Auckland University of Technology has announced the promotion to Professor of seven senior academics, who are internationally recognised leaders in their respective fields of specialisation. A further 16 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
High quality research is just one of three criteria that AUT considered in this year’s professorial appointment promotion round. Evidence of a sustained and outstanding contribution in teaching, assessment and curriculum design, and service to both the University and the community were also required.
“Responding to our place in the world, creating exceptional learning experiences and discovering and applying knowledge are some of the commitments that AUT has made in support of our vision to produce great graduates. This year’s appointees have each made an outstanding contribution in these areas and are a welcome addition to the University’s senior academic ranks,” said Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack.
New AUT Professors
Professor Matthew Ryan (School of Economics) specialises in the field of Microeconomic Theory
Professor Frances Joseph (CoLab) specialises in the field of Design, including innovation through design and new technologies
Professor Andrew Kilding (School of Sport and Recreation) specialises in Sport and Exercise Physiology.
Professor Hinematau McNeill (Te Ara Poutama) specialises in the field of Māori Development.
Professor Lesley Ferkins (School of Sport and Recreation) specialises in the field of Sport Management.
Professor Stephen Neville (School of Clinical Sciences) specialises in Gerontology, sexual minority groups and health workforce issues.
Professor Valerie Wright-St Clair (School of Clinical Sciences), specialises in Social Gerontology from an occupational science perspective.
New AUT Associate Professors
Associate Professor Heike Schänzel, Tourism and Leisure Studies (School of Hospitality and Tourism)
Associate Professor Jane Verbitsky, Antarctic Governance and Policy (School of Social Sciences)
Associate Professor Anil Narayan, Accounting (AUT Business School)
Associate Professor Harminder Singh, Business Information Systems (AUT Business School)
Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood, Industrial and Employment Relations (AUT Business School)
Associate Professor Khylee Quince, Māori and the Law (AUT Law School)
Associate Professor Andrew Denton, Cinematic Art Practices (School of Art and Design)
Associate Professor Janine Randerson, Visual Arts (School of Art and Design)
Associate Professor Albert Refiti, Spatial Art and Design (School of Art and Design)
Associate Professor Petra Theunissen, Public Relations (School of Communication Studies)
Associate Professor Willem van Straten, Astrophysics (School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences)
Associate Professor Jian Yu, Computing (School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences)
Associate Professor Matthew Carroll, Podiatry (School of Clinical Sciences)
Associate Professor Nigel Harris, Exercise Science (School of Sport and Recreation)
Associate Professor Jason Landon, Psychology (School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies)
Associate Professor Christopher Whatman, Sports Injury Prevention (School of Sport and Recreation)