lovett, Professor Missy Morton

Ee Chiao Loh

Shaowei Ma

PhD Project Title:
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt

Shaowei Ma

Joseph Makotsi

PhD Project Title: An investigation of writing errors among English second/additional language learners from different language backgrounds and stages of learning
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt & Dr Amir Sadeghi

Joseph Makotsi

Helen Mataiti

PhD Project Title: The practice of coaching in early childhood intervention settings in Aotearoa New Zealand
Supervisors: Dr Anne van Bysterveldt, Assoc. Professor Judi Miller

Helen Mataiti

Simon McLellan

PhD Project Title: From orthodoxy to orthopraxis: a philosophical analysis of tertiary education policy in New Zealand
Supervisors: Professor Peter Roberts, Associate Professor Billy O’Steen

Simon McLellan

Junita Nawawi

PhD Project Title: Children’s experiences in play-based therapy after a disaster or other adverse event
Supervisors: Associate Professor Karyn France

Junita Nawawi

María Carolina Nieto Ángel

PhD Project Title: Learning to care and caring to learn: Exploring enablers of caring pedagogies in three secondary schools and across two countries.
Supervisors: Professor Letitia Fickel, Professor Angus Macfarlane

María Carolina Nieto Ángel

Marcia Pilgrim

PhD Project Title: TBC
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt, Professor Angus MacFarlane, Professor Garry Hornby

Marcia Pilgrim

Muhammed Mahbubur Rahaman

PhD Project Title: Inclusive Education Aspiration: Policy and Practice for Students with Disabilities at Secondary Schools in Bangladesh
Supervisors: Senior Supervisor: Professor Janninka Greenwood, Co-Supervisor: Professor Garry Hornby & Senior-Advisor: Dr. Dean Sutherland

Muhammed Mahbubur Rahaman

Karna Rana

PhD Project Title:  In-service Teachers’ ICTs Practice in Rural Primary Schools in Nepal
Supervisors: Prof. Janinka Greenwood, Dr Wendy Fox-Turnbull and Dr Stuart Wise

Karna Rana

Mollah Mohammed Haroon-Ar Rasheed

PhD Project Title: Critical thinking & English language learning in Bangladesh secondary schools: A case study of the reflective practice of a teacher educator
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Faye Parkhill

 

Mollah Mohammed Haroon-Ar Rasheed

Shaista Rashid

PhD Project Title: The impact of training in mobile assisted language learning on perceptions, beliefs and practices of tertiary students in Pakistan
Supervisors: Associate Professor Una Cunningham, Dr. Kevin Watson, Jocelyn Howard

Shaita Rashid

Neville Rodrigues

PhD Project Title: The experiences of Bhutanese youth of refugee background in counselling with mindfulness in the context of the Canterbury Earthquakes

Neville Rodrigues

Hana Saemon

Phd project title: Educational Meritocracy in Perspective: Through the Eyes of "Low-stream" Graduates
Supervisors: Professor Missy Morton & Dr. David Small

Hana (Nur Farhanah) Saemon

Abu Salahuddin

PhD Project Title: Leadership for change: A study of how leadership enables sustained improvement in a Bangladesh secondary school
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Professor Lindsey Conner

Abu Salahuddin

Tanya Wendt Samu

PhD Project Title: Pasifika Education: A Discourse of Difference in New Zealand Education
Supervisor: Professor Peter Roberts

Tanya Wendt Samu

Parisa Soleimani Tadi

PhD Project Title: An investigation of teachers’ perceptions of father’s participation in Early Childhood Education
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt, Associate Professor Brigid McNeill, Professor Garry Hornby

Parisa Soleimani Tadi

Pawadee Srisang

PhD Project Title: Impacts of inferential skills on reading comprehension of Thai (L1) and English (L2)
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt, Associate Professor Jo Fletcher, Dr Amir Sadeghi

Pawadee Srisang

Adele Staples

Masters Project Title: Playing with the written word: Examining the impact of role to improve writing in a primary classroom.
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Associate Professor Brigid McNeill

Adele Staples

Mazharuddin Syed Ahmed

PhD Project Title: (Under Development) Framework to Integrate Smartphones and Tablets for Effective m-Learning in Engineering Education using Technology Acceptance Model
Supervisors: Professor John Everatt, Wendy Fox Turnbull

Mazharuddin Syed Ahmed

Mukti Prakash Thapaliya

PhD Project Title: Moving towards inclusive education: How inclusive education is understood, experienced and enacted in one Nepalese primary school
Supervisors: Professor Missy Morton, Dr Trish McMenamin

 

Mukti Prakash Thapaliya

Sharnali Atashi Tisi

PhD Project Title: How immigrant parents teach culture to their children: A case study of Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Nepalese families in Christchurch
Supervisors: Professor Janinka Greenwood, Dr Richard Manning

Sharnali Atashi Tisi

Sibi Boycott Noel Walter

PhD Project Title: Shoulder injuries among New Zealand Cricket pace bowlers
Supervisors: Dr. Carl Petersen & Dr. Arindam Basu

Sibi Walter

Melanie Wong

PhD Project Title: Social construction of giftedness
Supervisors: Professor Missy Morton, Dr Nicola Surtees

Melanie Wong

Wei Zeng

PhD Project: An ethnographic study of teacher learning in the workplace of a university department of ELT in China: Examining how a group of tertiary EFL teachers construct the workplace culture and how they negotiate their professional identities in the new work contexts.
Supervisors: Professor Letitia Fickel

 

Note: This list was last updated January 2016.