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.

Explore our A-Z list of Faculties and Schools at Victoria 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

limin.bai@vuw.ac.nz

Languages and Cultures

Applied Linguistics

anna.siyanova@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

morten.gjerde@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

Cellular & Molecular Biology

andrew.munkacsi@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

mattie.timmer@vuw.ac.nz

jim.johnston@vuw.ac.nz

Chemical and Physical Sciences

Classics

babette.puetz@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

diana.siwiak@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

Sarah.monoddeFroideville@vuw.ac.nz

Social and Cultural Studies

Cultural Anthropology

grant.otsuki@vuw.ac.nz

Social and Cultural Studies

Design

catherine.caudwell@vuw.ac.nz

Design

Development Studies

john.overton@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Digital Design

catherine.caudwell@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

paul.calcott@vuw.ac.nz

Economics and Finance

Education

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

Education

Electronics

paul.teal@vuw.ac.nz

Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering

diana.siwiak@vuw.ac.nz

winston.seah@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

thierry.jutel@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Geophysics

martha.savage@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Government

amanda.wolf@vuw.ac.nz

Government

Health

lesley.middleton@vuw.ac.nz

Health

History

jim.mcaloon@vuw.ac.nz

History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Human Geography

philip.morrison@vuw.ac.nz

sara.kindon@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Information Management

chernli.liew@vuw.ac.nz

Information Management

Interior Architecture

morten.gjerde@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

International Relations

jon.fraenkel@vuw.ac.nz

History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Landscape Architecture

morten.gjerde@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

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

yiyan.wang@vuw.ac.nz

Languages and Cultures

Law

tony.angelo@vuw.ac.nz

Law

Library and Information Studies

anne.goulding@vuw.ac.nz

Information Management

Linguistics

anna.siyanova@vuw.ac.nz

Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Management

som-phd@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

matt.visser@vuw.ac.nz

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 & Health

robyn.maude@vuw.ac.nz

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Pacific Studies

melissa.fiu@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

bethanna.jackson@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Physics

petrik.galvosas@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

eva.nisa@vuw.ac.nz

Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

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

david.odonnell@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Urban Design

morten.gjerde@vuw.ac.nz

joanna.merwood-salisbury@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture