PhD candidates

The Centre for Science in Society is open to PhD candidates from a range of disciplines who are interested in projects of relevance to science in society.

If you are a qualified graduate, and are interested in doing a PhD with our group, please get in touch.

More information on undertaking a PhD at Victoria University of Wellington (including enrolments and available funding) can be found through the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research.

Find out more

To find out more, or if you're interested in doing a PhD with Science in Society, contact:

Senior Lecturer
Centre for Science in Society

Our PhD students

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Jo Bailey

Engagement by Design, Engagement Through Design; Design approaches to foster reflexive science communication

Supervisor: Rhian Salmon

Secondary supervisor: Rebecca Priestley

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Kate Hannah

Hidden networks: feminist historiographies of the history of science in Aotearoa New Zealand

Supervisor: Rebecca Priestley

Secondary supervisor: Kate Hunter

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Kassy Hayden

Reimagining strategic communications practice for a better world

Supervisor: Rhian Salmon

Secondary supervisor: Rebecca Priestley

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Zoë Heine

How can narrative be used to develop effective public engagement with sea-level rise?

Supervisor: Rebecca Priestley

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Laura Kranz

The role of emotion in science communication

Supervisor: Gina Grimshaw

Secondary supervisor: Rhian Salmon

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Hana Maihi

He Mata Huna o te Kahu o te Ao, The hidden face of the woven Universe

Supervisor: Pauline Harris

Secondary supervisor: Rebecca Priestley

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Jingwei Qiu

Sociotechnical imaginaries of human futures in space

Supervisor: Tim Corballis

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Anton Sveding

The making of a ‘forest conscious’ public in New Zealand, 1920-1934

Supervisor: Jim McAloon

Secondary supervisor: James Beattie