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

  • AProf Jason Young

    AProf Jason Young

    Director, NZ Contemporary China Research Centre School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations

    Research areas: China, East Asia, Chinese Investment, New Zealand-China Relations, Rural China, Hukou

  • EProf Nigel Roberts

    EProf Nigel Roberts

    Emeritus Professor School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations

    Research areas: Comparative politics, including American, New Zealand and Scandinavian politics; electoral systems; voting behaviour.

  • Dr Fiona Barker

    Dr Fiona Barker

    Senior Lecturer School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations

    Research areas: Immigration; European Politics; nationalism; ethnic politics; comparative politics; governance of diverse societies

  • Prof Xiaoming Huang

    Prof Xiaoming Huang

    Professor School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations

    Research areas: Asia, East Asia, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, political economy, politics and government, foreign policy, regional economic integration, modern economic growth and development,intenational political economy, NZ-China relations

  • Dr Xavier Marquez

    Dr Xavier Marquez

    Senior Lecturer School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations

    Research areas: History of political thought, political philosophy and political theory, authoritarianism and dictatorship

  • Dr Alexander Bukh

    Dr Alexander Bukh

    Senior Lecturer School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations

    Research areas: Japan's foreign policy and domestic politics, Russia's foreign policy and politics, territorial disputes in Northeast Asia

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.

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