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

  • Dr Sally Hill

    Dr Sally Hill

    Head of School & Associate Professor of Italian School of Languages and Cultures

    Research areas: Twentieth-century Italian literature, cinema and visual culture (especially photography); the history and theory of interactions between the visual arts and literature; Italy-New Zealand connections (especially Italian migrants and migrant writing); representations of disability; the image of Italy in literature and cinema; Italian women writers; translation studies.

  • Dr Claudia Bernardi

    Dr Claudia Bernardi

    Senior Lecturer in Italian School of Languages and Cultures

    Research areas: Italy, Italian literature, Italian culture, Italian language, Italian society, women writers, avant-garde, experimental writing, contemporary fiction

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.