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Senior Lecturer in Education, 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 research, policy and practice, particularly as they relate to issues of equality and social justice.

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.


  • –present
    Director of Postgraduate Programmes in Education, Auckland University of Technology


  • 2004 
    University of Canterbury, PhD Education