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  • Dr Nicola Gilmour

    Dr Nicola Gilmour

    Director of Teaching & Equity School of Languages and Cultures

    Research areas: 19th and 20th century Hispanic literature, Contemporary Spain, Muslim and Jewish communities in Spain, Immigration in Spain Spanish culture

  • AProf Rachel McKee

    AProf Rachel McKee

    Associate Professor School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

    Research areas: Sign language linguistics; Teaching and learning sign language; Interpreting; Deaf community and culture; Deaf education

  • AProf Stephen Epstein

    AProf Stephen Epstein

    Director of Asian Languages & Cultures School of Languages and Cultures

    Research areas: South Korea, North Korea, Korean society, literature and culture, Korean popular culture, K-pop, punk rock, contemporary Asian popular culture, literary translation, the ancient Greek and Roman novel.

  • Dr Charles Rice-Davis

    Dr Charles Rice-Davis

    Lecturer in French School of Languages and Cultures

    Research areas: NZ English / French lexicography; Michele Mailhot's Novels and Published Journals (contemporary Quebec literature); Genette's narratological theory (literary theory); Teaching of French

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.