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Associate Professor Chris Brickell Head of Department

Bronwyn Craig Administrator Client Services

Natasha George Administrator Client Services

Helen O'Sullivan Administrator Client Services

Nicki Topliss Administrator Client Services

Academic staff

Gender Studies Staff:

Associate Professor Chris Brickell Head of Department; Gender Studies Programme Co-ordinator
Sexuality, gay studies, masculinity, histories of adolescence

Associate Professor Annabel Cooper
Cultural politics and history of gender; place, memory and identity; film and media; screen narratives of the New Zealand Wars

Dr Fairleigh Gilmour Chair - Outreach Committee
Crime/gender and the media; feminist criminology; sex work governance

Dr Rebecca Stringer  Criminology Programme Co-ordinator
The social construction of victimhood; feminist theory and politics; Nietzsche – life and works

Dr Yuki Watanabe
Gender in popular media; masculinity and femininity of Japan

Social Work Staff:

Associate Professor Nicola Atwool

Emeritus Professor Amanda Barusch

Anaru Eketone
Māori economic and social development; Kaupapa Māori

Associate Professor Anita Gibbs Chair - Equity Committee
FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder); adoption and fostering; disability; social work research

Dr Emily Keddell  Social Work Programme Co-ordinator
Child welfare; inequalities; social policy; decision-making; multiple ethnicities

Dr Peter Walker
Community development; animals and social work; social service organisations

Shayne Walker
Māori social services development, alternative care, social service agencies, care and protection.

Fieldwork Team

Liz McCafferty Fieldwork Team Leader

Susan Wason

Professional Practice Fellow

Nathan Jaquiery

Sociology Staff:

Dr Melanie Beres
Sexual consent; sexuality; sexual violence; qualitative research methods

Professor Hugh Campbell
Rural sociology; agriculture; food; neoliberalism; governance

Dr Marcelle Dawson Chair - Postgraduate Committee and International Advisor
Social movements and popular protest; grassroots politics; social identities; South Africa

Associate Professor Anita Gibbs Chair - Equity Committee
FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder); adoption and fostering; disability; social work research

Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott Sociology Programme Co-ordinator
Family demography; childbearing; quantitative research methods

Dr Katharine Legun
Environmental sociology; agri-food; economic institutions; science and technology

Dr Lesley Procter

Dr Natalie Smith
Teaching Fellow

Associate Professor Martin Tolich Chair - Research Committee
Research ethics; vulnerable families; qualitative research

Dr Patrick Vakaoti
Youth participation; street-frequenting youth; pacific social and community work

Children's Issues Centre Staff:

(see also Children's Issues Centre website)

Associate Professor Nicola Taylor Director
Family law; parental separation; children’s views

Dr Megan Gollop
Children; families; socio-legal research; parental separation; parenting; digital media

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Honorary Staff

Associate Professor Stephanie Wahab  Honorary Research Associate Professor

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