Open Polytechnic employs a wide range of learning and teaching experts who provide academic and learning support to our distance learners.
We also use contractors, mostly off campus, who are subject matter experts in their fields who provide academic support and marking services.
As a specialist provider of open flexible distance learning, we also employ highly skilled courseware design and development, and education technology professionals, administration and customer support staff, as well as library and learning centre staff who are all focused on helping Open Polytechnic learners achieve their educational goals.
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- Executive Team
- Animal Care
- Built Environment
Academic Staff Member - Communication
Role at Open Polytechnic
I am an Academic Staff Member in Communication.
Experience and Education
I have an Honours, Masters and PhD in sociology from Victoria University of Wellington, and a BA in sociology from Massey University.
I was previously a tutor of sociology and public/social policy courses at Victoria University.
My research examines how citizens make complex environmental, social, and technological problems visible as public issues. My research interests include public participation in planning processes for urban transport infrastructure and housing development projects, and sociological studies of science, technology, and democracy.
- Early Childhood Education
- Financial Services
- Foundation and Bridging
- Funeral Directing
- Information and Communications Technology
- Information and Library Studies
- Interior Design
- Management and Economics
- Real Estate
- Social Health and Wellbeing
- Social Work
- Te Reo Māori
- Library & Learning Centre - Te Whare Pukapuka Wāhanga Whakapakari Ako
- Student Journey Centre