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Associate Professor Vivienne Anderson

Associate Dean

DipTch, BEd, PGDipArts, PhD

Dunedin Campus
Tel +64 3 479 5360
Email vivienne.anderson@otago.ac.nz

Biography

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I began my career in education as a primary school teacher during the 1990s and early 2000s. Following a stint in the USA as an international scholar’s partner, new mother and secondary alien, I became interested in internationalisation policy, and in particular, the intersections between policy, education and women’s lives. In 2008, I completed a doctorate in Education and Anthropology, which explored women’s experiences in internationalised higher education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Since then, I have worked in a range of academic roles at the University of Otago, including as an educational researcher at the Faculty of Dentistry, lecturer and senior lecturer at the College of Education, and senior lecturer and academic developer in Higher Education. In 2020, I returned to the College of Education as Associate Dean, where I teach across initial teacher education and education studies programmes, and supervise postgraduate students.

Teaching areas

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

Postgraduate supervision

Current students

  • Yvonne Brouwer (EdD) – Narratives of experience: Beginning teachers developing biculturally responsive pedagogy
  • Charmaine Kwan (PhD) – A study of the Fiji higher education sector
  • Emma Osborne (PhD) – The experiences, motivations and needs of students who are studying or researching aspects of their lived experience
  • Lien Trinh (PhD) – The provision of sexual health information to international students in the New Zealand homestay environment
  • Jill Turner (DBA) – Exploring structural gender discrimination through the experiences of academic women at the University of Otago

Past students

  • Salmah Kassim (PhD 2020) – The Impact of International Experiences on Women's Career Development
  • Naoko Inoue (PhD 2019) – The experiences of native English speaking teachers who work and live in Japan
  • Farhana Binti Abu Bakar (PhD 2018) – The use of humour in teaching and learning in higher education
  • Rafaela Rabello (PhD 2018) – An exploration of the Oil and Gas sector’s social investment in host countries
  • Tracy Rogers (PhD 2018) – Exploring educational persistence: What factors support girls to remain in secondary school in Cambodia?
  • Mary Furnari (PhD 2018) – Medical students' reflective thinking and intercultural learning in online discussions
  • 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

Research interests 

My research explores questions relating to educational mobilities; education pathways; gender, equity and education; migration and education; and education policy.

Current Research

I currently lead a project, funded through a New Zealand Council for Educational Research Teaching and Learning Research Initiative Grant, entitled: Refugee-background students in Aotearoa: Supporting successful secondary to tertiary education transitions.

Research grants

  • 2020-2022 – 'Refugee-background students in Aotearoa — Supporting successful secondary to tertiary education transitions’. Funded through a NZ Council for Educational Research Teaching & Learning Research Initiative Grant (Principal Investigator). Other investigators included Dr Jo Oranje (University of Otago), Amber Fraser-Smith (Otago Polytechnic), Jarrah Cooke (NZ Red Cross), Pip Laufiso (Ministry of Education), Angela Watts (Carisbrook School), and Dr Rachel Rafferty (University of Derby).
  • 2020-2021 – ‘Arts and migration: Women’s experiences of resettlement and integration’. Funded through a Centre for Global Migrations Collaborative Research Grant (Associate Investigator). Dr Pooneh Torabian (Tourism) is Principal Investigator. Other Associate Investigators include Ali Mostolizdeh (Education), and Neil Vallely (Centre for Global Migrations).
  • 2018-2019 – ‘Improving university processes, practices and pedagogies through attention to the narratives of international women students and former refugees’. Funded through a University of Otago Quality Improvement Grant (Principal Investigator).
  • 2016-2017 – ‘How do successful university students conceptualise “good teaching” and “effective learning”? Funded through an Ako Aotearoa Regional Hub Grant (Principal Investigator).
  • 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

Anderson, V., & Bristowe, Z. (2021). Re-placing “place” in internationalised higher education: Reflections from Aotearoa New Zealand. Studies in Social Justice, 14(2), 410-428. doi: 10.26522/SSJ.V14I2.2206

Anderson, V., Cone, T., Rafferty, R., & Inoue, N. (2021). Mobile agency and relational webs in women's narratives of international study. Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10734-021-00714-7

Anderson, V., & Johnson, H. (Eds.). (2020). Migration, education and translation: Cross-disciplinary perspectives on human mobility and cultural encounters in education settings. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 229p. doi: 10.4324/9780429291159

Anderson, V., & Johnson, H. (2020). Introduction. In V. Anderson & H. Johnson (Eds.), Migration, education and translation: Cross-disciplinary perspectives on human mobility and cultural encounters in education settings. (pp. 1-9). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429291159

Inoue, N., & Anderson, V. (2020). English language teaching as a pathway to university employment for native English-speaking migrants to Japan. In V. Anderson & H. Johnson (Eds.), Migration, education and translation: Cross-disciplinary perspectives on human mobility and cultural encounters in education settings. (pp. 105-116). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429291159

Edited Book - Research

Anderson, V., & Johnson, H. (Eds.). (2020). Migration, education and translation: Cross-disciplinary perspectives on human mobility and cultural encounters in education settings. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 229p. doi: 10.4324/9780429291159

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Chapter in Book - Research

Anderson, V., & Johnson, H. (2020). Introduction. In V. Anderson & H. Johnson (Eds.), Migration, education and translation: Cross-disciplinary perspectives on human mobility and cultural encounters in education settings. (pp. 1-9). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429291159

Inoue, N., & Anderson, V. (2020). English language teaching as a pathway to university employment for native English-speaking migrants to Japan. In V. Anderson & H. Johnson (Eds.), Migration, education and translation: Cross-disciplinary perspectives on human mobility and cultural encounters in education settings. (pp. 105-116). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429291159

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Journal - Research Article

Anderson, V., & Bristowe, Z. (2021). Re-placing “place” in internationalised higher education: Reflections from Aotearoa New Zealand. Studies in Social Justice, 14(2), 410-428. doi: 10.26522/SSJ.V14I2.2206

Anderson, V., Cone, T., Rafferty, R., & Inoue, N. (2021). Mobile agency and relational webs in women's narratives of international study. Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10734-021-00714-7

Anderson, V., Rabello, R., Wass, R., Golding, C., Rangi, A., Eteuati, E., Bristowe, Z., & Waller, A. (2020). Good teaching as care in higher education. Higher Education, 79, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s10734-019-00392-6

Osborne, E., Anderson, V., & Robson, B. (2020). Students as epistemological agents: Claiming life experience as real knowledge in health professional education. Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10734-020-00571-w

Rafferty, R., Burgin, A., & Anderson, V. (2020). Do we really offer refuge? Using Galtung's concept of structural violence to interrogate refugee resettlement support in Aotearoa New Zealand. Sites, 17(1), 115-139. doi: 10.11157/sites-id455

Anderson, V., Cone, T., Inoue, N., & Rafferty, R. (2020). Narratives of navigation: Refugee-background women's higher education journeys in Bangladesh and New Zealand. Sites, 17(1), 15-39. doi: 10.11157/sites-id458

Wass, R., Anderson, V., Rabello, R., Golding, C., Rangi, A., & Eteuati, E. (2020). Photovoice as a research method for higher education research. Higher Education Research & Development, 39(4), 834-850. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2019.1692791

Costa Camoes Rabello, R., Nairn, K., & Anderson, V. (2019). Working within/against institutional expectations: Exploring recommendations for social investment in the oil and gas sector. Extractive Industries & Society, 6(1), 103-109. doi: 10.1016/j.exis.2018.06.007

Rogers, T. L., & Anderson, V. R. (2019). Exploring Cambodian schoolgirls’ educational persistence: A community cultural wealth perspective. Gender, Place & Culture, 26(4), 533-558. doi: 10.1080/0966369X.2018.1555517

Nairn, K., Anderson, V., & Blanch, K. (2018). Future teachers debate charter schools on Facebook: Analysing their political subjectivities. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 39(1), 41-52. doi: 10.1080/01596306.2016.1228045

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

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

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

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. (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

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.

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

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

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. (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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Green, W., Anderson, V., Tait, K., & Tran, L. T. (2020). Precarity, fear and hope: Reflecting and imagining in higher education during a global pandemic. Higher Education Research & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2020.1826029

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 the 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

Anderson, V., Mostolizadeh, A., Oranje, J., & Fraser-Smith, A. (2020). Navigating the secondary-tertiary education borer: Preliminary insights from a participatory action research project with refugee-background students in Southern Aotearoa. Proceedings of the New Zealand Geographical Society (NZGS) Biennial Conference. (pp. 86-87). Retrieved from https://nzgsconference2020.gitlab.io

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