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Lead Researcher, Children's Reading for Pleasure Study, Auckland University of Technology

Ruth Boyask's current research focuses upon the changing nature of public education. Her research raises and addresses questions about how these changes have impacted upon educational policy and practice, particularly as they relate to issues of equality and social justice. Recently she has been principal investigator for a programme of research on children and tamariki's reading for pleasure in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ruth has interests in systems of schooling, school governance, educational decision-making and the utilisation of educational research.

She has worked in universities in England, Wales and New Zealand, and publishes widely on methodological issues and findings from critically informed empirical research.


  • 2017–present
    Senior lecturer, Auckland University of Technology


  • 2004 
    University of Canterbury, PhD Education