Centre members include researchers, educators, facilitators and an international advisory board .

Learn more about our team below:

 
 
 

The Research team

Our centre members are primarily based at Massey University and engage in projects and research focused on achieving equity through education.

 
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Allison Kearny (Co-Director)
Associate Professor |PLD facilitator

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Mandia Mentis (Co-Director)
Associate Professor |PLD facilitator

 

Centre members & Professional Development facilitators

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Jo Arnold

Senior Tutor - Centre member and PLD facilitator

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Roseanna Bourke

Professor - Centre member

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Julia Budd

Lecturer - Centre member & PLD facilitator

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Philippa Butler

Research officer - Centre member

 
 
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Senior Lecturer - Centre member

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Vijaya Dharan

Senior Lecturer - Centre member and PLD facilitator

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Wendy Holley-Boen

Senior Lecturer - Centre member and PLD facilitator

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Senior Lecturer Centre member

 
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Jayne Jackson

Lecturer - Centre member

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Senior Lecturer - Centre member

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Nicola McDowell

Senior Tutor - Centre member

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Jude MacArthur

Senior Lecturer - Centre member

 
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Tracy Riley

Associate Professor - Centre member

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Vanessa White

Senior Tutor - Centre member

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Karyn Aspden

Lecturer - Centre member

 

THE ADVISORY BOARD


The Equity Through Education Centre Advisory Board:

  • Advises on the strategic plan of CETE

  • Reviews and provides feedback on the annual report

  • Helps facilitate research and professional services collaborations, nationally and internationally

  • Suggests new areas of Centre activity based on the Board member’s professional and community knowledge

 
 

Professor Mere Berryman
Director of Poutama Pounamu, University of Waikato, Hamilton

Whetu Cormick
National President, New Zealand Principals’ Federation

Sophie Goulter
UNESCO Special Advisor Youth and Chair of the NZ National Commission for UNESCO’s Youth Reference Group

Associate Professor Alison Kearney
Co-Director: CETE, Massey University

Professor Laura Lundy
Professor of Education Law and Children Rights; Director of the
Centre for Children’s Rights, Queens University, Belfast.

Associate Professor Mandia Mentis
Co-Director: CETE, Massey University

 

Professor John O’Neill
Director: Institute of Education, Massey University

Professor Ruksana Osman
Dean University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. UNESCO Research
Chair in Teacher Education for Diversity and Development

Jacqui Southey
Child Rights Education and Youth Participation Manager, UNICEF NZ

Professor Liz Todd
Professor of Educational Inclusion Newcastle University, UK.

Dr Lesieli Tongati’o
Leader PLD Kaihautū Ngaio, Tātai Angitu