Hokianga-Nui-A-Kupe, Photo © T.B. Dawson
MARILYN J WARING BA (Hons) VUW, DPhil (Waikato), Personal Chair Public Policy AUT

AUT Graduates

Jason Smith PhD

“The Creative Country: Policy, Practice and Place in New Zealand’s Creative Economy 1999 – 2008”

Greg Coyle PhD

“How does the operation of PHARMAC’s ‘Community Exceptional Circumstances’ policy align with the distributive justice principles of fairness and equity as described by John Rawls and Amartya Sen?”

Bethli Wainwright PhD

“The Lived Experience of Liver Transplant Recipients in New Zealand”

Karen Webster PhD

“Whakapiri tātou, hei manaaki tāngata, hei manaaki whenua
Effective governance for urban sustainability”

Chantana Wech O Satsakda PhD

“ICT in community-based lifelong learning center: model for Northeast Thailand”

Winifred Murray PhD

“Restorative Justice Facilitation: An appreciative inquiry into effective practice for Aotearoa/New Zealand facilitators”

Chiou, Beibei. PhD

“International education, student migration and government policy: a comparative study of Australia and New Zealand”

Jenny Tucker PhD

Building capacity for Gambian researchers”

Mohd Hashim,Hishamuddin PhD

“International Negotiation Styles: a Perspective of Malaysian Diplomats:”

McIntyre, Nancy Chee Fun PhD

“Acculturation experiences and workplace cultural diversity dynamics: a comparative study of Chinese, Indian and Eastern European migrants in New Zealand”

Bradford, Sue PhD

“A Major Left Wing Think Tank in Aotearoa: an impossible dream or a call to action?”

Margy-Jean Malcolm PhD

“Civil Society Leadership as Learning”

Tester, Louise PhD

“Women councillors' stories of effectiveness in New Zealand local government: a feminist hermeneutic inquiry”

Elley, Jeanette PhD

“Measuring media coverage of electricity public policy in New Zealand for the period 2006-2007: a new approach”

Thienmongkol, Ratanachote PhD

“Designing way-finding in the Thai context”

Jonah Tisam PhD

“Embracing Managerialism in a small island developing state: A study of systems of governance and the outcomes of new Public Management in the Cook Islands from 2006 – 2012”

Carol Peters PhD

“Our Community voices: The Birth of Community television in Whangarei”

David Wilson PhD

The Metropolitan Auckland Project: Implications for regional economic development, governance policy and practice.



Ruth Choudharey MPhil

“Cultural Wellbeing and the Local Government Act 2002: A Hamilton Case Study”

Lise Milne MPhil

“The Significance of Aesthetic and Heritage Values in a Public Policy Environment: Victoria Theatre Case Study”

George Gair MPhil

“Managing Change as a Minister of the Crown”

Repeta Puna MPhil

“Ko Maouna te toa
The effects of the Cool Islands Public Sector Reform on the delivery of education”

Paula Gillon MPhil

“A Human Rights-Based Approach to the Discourses Governing Active Recreation in New Zealand.”

Mireille Johnson MPhil

“Am I Who I Say I Am? A Systems Analysis into Identity Fraud in New Zealand”

Filipo McGrath MPhil

“Their worldview and ours: an exploratory study into Pacific Peoples as seen in New Zealand Government policies, 1998 - 2013.”

Saleem Sheik MPhil.

“Governance and Management in International Aid Projects”.

Alex Poor MPHIL

"What are the obstacles to Health Information Systems Interoperability in the Auckland Region Primary Health Care Sector?"

Bruce Dyer MPHIL

"What are the merits and scope for Implementing Self-reliant Policies in the Nelson Regional Economy?"


Under Examination

Karanina Sumeo

Use of land under traditional tenure and women’s empowerment in urban communities of Samoa and Tonga


Theses from University of Waikato

Deidre Shaw: MA Thesis

‘The Work of Farming Women’
Call Number HD6073.A292N45.1992

Kevin Churchhill: MA Thesis

‘Democracy and the Media’
Call Number P95.82.N45C48.1992


Theses from Massey University

Choopug Suttisa: PhD

“Civil Society in the Chi River, North East Thailand.”
Call Number 307.7209593 Cho

Grant Gillon: ” PhD

"Formation, Durability and Susceptibility: Coalition Traits that Affected New Zealand's MMP Governments of 1996-2002
Call Number 320.993 Gil

Craig Goodwillie: PhD

“Bewhoherenow: Philosophy of Existing Sense”

Carmel Cervin: PhD

“Action Research, Power and Responsibility: The Predicament and Potential of New Zealand Community Groups”

Shirley Julich: PhD

“Breaking the Silence: Restorative Justice and Child Sexual Abuse”

Claire Slatter: PhD

“The Politics of Economic Restructuring in the Pacific with a Case Study of Fiji”

Robin DeBruin Judge: MA

The Entrepreneurial Capital of SMEs and Business Compliance in New Zealand: A Study of the Relationship”

Ruth Gerzon: MA Thesis

“Changing the paradigm: reflections on experiences in workshops to reduce stigma and discrimination in mental health services”
Call Number 362.20993 Ger

Marnie Hunter: MA Thesis

“A Job Full of Conflicts: The Experience of Women Child Protection Social Workers in New Zealand”
Call Number 361.320820993 Hun


Current Students

Jenni Mace

Instilling hope and setting goals for a better future: making the transition to sustaining a permanent home possible for families in temporary accommodation

Quentin Allen

Coming out Later in Life: A narrative inquiry into delayed acquisition of homosexual identity in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Elisa Lavelle

How could the needs of partners of people with life-changing acquired brain injury be better met?

Lucia Davis

How mothers in interethnic relationships construct their parenting role

Sally Rae

Factors influencing women’s career choice and aspirations in Sport Management

Barry Lee

The Auckland protest movement in the 1960s and 1970s: an investigation of the motivations and consequences for the young people involved

Leila Tayebi

Can the Human Rights of Civilian Population be safeguarded in an Environment of Economic Sanctions?

Undariya Tumursukh

Mongolia’s “Matriarchal” Civil Society: Evidence of Empowerment or Exploitation.

Shona McLeod

Appreciating what’s working well in Partner & Child Abuse and Neglect Screening Intervention.

Nilam Baniya Badu

Exploring the lived experience of opportunities and challenges faced by entrepreneurial women of rural Nepal.

Maria Margarita Roma Lavides

How the biracial children in Angeles City, Philippines might be helped by the Angeles City Local Government so that these children might fully exercise their rights as guarantee in the UN Convention on the rights of the child.

Vivien Wei Verheijen

What are the lived experience of first Generation migrant women’s entrepreneurship in New Zealand?

Tony P Fakahau

Impact evaluation of tax reform on the Tongan population.

Patsi Davies

Sites of Exception: Smoking and Mental Health Facilities in New Zealand

Filipo McGrath

Tongan and Samoan Gay Men’s lived experiences of New Zealand’s marriage equality legislation change.

Lyndsay Neil

In what ways do Kiwi identity and Kiwiana hold relevance for non Pakeha migrant communities?


NZ failure to ratify ILO domestic workers convention shameful