Postgraduate coordinators

Each school has postgraduate coordinators who can help you make a decision about doctoral study and recommend potential supervisors.

You should contact the School you wish to work with before submitting your application for doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Explore our A-Z list of Faculties and Schools at Victoria University of Wellington to find our about our schools and the types of research they support.

Who to talk to

If you want to talk to someone about your research, you have two main options:

  • Contact the postgraduate coordinator (PG Coordinator) of the school you'd like to study in for advice—the PG Coordinator will be able to recommend potential supervisors.
  • Contact an academic you think may be willing to supervise your doctoral research (note that your supervisor will be appointed by the School and may not be this person).

Postgraduate coordinators

Accounting and Commercial Law

andrew.smith@vuw.ac.nz

Accounting and Commercial Law

Asian Studies Institute

marco.sonzogni@vuw.ac.nz

Languages and Cultures

Applied Linguistics

corinne.seals@vuw.ac.nz

Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Architecture

michael.donn@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

Art History

raymond.spiteri@vuw.ac.nz

Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

Biology

julie.deslippe@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Biotechnology

david.ackerley@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Building Science

mike.donn@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

Cellular & Molecular Biology

julie.deslippe@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

mattie.timmer@vuw.ac.nz

Chemical and Physical Sciences

Classics

marco.sonzogni@vuw.ac.nz

Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

Clinical Research

elaine.dennison@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Communications

anne.goulding@vuw.ac.nz

Information Management

Computer Science

engineering-for-fgr@ecs.vuw.ac.nz

Engineering and Computer Science

Conservation

nicola.nelson@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Creative Writing

damien.wilkins@vuw.ac.nz

International Institute of Modern Letters

Criminology

elizabeth.stanley@vuw.ac.nz

Social and Cultural Studies

Cultural Anthropology

grant.otsuki@vuw.ac.nz

Social and Cultural Studies

Design

gillian.mccarthy@vuw.ac.nz

Design

Development Studies

john.overton@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Digital Design

gillian.mccarthy@vuw.ac.nz

Design

Earth Sciences

colin.wilson@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Ecology & Biodiversity

ken.ryan@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Ecological Restoration

wayne.linklater@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

e-Commerce

anne.goulding@vuw.ac.nz

Information Management

Economics and Finance

eberhard.feess@vuw.ac.nz

luke.chu@vuw.ac.nz

Economics and Finance

Education

joanna.higgins@vuw.ac.nz (PhD)

carmen.dalli@vuw.ac.nz (EdD)

Education

Electronics

engineering-for-fgr@ecs.vuw.ac.nz

Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering

engineering-for-fgr@ecs.vuw.ac.nz

Engineering and Computer Science

English

sarah.ross@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Environmental Studies

ralph.chapman@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Film

tim.groves@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Geophysics

martha.savage@vuw.ac.nz

huw.horgan@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Government

amanda.wolf@vuw.ac.nz

Government

Health

amy.deboer@vuw.ac.nz

Health

History

adrian.muckle@vuw.ac.nz

History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Human Geography

sara.kindon@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Information Management

chernli.liew@vuw.ac.nz

Information Management

Interior Architecture

mike.donn@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

International Relations

jon.fraenkel@vuw.ac.nz

History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Landscape Architecture

mike.donn@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

Languages and Cultures (Asian Studies, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish)

marco.sonzogni@vuw.ac.nz

Languages and Cultures

Law

matteo.solinas@vuw.ac.nz

Law

Library and Information Studies

chernli.liew@vuw.ac.nz

Information Management

Linguistics

corinne.seals@vuw.ac.nz

Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Management

deborah.jones@vuw.ac.nz

School of Management 

Māori Studies

awanui.tehuia@vuw.ac.nz

Te Kawa a Māui

Marine Biology

james.bell@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Marine Conservation

james.bell@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Marketing and International Business

micael-lee.johnstone@vuw.ac.nz

Marketing and International Business

Mathematics

noam.greenberg@vuw.ac.nz

Mathematics and Statistics

Media Studies

doug.vanbelle@vuw.ac.nz

pgc-media@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Microbiology

joanna.mackichan@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Museum and Heritage Studies

conal.mccarthy@vuw.ac.nz

Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

Music

jim.murphy@vuw.ac.nz (PhD and DMA)

New Zealand School of Music

Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice

kathy.nelson@vuw.ac.nz

Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice

Pacific Studies

marco.sonzogni@vuw.ac.nz

Va'aomanu Pasifika

Petroleum Geoscience

rupert.sutherland@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Philosophy

richard.joyce@vuw.ac.nz

History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Physical Geography

kevin.norton@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Physics

uli.zuelicke@vuw.ac.nz

Chemical and Physical Sciences

Political Science

jon.fraenkel@vuw.ac.nz

History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Psychology

matt.crawford@vuw.ac.nz

Psychology

Public Management/Administration

amanda.wolf@vuw.ac.nz

Government

Public Policy

amanda.wolf@vuw.ac.nz

Government

Religious Studies

sacs@vuw.ac.nz

Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

Science and Society

tim.corballis@vuw.ac.nz

Centre for Science and Society

Social Anthropology

See Cultural Anthropology

Sociology

mike.lloyd@vuw.ac.nz

Social and Cultural Studies

Statistics/Operations Research

nokuthaba.sibanda@vuw.ac.nz

Mathematics and Statistics

Taxation

andrew.smith@vuw.ac.nz

Accounting and Commercial Law

Theatre

james.wenley@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Urban Design

emina.petrovic@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture