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Professor in Education, University of Auckland

I trained as a primary teacher in Christchurch, New Zealand. I taught in New Zealand, Canada and the UK. In 1989, I became a teacher educator in Christchurch. I later had three years in education policy in Wellington before coming to the University of Auckland where I am currently a professor in the School of Critical Studies in Education. My research focuses on the role of schools and communities in disaster response and recovery. I am also the Education Commissioner for UNESCO New Zealand.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Education, University of Auckland


  • 2003 
    Griffith University, PhD in Curriculum Teaching and Learning