Postgraduate coordinators

Postgraduate coordinators are based in the University's schools and centres, and can help you explore options for projects and supervisors.

You'll be based in one (or more) of the University's schools, centres, or institutes during your doctoral studies. The postgraduate coordinator in each school supports students who are doing postgraduate study, such as for Master's by thesis and  doctoral degrees.

Before you submit your application, you can contact postgraduate coordinators for advice and suggestions about researchers to talk to about supervising your project.

Advice about finding a supervisor

Finding a coordinator

On this page we have listed the postgraduate coordinators by the doctoral programme area that they are responsible for. Alternatively, you can explore the University's research areas on the Research hub site.

Go to the Research hub.

Accounting and Commercial Law

andrew.smith@vuw.ac.nz

Accounting and Commercial Law

Asian Studies Institute

limin.bai@vuw.ac.nz

Languages and Cultures

Applied Linguistics

anna.siyanova@vuw.ac.nz

Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Architecture

michael.donn@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

Art History

peter.brunt@vuw.ac.nz

Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

Biology

julie.deslippe@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Biotechnology

david.ackerley@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Building Science

mike.donn@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

Cellular & Molecular Biology

peter.pfeffer@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

patricia.hunt@vuw.ac.nz

Chemical and Physical Sciences

Classics

marco.sonzogni@vuw.ac.nz

Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

Clinical Research

elaine.dennison@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Communications

anne.goulding@vuw.ac.nz

Information Management

Computer Science

pg-admin@ecs.vuw.ac.nz

Engineering and Computer Science

Conservation

james.bell@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Creative Writing

damien.wilkins@vuw.ac.nz

International Institute of Modern Letters

Criminology

elizabeth.stanley@vuw.ac.nz

Social and Cultural Studies

Cultural Anthropology

grant.otsuki@vuw.ac.nz

Social and Cultural Studies

Design

gillian.mccarthy@vuw.ac.nz

Design

Development Studies

john.overton@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Digital Design

gillian.mccarthy@vuw.ac.nz

Design

Earth Sciences

colin.wilson@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Ecology & Biodiversity

phil.lester@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Ecological Restoration

julie.deslippe@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

e-Commerce

anne.goulding@vuw.ac.nz

Information Management

Economics and Finance

vladimir.petkov@vuw.ac.nz

Economics and Finance

Education

joanna.higgins@vuw.ac.nz (PhD)

carmen.dalli@vuw.ac.nz (Doctor of Education)

Education

Electronics

pg-admin@ecs.vuw.ac.nz

Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering

pg-admin@ecs.vuw.ac.nz

Engineering and Computer Science

English

sarah.ross@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Environmental Studies

ralph.chapman@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Ferrier Research Institute

alison.daines@vuw.ac.nz

Ferrier Research Institute

Film

sarah.ross@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Geophysics

martha.savage@vuw.ac.nz

huw.horgan@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Government

michael.macaulay@vuw.ac.nz

Government

Health

clive.aspin@vuw.ac.nz

soh@vuw.ac.nz

Health

History

giacomo.lichtner@vuw.ac.nz

History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Human Geography

sara.kindon@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Information Management

chernli.liew@vuw.ac.nz

Information Management

Interior Architecture

mike.donn@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

International Relations

kate.schick@vuw.ac.nz

History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Landscape Architecture

mike.donn@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture

Languages and Cultures (Asian Studies, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish)

limin.bai@vuw.ac.nz

Languages and Cultures

Law

matteo.solinas@vuw.ac.nz

Law

Library and Information Studies

chernli.liew@vuw.ac.nz

Information Management

Linguistics

anna.siyanova@vuw.ac.nz

Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Management

vipul.jain@vuw.ac.nz

School of Management

Māori Studies

vini.olsen-reeder@vuw.ac.nz

Te Kawa a Māui

Marine Biology

james.bell@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Marine Conservation

james.bell@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Marketing and International Business

nick.ashill@vuw.ac.nz

Marketing and International Business

Mathematics

noam.greenberg@vuw.ac.nz

Mathematics and Statistics

Media Studies

sarah.ross@vuw.ac.nz

pgc-media@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Microbiology

joanna.mackichan@vuw.ac.nz

Biological Sciences

Museum and Heritage Studies

conal.mccarthy@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History

Music

jim.murphy@vuw.ac.nz (PhD and Doctor of Musical Arts)

New Zealand School of Music

Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice

julia.atkinson@vuw.ac.nz

Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice

Pacific Studies

marco.sonzogni@vuw.ac.nz

Va'aomanu Pasifika

Petroleum Geoscience

rupert.sutherland@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Philosophy

cei.maslen@vuw.ac.nz

History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Physical Geography

kevin.norton@vuw.ac.nz

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Physics

uli.zuelicke@vuw.ac.nz

Chemical and Physical Sciences

Political Science

kate.schick@vuw.ac.nz

History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Psychology

matt.crawford@vuw.ac.nz

Psychology

Public Management/Administration

michael.macaulay@vuw.ac.nz

Government

Public Policy

michael.macaulay@vuw.ac.nz

Government

Religious Studies

sacs@vuw.ac.nz

Social and Cultural Studies

Science and Society

tim.corballis@vuw.ac.nz

Centre for Science and Society

Social Anthropology

See Cultural Anthropology

Sociology

mike.lloyd@vuw.ac.nz

Social and Cultural Studies

Statistics/Operations Research

nokuthaba.sibanda@vuw.ac.nz

Mathematics and Statistics

Taxation

andrew.smith@vuw.ac.nz

Accounting and Commercial Law

Theatre

sarah.ross@vuw.ac.nz

English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Urban Design

emina.petrovic@vuw.ac.nz

Architecture