Our people

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. 

Find out more about our workforce by selecting an area below.

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Learning Delivery

  • Jane Needham

    Manager: Learning Delivery

    Open Polytechnic

  • Alice Tate

    Regional Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Andrew (Andy) Kenah

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Andrew Boyle

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Anne Richardson

    Programme Leader and Tutor

    Open Polytechnic

  • Brian Pascall

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Carey Carrington

    Tutor

    Open Polytechnic

  • Catherine Nash

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Cathy Bourke

    Academic Staff Member

    Open Polytechnic

  • Colin Bloomfield

    Lecturer - Law

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  • Derek Hartley

    Regional Lecturer - Christchurch

    Open Polytechnic

  • Donna Kenny

    Regional Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Dr Amanda Cossham

    Principal Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Dr Belinda Boyd-Wilson

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Dr Beverley Clark

    Regional Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Dr Charlotte Kay

    Academic Staff Member

    Open Polytechnic

  • Dr Eric Boamah

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Dr Fi McAlevey

    Regional Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Dr. Iman Khajehzadeh

    Academic Staff Member - Built Environment

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  • Dr Lincoln Hely

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Dr Louise Lee

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Dr Nadia (Neda) Sal

    Programme Delivery Manager (Information, Library Studies and Communication)

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  • Dr Natilene Bowker

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Dr Shilpa Jain

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Edgar Clark

    Tutor

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  • Emma Page

    Student Learning Supporter

    Open Polytechnic

  • Erin Hall

    Regional Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Fleur Hohaia-Rollinson

    Regional Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Indu Peiris

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Jackie Solomon

    Regional Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Jaco Pieterse

    Senior Lecturer – Programme Leader

    Open Polytechnic

  • Jane Hall

    Academic Staff Member

    Open Polytechnic

  • Jan Irvine

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Jennifer Malcolm

    Regional Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Jeremy Taylor

    Academic Staff Member

    Open Polytechnic

  • Jim Ryan

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Joanne Alderson

    Regional Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Judy Hamer

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Justine McPherson

    Academic Staff Member

    Open Polytechnic

  • Karen Illston

    Regional Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Karen Kane

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Lalitha Jonnavithula

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Lance Apperley

    Tutor

    Open Polytechnic

  • Laura Virkkala

    Lecturer - Marketing

    Open Polytechnic

  • Lesley Pitt

    Lecturer, Social Work

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  • Lisa King

    Lecturer in Social Work

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  • Lisa Skogstad

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Lynette Brice

    Professional Practice Lead: Student Mentors

    Open Polytechnic

  • Martin Glaeser

    Tutor

    Open Polytechnic

  • Mary-Liz Broadley

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Melissa Nielsen

    Programme Delivery Manager

    Open Polytechnic

  • Michael Fenton

    Programme Leader

    Open Polytechnic

  • Michelle Morum

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Michelle Ronduen

    Programme Delivery Manager

    Open Polytechnic

  • Morgan Hamlin

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Neil Ballantyne

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Nik Tse

    Tutor

    Open Polytechnic

  • Pam Bidwell

    Senior Lecturer - Library and Information Studies

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  • Prateek Godara

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Puvana Natanasabapathy

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Rachael Kneepkens

    Academic Staff Member

    Open Polytechnic

  • Renu Joshi

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Richard Baxter

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Rick Fisher

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Robin Sigley

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Rodrigo de Oliveira Costa

    Academic Staff Member

    Open Polytechnic

  • Rosalind Larsen

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Russell Wallace

    Tutor

    Open Polytechnic

  • Ruth McIntosh

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Sarah Welland

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Sheridan Ryan

    Student Learning Supporter

    Open Polytechnic

  • Sonja Rosewarne

    Senior Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Steve Devlin

    Tutor

    Open Polytechnic

  • Tara Hulbert

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic

  • Thomas Vazhathara

    Academic Staff member - Adult Education

    Open Polytechnic

  • Wendy Chrisstoffels

    Lecturer

    Open Polytechnic