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 utilise a significant number of contractors, mostly off campus, who are subject matter experts in their fields who provide academic support and marking services for Open Polytechnic.  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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Learning Delivery

  • Jane Needham

    Manager: Learning Delivery

  • Alice Tate

    Regional Lecturer

  • Alison Stewart

    Programme Leader and Tutor

  • Amanda Cossham

    Principal Lecturer

  • Andrew (Andy) Kenah

    Lecturer

  • Andrew Boyle

    Lecturer

  • Anne Richardson

    Programme Leader and Tutor

  • Avril Maxwell

    Senior Lecturer

  • Beverley Clark

    Regional Lecturer

  • Brian Pascall

    Lecturer

  • Carey Carrington

    Tutor

  • Catherine Nash

    Lecturer

  • Colin Bloomfield

    Lecturer - Law

  • Derek Hartley

    Regional Lecturer - Christchurch

  • Donna Kenny

    Regional Lecturer

  • Dr Belinda Boyd-Wilson

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Eric Boamah

    Lecturer

  • Dr. Iman Khajehzadeh

    Academic Staff Member - Built Environment

  • Dr Jane Clendon

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Lincoln Hely

    Lecturer

  • Dr Natilene Bowker

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Shilpa Jain

    Lecturer

  • Edgar Clark

    Tutor

  • Emma Page

    Student Learning Supporter

  • Erin Hall

    Regional Lecturer

  • Fi McAlevey

    Regional Lecturer

  • Fleur Hohaia-Rollinson

    Regional Lecturer

  • Ian Gilray

    Lecturer

  • Indu Peiris

    Lecturer

  • Jackie Solomon

    Regional Lecturer

  • Jaco Pieterse

    Senior Lecturer – Programme Leader

  • Janak Adhikari

    Programme Leader

  • Jane Hall

    Programme Leader

  • Jan Irvine

    Senior Lecturer

  • Jennifer Malcolm

    Regional Lecturer

  • Jim Ryan

    Lecturer

  • Joanne Alderson

    Regional Lecturer

  • John Veal

    Principal Lecturer

  • Jonine Nager

    Senior Lecturer

  • Judy Hamer

    Senior Lecturer

  • Karen Illston

    Regional Lecturer

  • Karen Kane

    Senior Lecturer

  • Kathryn Hayman

    Lecturer

  • Lalitha Jonnavithula

    Lecturer

  • Lance Apperley

    Tutor

  • Laura Virkkala

    Lecturer - Marketing

  • Lesley Pitt

    Lecturer, Social Work

  • Lisa King

    Lecturer in Social Work

  • Lisa Skogstad

    Lecturer

  • Lynette Brice

    Professional Practice Lead: Student Mentors

  • Margaret Brennan

    Associate Professor of Education / Programme Leader

  • Marica Ševelj

    Lecturer

  • Martin Glaeser

    Tutor

  • Mary-Liz Broadley

    Senior Lecturer

  • Michael Fenton

    Programme Leader

  • Michelle Morum

    Lecturer

  • Michelle Ronduen

    Programme Delivery Manager

  • Morgan Hamlin

    Lecturer

  • Nazir Awan

    Principal Lecturer

  • Neil Ballantyne

    Senior Lecturer

  • Nik Tse

    Tutor

  • Puvana Natanasabapathy

    Lecturer

  • Renu Joshi

    Lecturer

  • Richard Baxter

    Lecturer

  • Rick Fisher

    Senior Lecturer

  • Robin Sigley

    Senior Lecturer

  • Rodrigo de Oliveira Costa

    Academic Staff Member

  • Rosalind Larsen

    Lecturer

  • Russell Wallace

    Tutor

  • Ruth McIntosh

    Lecturer

  • Sarah Welland

    Lecturer

  • Sheridan Ryan

    Student Learning Supporter

  • Sonja Rosewarne

    Senior Lecturer

  • Steve Devlin

    Tutor

  • Tracy Maniapoto

    Academic Staff Member, Learning Delivery

  • Wendy Chrisstoffels

    Lecturer