Our staff

Our 120 full-time academic staff are highly qualified and bring a wide range of industry experience to their roles. Over 320 adjunct Faculty (mostly off-campus) with relevant expertise also contribute to the development and delivery of our programmes.

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School of Health & Social Sciences – Te Kura Hauora, Pūtaiao Pāpori

  • Dr Raymond Young

    Head of School

    Role at Open Polytechnic

    I am the Head of School of Social Sciences.

    I am committed to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship – the success of every student is our focus and highest priority.

    Qualifications offered by the School span a range of disciplines, including communication, humanities, information and library studies, psychology, social work and social sciences.

  • Alison Fields

    Senior Lecturer

  • Alison Stewart

    Programme Leader and Tutor

  • Amanda Cossham

    Principal Lecturer

  • Anne Richardson

    Programme Leader and Tutor

  • Belinda Lawrence

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Belinda Boyd-Wilson

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Eric Boamah

    Lecturer

  • Dr Jane Clendon

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Lincoln Hely

    Lecturer

  • Dr Natilene Bowker

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Zlatko Kovacic

    Associate Professor

  • Gary Mersham

    Associate Professor

  • Gradon Diprose

    Senior Lecturer

  • Heather Dill

    Senior Lecturer

  • Jan Irvine

    Senior Lecturer

  • Jude Douglas

    Lecturer

  • Ken Marshall

    Lecturer

  • Kennedy McLachlan

  • Lisa King

    Lecturer in Social Work

  • Lorraine Douglas

    Student Advisor

  • Luke Strongman

    Senior Lecturer

  • Marina Fontein

    Lecturer

  • Marion Tepania

    Student Advisor

  • Michelle Morum

    Lecturer

  • Morgan Hamlin

    Lecturer

  • Nancy Weaver

    Principal Lecturer

  • Neil Ballantyne

    Senior Lecturer

  • Samantha Lentle-Keenan

    Senior Lecturer

  • Sarah Roberts

    Lecturer

  • Sarah Welland

    Lecturer

  • Wendy Chrisstoffels

    Lecturer