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Dr Vivienne Anderson

Vivienne Anderson Photo 2DipTch, BEd, PGDipArts, PhD

Senior Lecturer & Postgraduate Co-ordinator

Email: vivienne.anderson@otago.ac.nz
Phone: +64 3 479 5360

About Vivienne

I research questions relating to policy and practice in higher education. Specifically, I am interested in educational mobilities, including the internationalisation of higher education, migration and education, and postgraduate pathways. My research draws attention to issues of identity, belonging and affect; how policies and practices in specific contexts shape people’s everyday lives; and how people make sense of the contexts in which they live, study and work. I am a former primary school teacher with an interdisciplinary research background, having completed PhD study in Education and Anthropology, and having worked since then in dental and teacher education contexts.

Teaching

I teach in the areas of educational sociology; intercultural education; gender and education; critical theoretical perspectives; and qualitative research methods.

Supervision

I welcome proposals from suitable candidates from any discipline who are interested in researching questions relating to education policy and practice. In particular, I am interested in supervising students whose work explores questions relating to internationalisation; higher education and social justice; global citizenship; and gender, culture and ‘difference’. Ideally, prospective candidates should have a background in critical theoretical perspectives, and be comfortable utilising qualitative methodologies, however, research training will be given. I am happy to co-supervise students with staff from other departments.

For scholarship information, please see the University of Otago website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships/

Current students

  • Yvonne Brouwer (EdD) - 'Tataiako’ in action: Narratives of provisionally registered teachers in English-medium primary schools
  • Mary Furnari (PhD) - Medical students' reflective thinking and intercultural learning in online discussions
  • Naoko Inoue (PhD) - The experiences of native English speaking teachers who work and live in Japan
  • Rafaela Rabello (PhD) - An exploration of the Oil and Gas sector’s social investment in host
  • countries
  • Tracy Rogers (PhD) - Exploring educational persistence: What factors support girls to remain in secondary school in Cambodia?
  • Lien Trinh (PhD) - The provision of sexual health information to international students in the New Zealand homestay environment

Past students

  • Lee Adam (PhD 2015) - University students' understandings of plagiarism
  • Shona Waterhouse (MEd 2013) - Young mothers at high school in New Zealand
  • Jayaram Subramanian (MHealthSci 2012) - Student and graduate perceptions of the DClinDent programme: a qualitative research project
  • 2014-2015 - ‘Internationalised higher education in place: beginning teacher journeys in Malaysia and New Zealand’. Funded through a University of Otago Research Grant (Principal Investigator).
  • 2012-2013 - ‘How effective is Facebook as a research tool for examining pre-service teachers' future thinking?’. Funded through a Humanities Research Grant (Associate Investigator, with Associate Professor Karen Nairn).
  • 2012-2013 - ‘How is the term “secular” understood in a New Zealand context?’. Funded through a University of Otago Research Grant (Associate Investigator, with Professor Andrew Bradstock).
  • 2012-2013 - ‘Oranga niho me nga tangata whaiora’. Funded through Health Research Council Maori Health Joint Venture Maori Oral Health Research funding (Associate Investigator, with Professor John Broughton, Mr Martin Steinmann, Dr Rudi Downs, Ms Minnie McGibbon, and Dr Mark Lawrence).
  • 2011-2015 - ‘Oranga niho, oranga tinana, oranga whanau: What are the implications of final-year dental student outplacements with Maori Oral Health Providers for students, hosts and whanau?’. Funded through a Ministry of Health Oral Health Research Fund grant (Principal Investigator).
  • 2010 - ‘Collaborative studies of people on the move: Transitions, connections and mobilities’. Funded through a BRCSS Seeding Social Science Research Initiatives Grant (joint Principal Investigator, with Dr Martha Bell and Dr Tara Duncan).
  • 2010 - ‘Supporting students’ study-work transition in Oral Health and Dental Technology’. Funded through a University of Otago Quality Advancement Improvement Grant (Principal Investigator).
  • 2008-2011- ‘Tracking Study on Asian Business Graduates from New Zealand’. Funded through the Asia NZ Foundation (Associate Investigator, with Mr Terry McGrath, Mr Chze Pheng Ching, Mr Akira Doi, and Mr Paul Stock).

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Publications

France, A. J., Anderson, V. R., Laqekoro, Z., & Foster Page, L. A. (2017). Pacific adolescents' attitudes to and beliefs about oral health and oral health care in two southern cities. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(1), 17-24.

Anderson, V., Young, S., Blanch, K., & Smith, L. (2017). Mobility, place and affect in transnational teacher education graduates’ accounts of their first year teaching. Teaching & Teacher Education, 69, 11-20. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.09.010

Adam, L., Anderson, V., & Spronken-Smith, R. (2017). ‘It’s not fair’: Policy discourses and students’ understandings of plagiarism in a New Zealand university. Higher Education, 74(1), 17-32. doi: 10.1007/s10734-016-0025-9

Wass, R., Anderson, V., Rangi, A., Eteuati, E., Golding, C., & Rabello, R. (2017). How do we foreground students’ voices to inform good practice (or curriculum change)? Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference: Curriculum Transformation. Retrieved from http://herdsa2017.org

Anderson, V., Wass, R., Rangi, A., Eteuati, E., Golding, C., & Rabello, R. (2017). Reframing ‘curriculum transformation’ through attention to university students’ conceptions of good teaching. Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference: Curriculum Transformation. Retrieved from http://herdsa2017.org

Journal - Research Article

France, A. J., Anderson, V. R., Laqekoro, Z., & Foster Page, L. A. (2017). Pacific adolescents' attitudes to and beliefs about oral health and oral health care in two southern cities. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(1), 17-24.

Adam, L., Anderson, V., & Spronken-Smith, R. (2017). ‘It’s not fair’: Policy discourses and students’ understandings of plagiarism in a New Zealand university. Higher Education, 74(1), 17-32. doi: 10.1007/s10734-016-0025-9

Anderson, V., Young, S., Blanch, K., & Smith, L. (2017). Mobility, place and affect in transnational teacher education graduates’ accounts of their first year teaching. Teaching & Teacher Education, 69, 11-20. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.09.010

Gambetta-Tessini, K., Mariño, R., Morgan, M., & Anderson, V. (2016). Coping strategies and the Salutogenic Model in future oral health professionals. BMC Medical Education, 16(1), 224. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0740-z

Smith, L. A., Anderson, V., & Blanch, K. (2016). Five beginning teachers' reflections on enacting New Zealand's national standards. Teaching & Teacher Education, 54, 107-116. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2015.11.014

Nairn, K., Anderson, V., & Blanch, K. (2016). Future teachers debate charter schools on Facebook: Analysing their political subjectivities. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/01596306.2016.1228045

Kang, I., Foster Page, L. A., Anderson, V. R., Thomson, W. M., & Broadbent, J. M. (2015). Changes in students' perceptions of their dental education environment. European Journal of Dental Education, 19(2), 122-130. doi: 10.1111/eje.12112

Anderson, V. R., Rapana, S. T., Broughton, J. R., Seymour, G. J., & Rich, A. M. (2015). Preliminary findings from the Oranga Niho dental student outplacement project. New Zealand Dental Journal, 111(1), 6-14.

Anderson, V. R., Young, S., Blanch, K., & Smith, L. (2014). Beginning teachers as policy workers in Malaysia and New Zealand. International Education Journal, 14(2), 30-42.

Anderson, V. (2014). 'World-travelling': A framework for re-thinking teaching and learning in internationalised higher education. Higher Education, 68(5), 637-652. doi: 10.1007/s10734-014-9736-y

Anderson, V., McGrath, T., & Butcher, A. (2014). Asia-born New Zealand-educated business graduates' transition to work. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 34(1), 65-79. doi: 10.1080/02188791.2013.823378

Subramanian, J., Anderson, V. R., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). The importance of ‘student voice’ in dental education. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1), e136-e141. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2012.00773.x

Subramanian, J., Anderson, V. R., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). Effective and ineffective supervision in postgraduate dental education: A qualitative study. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1), e142-e150. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2012.00774.x

Anderson, V. (2013). 'Impure community': A framework for contact in internationalised higher education? Journal of Intercultural Studies, 34(1), 34-54. doi: 10.1080/07256868.2013.751903

Subramanian, J., Anderson, V. R., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). Improving the quality of educational strategies in postgraduate dental education using student and graduate feedback: Findings from a qualitative study in New Zealand. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1), e151-e158. doi: 10.1111/eje.12006

Foster Page, L. A., Kang, I., Anderson, V. R., Thomson, W. M., Meldrum, A. M., & Moffat, S. M. (2013). Changes in Bachelor of Oral Health students' perceptions of their dental education environment. New Zealand Dental Journal, 109(4), 134-140.

Tan, A. S., Anderson, V. R., & Foster Page, L. A. (2013). Second and third year oral health and dental student perceptions of future professional work. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(4), 241-250. doi: 10.1111/eje.12057

Gambetta-Tessini, K., Mariño, R., Morgan, M., Evans, W., & Anderson, V. (2013). Stress and health-promoting attributes in Australian, New Zealand, and Chilean dental students. Journal of Dental Education, 77(6), 801-809.

Anderson, V. R., Pang, L. C., & Aarts, J. M. (2012). New Zealand dental technicians and continuing education: Findings from a qualitative survey. New Zealand Dental Journal, 108(2), 47-54.

Anderson, V., Kang, M., & Foster Page, L. (2012). First-year oral health and dentistry student perceptions of future professional work. European Journal of Dental Education, 16(1), e166-e173. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2011.00692.x

Anderson, V. R. (2012). ‘Homes’ and being ‘at home’ in New Zealand: Women's place-making in internationalised higher education. Gender, Place & Culture, 19(3), 327-343. doi: 10.1080/0966369X.2011.610097

Foster Page, L. A., Kang, M., Anderson, V., & Thomson, W. M. (2012). Appraisal of the Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure in the New Zealand dental education environment. European Journal of Dental Education, 16(2), 78-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2011.00725.x

Pang, L. C., Anderson, V. R., & Moffat, S. M. (2012). Initial University of Otago oral health graduates' employment pathways and preparedness for work. New Zealand Dental Journal, 108(3), 83-88.

Friedlander, L., & Anderson, V. (2011). A new predoctoral endodontic module: Evaluating learning and effectiveness. Journal of Dental Education, 75(3), 351-359.

Anderson, V. R., Rich, A. M., & Seymour, G. J. (2011). Undergraduate dental education in New Zealand: 2007-2009 final-year student feedback on clinical learning environments. New Zealand Dental Journal, 107(3), 85-90.

Anderson, V. (2008). The international education agenda: International and New Zealand women students. Sites, 5(2), 57-80.

Anderson, V., & Nairn, K. (2005). Commentary: Teaching and mothering: Reflections on the dual role. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 40(1 & 2), 211-220.

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Journal - Research Other

Anderson, V., & Johnson, H. (2016). Guest editorial: Special issue on "Asia and education". New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 18(2), 1-2. [Editorial].

Anderson, V. (2014). [Review of the book Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand]. Journal of Polynesian Society, 123(1), 91-93. [Book Review].

Bell, M., Duncan, T., & Anderson, V. (2012). Towards a movement-driven social sciences in Aotearoa New Zealand. Sites, 9(1), 1-11. doi: 10.11157/sites-vol9iss1id203

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

McGrath, T., Anderson, V., Ching, C. P., & Doi, A. (2012). Asia-born New Zealand trained business graduates reactions and insights into internationalization in New Zealand university business schools. In K. Richardson, S. Chang & T. McGrath (Eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd International Education Association (ISANA) Conference. Hobart, Australia: ISANA International Education Association. Retrieved from http://www.proceedings.com.au/isana/2012.html

Anderson, V. (2011). Graduate student research as life on the edge: Examining one's own learning environment. In K. Krause, M. Buckridge, C. Grimmer & S. Purbrick-Illek (Eds.), Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) 34th Annual International Conference: Research and Development in Higher Education: Higher Education on the Edge (Vol. 34). (pp. 1-12). Sydney, Australia: HERDSA. [Full Paper]

Anderson, V., McGrath, T., Butcher, A., Ching, C. P., & Doi, A. (2010). Community engagement and study-to-work transitions: Recommendations from Asia-born New Zealand-educated business graduates. Proceedings of the ISANA: International Education Association 21st International Education Conference: Engaging with a Wider Community. Retrieved from www.proceedings.com.au/isana2010

McGrath, T., Anderson, V., Ching, C. P., & Butcher, A. (2009). Choices and expectations of Asian-born New Zealand trained business graduates. Proceedings of the International Education Association (ISANA) 20th International Education Conference. Retrieved from http://proceedings.com.au/isana2009/

Anderson, V. (2008). Re-imagining 'interaction' and 'integration': Reflections on a university social group for international and local women. In T. McGrath (Ed.), Proceedings of the ISANA International Education Association 19th International Conference. The Gap, Australia: ISANA International Education Association. Retrieved from http://proceedings.com.au/isana2008/

Anderson, V. (2006). Who's not integrating? International women speak about New Zealand students. Proceedings of the International Education Association (ISANA) 17th International Education Conference. Retrieved from www.proceedings.com.au/isana/2006.html

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Wass, R., Anderson, V., Rangi, A., Eteuati, E., Golding, C., & Rabello, R. (2017). How do we foreground students’ voices to inform good practice (or curriculum change)? Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference: Curriculum Transformation. Retrieved from http://herdsa2017.org

Anderson, V., Wass, R., Rangi, A., Eteuati, E., Golding, C., & Rabello, R. (2017). Reframing ‘curriculum transformation’ through attention to university students’ conceptions of good teaching. Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference: Curriculum Transformation. Retrieved from http://herdsa2017.org

Anderson, V., Rangi, A., Eteuati, E., Wass, R., Golding, C., & Rabello, R. (2017). "I think they need to realise how influential they really are": What can we learn from university students' conceptions of 'good teaching' and 'effective learning'? Proceedings of the Talking Teaching Conference. Retrieved from https://akoacademy.ac.nz/programme

Wass, R., Anderson, V., Rangi, A., Eteuati, E., Golding, C., & Rabello, R. (2016). Insights from the Good Teaching Project: 'Photovoice' as a means for letting students speak. Proceedings of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference. Retrieved from http://herdsa.org.nz/ternz/2016

Adam, L., Spronken-Smith, R., & Anderson, V. (2015). Re-conceptualising plagiarism: Engaging students in quality scholarship. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference. (pp. 58). Retrieved from http://www.issotl2015.com.au/program.html

Anderson, V., Young, S., & Blanch, K. (2014). Beginning teacher journeys in Malaysia and New Zealand: Part one of a comparative study. Proceedings of the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education (AARE-NZARE) Conference: Speaking Back Through Research. Retrieved from http://aare-nzare2014.com.au/

Adam, L., Anderson, V., & Spronken-Smith, R. (2014). Re-thinking plagiarism in light of a bigger question: What is the purpose of university education? Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference: Higher Education in a Globalized World. Retrieved from http://chtl.hkbu.edu.hk/herdsa2014/detailed-prog/

Anderson, V., Young, S., & Blanch, K. (2014). Voices from beyond: Insights from beginning teachers in Malaysia and New Zealand. Proceedings of the 42nd Australian New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) Annual Conference. (pp. 59). Retrieved from http://anzcies2014.com/?page_id=209

Anderson, V., Furnari, M., Rapana, S., & Broughton, J. (2013). What do 'excellent clinical supervisors' and 'good students' look like in clinical outreach settings? Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference: The Place of Learning and Teaching. Retrieved from https://www.openconf.org/herdsa2013

Anderson, V., Furnari, M., Rapana, S., Flavell, F., & Broughton, J. (2013). What can higher education learn from schools’ Tātaiako cultural competencies? A framework for reading dental student outplacement project data. In J. McDonald, S.-K. Loke, A. McLean & M. Rajoo (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 27). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Anderson, V., Broughton, J., & Rapana, S. (2012). ‘Internationalisation’ or ‘localisation’? Promoting dental students’ cultural responsiveness through outplacements with Māori health providers. Proceedings of the Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA). Retrieved from http://aare-apera2012.com.au/

Subramanian, J., Anderson, V. R., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2012). Factors that promote effective and ineffective learning in postgraduate dental education: Student perspective and implications for practice. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference: Professionalism Under Pressure. (pp. 49). Adelaide, Australia: ANZAHPE. [Abstract]

Anderson, V., Burnett, G., Furnari, M., & Cushen, J. (2011). Teaching, learning and internationalisation [Panel discussion]. In K. Shephard, T. Harland & A. Cohen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 11). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Anderson, V., Tawse-Smith, A., & Rich, A. (2010). Shifting countries, classrooms and clinics: Facilitating smooth transitions for students in partnered dental education. Proceedings of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference. (pp. 5-7). Retrieved from http://www.herdsa.org.nz/Ternz/2010/programme.html

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