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

  • AProf Peter Gu

    AProf Peter Gu

    Associate Professor School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

    Research areas: Learner autonomy and learning strategies, language testing and assessment, vocabulary acquisition.

  • Dr Angela Joe

    Dr Angela Joe

    Director English Language Institute School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

    Research areas: English for Academic Purposes, English for Professional Purposes, including workplace communication; Refugee-background students' access to tertiary education; Second language vocabulary learning

  • Dr Corinne Seals

    Dr Corinne Seals

    Senior Lecturer School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

    Research areas: Language and identity, forensic linguistics, heritage/community languages, language and sexuality, Ukrainian language and linguistics, language in the diaspora, language policy, linguistic landscape of protest movements

  • Dr Irina Elgort

    Dr Irina Elgort

    Senior Lecturer Centre for Academic Development

    Research areas: L2 vocabulary development, teaching and learning vocabulary, bilingual lexicon, computer-assisted language learning, L2 reading, e-learning, higher education

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.