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 Centre, please get in touch.

More information on undertaking a PhD at Te Herenga Waka—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

To find our more about PhD research primarily supervised by Centre for Science in Society staff, see our students' thesis details and profiles below.

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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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Annette Bainbridge

The role of Pākehā colonial women in New Zealand's environmental history; a regional study

Supervisor: James Beattie

Secondary supervisor: Jim McAloon


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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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Zoë Heine

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

Supervisor: Rebecca Priestley


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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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Daniel Chia Matallana

Science fiction, artificial intelligence and the law

Supervisor: Tim Corballis

Secondary supervisor: Grant Morris


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Andreja Phillips

Science and community in the web of Marlborough's podocarp forests

Supervisor: Courtney Addison

Secondary supervisor: Amanda Thomas


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Jingwei Qiu

Sociotechnical imaginaries of human futures in space

Supervisor: Tim Corballis

Secondary supervisor: Xavier Marquez


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Jessica Rohde

Supervisor: Rhian Salmon

Secondary supervisor: Alex Beattie