I have worked at Massey university since 1997 in the area of teacher education, post graduate literacy, and in literacy professional development for trained teachers.
I completed a PhD titled The influence of teacher knowledge and teaching practice on outcomes for beginning readers. I was part of a Massey University research project while completing the PhD. The research is published on Education Counts https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/schooling/early-literacy-research-project
I am a primary trained teacher and taught for 12 years in NZ schools. I am currently involved in a Ministry of Education/Maseey University project training teachers in the necessary knowledge and practice to implement a structured approach to teaching reading.