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

  • Prof Warwick Murray

    Prof Warwick Murray

    Professor School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

    Research areas: Latin America economics politics culture and history, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, NZ and Chile relations, human geography, globalisation, international development, Third World, rural development, Global fruit trade, Pacific Islands geography and economics, Fiji, Niue, Asia Pacific geography and economics, Nature of geography and its history.

  • Peter Adds

    Peter Adds

    Ahonuku/Associate Professor Te Kawa a Māui

    Research areas: Maori heritage, Maori history, Maori culture, Maori archaeology, Treaty of Waitangi, Treaty settlements

  • Prof Edwin Mares

    Prof Edwin Mares

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

    Research areas: Logic, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, History of Philosophy

  • Prof Kevin Dew

    Prof Kevin Dew

    Professor School of Social and Cultural Studies

    Research areas: Sociology of Health and Illness Health professional/patient interaction Public health; Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • 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

  • Dr Lynzi Armstrong

    Dr Lynzi Armstrong

    Lecturer School of Social and Cultural Studies

    Research areas: Sex worker rights and safety, sex work law, street-based sex work, migration and anti-trafficking policy, stigma, sport, gender and crime, sexual violence.

  • Dr Tim Groves

    Dr Tim Groves

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

    Research areas: Post-classical Hollywood cinema; serial killer and horror films; critical psychology and psychoanalysis; hypnosis, melancholia, mood, and telepathy

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.