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Find an expert on our database and meet some of our world-leading researchers.

  • Prof Tony Ward

    Prof Tony Ward

    Professor School of Psychology

    Research areas: My current research projects include: (a) explanation and inquiry in research and practice . This includes the nature of protective and dynamic risk factors and their theoretical grounding in embodied agency; (b) normative issues in forensic and clinical practice including restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence; and (c) change processes in the psychopathology and forensic/correctional domains.

  • AProf Val Hooper

    AProf Val Hooper

    Head of School School of Marketing and International Business

    Research areas: Strategic alignment of information systems with business, Information systems and productivity, The dark side of IT - cybersecurity, online auction behaviour, online gambling, addictiveness of IT, social networking behavioural norms

  • Prof Warwick Murray

    Prof Warwick Murray

    Professor School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

    Research areas: Latin America economics politics culture and history, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, NZ and Chile relations, human geography, globalisation, international development, Third World, rural development, Global fruit trade, Pacific Islands geography and economics, Fiji, Niue, Asia Pacific geography and economics, Nature of geography and its history.

  • Dr Martin Woods

    Dr Martin Woods

    Senior Lecturer Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Faculty of Health

    Research areas: Nursing ethics; nursing research; health care law and ethics; nursing philosophy and theory.Palliative care.

At a glance

World experts

Victoria has a strong record of research excellence in many areas. Many of our researchers are working at the leading edge of knowledge, including our teams working in organic chemistry, computer science, public law, nanotechnology and superconductors, and Antarctica and climate change.

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Top-ranked university

Victoria is consistently ranked within the top 2% of universities internationally and we are New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality.

We are a global-civic university and our researchers lead thinking on the big questions facing society.

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Kate Macgrath

Our researchers are having a positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of people not just in New Zealand but around the world through innovative and ground-breaking research.

Professor Kate McGrath

Former Vice-Provost (Research)

Research strengths

We have research strengths across a range of disciplines. Find out where our research is having an impact and how it compares with other universities around the world.

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Kate McGrath - former Vice-Provost Research

Connect with our research

Victoria has more than 2,000 active researchers across many fields. Hear our former Vice-Provost (Research) talk about how people, businesses and organisations can connect with them.