Academia and Education
Tertiary Lecturing, Consulting and Speaking
For the past 11 years I have also worked and consulted in the tertiary education sector. My lecturing experience includes lecturing and/or curriculum development for the Design and Creative Technologies Faculty of AUT University (Colab) (2011 – 2017), Media Design School (2015) and Manukau Institute of Technology School of Business (2008 – 2011).
In addition I have guest lectured, ran workshops and appeared on panels at Massey University, Waikato University and RMIT University Melbourne. I have advised on NZQA Panels and served on Learning Advisory Committees (currently NorthTec, NZ) and have been a speaker at numerous events including a key note speaker at conferences.
21st century place making and community development; organisational development; 21st century business; entrepreneurship and innovation; sustainable development; participatory research methods, collaboration, spirit of place; community applications of emerging technology – especially geo-locative and augmented reality applications; immersive storytelling; immersive and emerging trends in branding; creative technologies capacity building; digital social innovation; place practice; transdisciplinary practice;
My Formal Qualifications:
2011 -2015: PhD – Creative Technologies, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, AUT University, Auckland NZ
2005-2007: MSc Organisational Development and Consultancy (Distinction) Sheffield Business School, UK (Class Prize for Academic Excellence)
1989 – 1992: Bachelor of Arts – Education & Political Studies – University of Auckland, New Zealand.
My Awards and Scholarships
2015: Deans Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research. Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, AUT
2015: Fulbright Travel Award, Fulbright Foundation NZ
2012-2013: Colab Scholarship, AUT University
2011: Interdisciplinary Unit Scholarship, Colab, AUT University