- BA(Hons)—Philosophy (2003, University of Otago)
- GradDipCom—Economics (2005, Victoria University of Wellington)
- BSc(Hons)—Psychology (2009, Victoria University of Wellington)
- MSc—Cross-Cultural Psychology (2011, Victoria University of Wellington and University of Hawai’i) (Supervisor: Paul Jose)
Areas of interest
Youth development; Community development; Intercultural adaptation; Social and economic institutions
O’Connor, S. & Jose, P. (2011). Getting involved, doing well, feeling connected: How participation in community activity groups may help build leadership resources and enhance wellbeing in a culturally diverse sample of young New Zealanders. XII Biennial Conference of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, 24–28 July, Singapore.
O’Connor, S., Tilyard, B. & Milfont, T. (2010). Liberation Psychology: From Latin America to Aotearoa / New Zealand. Presented at the XX Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 7–10 July, Melbourne, Australia.
O’Connor, S., Milfont, T., & Ward, C. (2010). Development and testing of critical incidents for a Chinese Intercultural Sensitizer (ICS). Presented at the XX Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 7–10 July, Melbourne, Australia.
O’Connor, S. (2010). Does participation in community activities lead to improved wellbeing for young New Zealanders? Presented at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology Post-Graduate Conference, 1 July, Wellington, New Zealand.
O’Connor, S., Milfont, T., & Ward, C. (forthcoming). Development and testing of critical incidents for a Chinese Intercultural Sensitizer (ICS). Centre for Applied Cross Cultural Research Working Paper. New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington
O'Connor, S., Tilyard, B. A., & Milfont, T. L. (2011). Liberation psychology: From Latin America to Aotearoa / New Zealand. Journal of New Zealand Studies, NS11 (Special Issue), 151-170.
O’Connor, S. & Fischer, R. (in press). Predicting corruption across time: Values, wealth, or institutions? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Howell, B., Meade, R., & O’Connor, S. (2010). Structural separation versus vertical integration: Lessons for telecommunications from electricity reforms. Telecommunications Policy, 34, 392-40.
Meade, R., & O’Connor, S. (2009). Comparison of Long-term Contracts and Vertical Integration in Decentralised Electricity Markets. European University Institute Working Paper, RSCAS2009/16. (currently being adapted for chapter in Glachant & Finon (eds.) Long Term Contracts in Electricity Markets : New Track for Competition Development)
O’Connor, S. & Meade, R. (2008). (Some) vertical integration may not be so bad after all.Competition and Regulation Times, 28, 4-5.
O’Connor, S. (2008). Designing effective regulation for the Pacific context. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 23(3), 101-111.
Ehrhardt, D., Groom, E., Halpern, J. & O’Connor, S. (2007). Economic regulation of urban water and sanitation services: some practical lessons. Water Sector Board Discussion Paper Series, 9.
Grewal,S., Venkataraman, S., Bayking, J., Guzman, A. & O’Connor, S. (2006). Output-based aid in the Philippines: Improving electricity supply on remote islands. OBA Approaches Note, 10.
Boyle, G., Hagan, A., O’Connor, S. & Whitwell, N. (2004). Emotion, fear and superstition in the New Zealand stock market. New Zealand Economic Papers, 38 (1), 65-85.
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