蹤獲扦

Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities and Social Sciences , Te Kura P贖kenga Tangata

Creative thinking for a changing world. It's at the heart of everything we do at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Overview

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences Te Kura P贖kenga Tangata offers teaching and research in a wide range of disciplines. We foster deep connections across 蹤獲扦 and beyond to forge innovative, relevant and valued ideas, research and teaching.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi at 蹤獲扦

We are deeply committed to being a Tiriti-led college, demonstrating authentic leadership in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand as we uphold te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of our nation, and its principles through our practice. We embrace this not just as an obligation but as a real opportunity for the nation and its people.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Te Kunenga ki P贖rehuroa The Treaty of Waitangi at 蹤獲扦

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Study with us

Learn from experts in your chosen subject and build a great career. Our study options include anthropology, creative writing, geography, planning, psychology, sociology, te reo Mori, teacher education, speech and language therapy and more.

Our research

Our researchers are contributing to people's lives and tackling the major challenges of our time with their work. Discover research activities in each of our disciplines.

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Partner with us

We partner with diverse communities and organisations that make a difference in the world. Partner with us to get involved.

Who we are

Our people make us who we are. Meet senior leaders in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Professor Bill Fish

Professor Bill Fish

Research Director

Bill Fish focuses on the philosophy of mind and perception. He is particularly interested in na簿ve realism and exploring if this view can be extended to theories of consciousness more generally.

Associate Professor Alison Kearney

Associate Professor Alison Kearney

Head of Institute of Education

Alison Kearney is a registered teacher with a PhD in Education. At 蹤獲扦, Alison hastaught in the Initial Teacher Education, Masters and Doctoral programmes and more recently, the Specialist Teaching Programme. Her research and teaching interests focus on educational equity, learning and motivation.

Professor Kerry Taylor

Professor Kerry Taylor

Head of School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication

Kerry Taylor works in New Zealand history, focusing on the history of dissent and protest politics. He has published widely on the history of communism in New Zealand, and on visual and material culture. Notable roles include:

  • Board of Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres
  • Trustee of the Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust.
Professor Hmi Whaanga

Professor Hmi Whaanga

Ngti Kahungunu, Ngi Tahu, Ngti Mamoe, Waitaha
Head of School Te P贖tahi-a-Toi

Hmi Whaanga specialises in mtauranga, indigenous methodologies, linguistics and te reo Mori, ethics and technology. His background includes research, leadership and teaching, and he has contributed at disciplinary, institutional, national and international levels.

Professor Bethan Greener

Professor Bethan Greener

Head of School of People, Environment and Planning

Beth focuses on how states and others seek to provide security and what this means for world order. Her research interests also include the relationship between liberalism and the use of force, how states seek to use their agencies for security provision, international policing through the UN, South Pacific security, gender and security, and the relationship between public and private security.

Associate Professor Kirsty Ross

Associate Professor Kirsty Ross

Head of School of Psychology (acting)

Kirsty Ross is a registered senior clinical psychologist with a PhD in Psychology. She coordinates and teaches within the clinical psychology training programme at 蹤獲扦. Her research and teaching centres on child and family clinical psychology, clinical health psychology, trauma (particularly the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences) and developmental and systemic psychology.

Professor Jenny Poskitt

Professor Jenny Poskitt

Director of College Projects

Jenny has experience as a primary school teacher, teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Her research includes educational assessment, student and professional learning, which has contributed to policy, research, and professional practice locally, nationally and internationally. Jenny is involved in service, management, and leadership roles throughout the university.

Associate Professor Peter Rawlins

Associate Professor Peter Rawlins

Director of Academic Quality

Peter has been a registered teacher since 1985. He has won several teaching excellence and innovation awards. Peters research focus is in Assessment and Mixed Methods Research. He is on the executive committee for the New Zealand Assessment Institute, and the Global governance board for the Mixed Methods International Research Association.

Dr Tony Fisher

Dr Tony Fisher

Director of Teaching and Learning

Tony Fisher is a linguist by training, and has over twenty years of experience teaching in a range of contexts. His research interests include political communication, with a specific focus on televised political debates. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand.

Schools

Our college is home to five schools:

Institute of Education

Teacher education, specialist programmes for other education careers, speech and language therapy, and research focused on equality in education.

School of Humanities, Media & Creative Communication

Explore cultures, society, theories and ideas and the arts with a rich variety of specialisations.

Te P贖tahi-a-Toi

Te P贖tahi-a-Toi produces graduates and research inspired by te ao Mori (the Mori world).

School of People, Environment & Planning

New Zealands largest multi-disciplinary university social science unit 蹤獲扦's School of People, Environment and Planning.

School of Psychology

Meet the real world head on. We examine today's challenges and contribute to people's wellbeing and resilience.

Clinics

蹤獲扦 clinics offer services for the public, as well as research or training for staff, students and professionals.

Our psychology clinics

蹤獲扦's three on-campus clinics provide psychology services to the public, as well as professional development for psychologists, interns and students.

Location: Auckland, Manawat贖 and Wellington campuses

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Speech-language Therapy Clinic

A teaching clinic offering therapy for children and adults who experience communication and eating difficulties. Supervised by specialist staff, students provide assessment and intervention support at the clinic and in the community.

Location: Auckland campus

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Humanities and social sciences news

Discover news from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Aotearoa Green Theatre Plan launched

Thursday 4 July 2024

Theatre makers, drama teachers and performers in Aotearoa New Zealand now have a practical, locally-relevant green guide to help them start lowering the carbon footprint of their theatre productions.

Finding healing in the worlds natural beauty

Thursday 20 June 2024

New book Heart Stood Still is a record of Miriam Sharlands journey towards finding healing in the worlds natural beauty, a beauty that we must fight to protect in the current climate crisis. It is a combination of essays, reflections on migration and belonging and a lyrical portrait of Manawat贖.

"Keeping the dread at bay": Students combat cost of living crisis with creativity

Monday 27 May 2024

As politicians gear up for the Budget Launch at the end of May, Wellington students will be launching their own socially connected creative works to combat a growing sense of hopelessness among young people.

Brazilian Government honours 蹤獲扦 Professor

Friday 1 March 2024

Professor Leonel Alvarado from the School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication has been made an Officer of the Order of Rio Branco for his services to the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Contact the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Student enquiries: please contact the 蹤獲扦 Contact Centre

Enquiries

Pro Vice-Chancellors Office Karen O'Hagan

Directors Offices

Academic Programmes Fiona Paewai

Teaching and Learning(TBC)

International Manager Kerry Taylor, Ann Wu-Ross

Regional Directors Offices

Auckland (TBC)

Wellington Megan Burnett

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Auckland campus

Location

Physical address
Level 2
Atrium Building
Auckland

Postal address
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
蹤獲扦 University
Private Bag 102 904
North Shore MSC
Auckland

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences Manawat贖 campus

Location

Physical address
Level 3 Sir Geoffrey Peren Building
Manawat贖 campus
Palmerston North

Postal address
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
蹤獲扦 University
Private Bag 11-222
Palmerston North 4442

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences Wellington campus

Location

Physical address
Level C (ground floor)
Block 7
Wellington campus
Tasman Street
Wellington 6021

Postal address
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
蹤獲扦 University
Private Box 756
Wellington

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