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  • Jo Smith

    Jo Smith

    Associate Professor School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

    Research areas: Māori Television; Postcolonial Media Cultures; Indigenous Film and Media; Race and Ethnicity; Media, Subjectivities and Identities.

  • Dr Michael Daubs

    Dr Michael Daubs

    Senior Lecturer School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

    Research areas: Digital media and culture; media convergence and remediation; mobile and ubiquitous media; social and interactive media; user-generated media; visual culture and media aesthetics; political economy of media

  • Dr Peter Thompson

    Dr Peter Thompson

    Senior Lecturer School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

    Research areas: Political Economy & Cultural Economy of Media; Broadcasting Policy, Public Funding Mechanisms, Public Service, TVNZ Charter; Media/Communication/Information in Financial Markets; Media Society and Globalisation.

  • Trisha Dunleavy

    Trisha Dunleavy

    Associate Professor School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

    Research areas: Television Institutions and Production Industries Television Drama New Zealand Television Television and New Media New Zealand Cinema and its Industry

  • Dr Joost de Bruin

    Dr Joost de Bruin

    Senior Lecturer School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

    Research areas: Television format adaptation,young people & media, migrant cultures & media, minority language media, global media audiences, media and notions of place.

  • Dr Anita Brady

    Dr Anita Brady

    Senior Lecturer, Media Studies School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

    Research areas: Gender, sexuality, and media cultures and texts; Queer theories and representations of ‘queer”; Celebrity Studies; Gender, sexuality and New Zealand media

  • Dr Geoff Stahl

    Dr Geoff Stahl

    Programme Director Media Studies School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

    Research areas: Subcultures, scenes, art worlds, bohemias, popular music, cities, cultural spaces, semiotics, advertising, cultural economies, cultural geography, popular culture, creative/cultural labour, food.

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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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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.

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