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Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers PhD

Senior Lecturer

School of People, Environment and Planning

I come from a background in nursing (psychiatric/mental health) where I have held a number of clinical, leadership and teaching roles, both within the clinical setting and academia. I sit on the national board of the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation. I completed a PhD in Development Studies in May 2007 looking at the experiences of female-headed households in Samoa. The research highlighted the significance of culture when attempting to frame the development experiences of female-headed households in any part of the world, and the overall importance of contesting development categories.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • I teach at the under-graduate and post-graduate level. At the postgraduate level I coordinate and teach the Institute of Development Studies research methodology course: 131.707 and the practicum course: 131.708. I also teach into the Gender and Development course: 131.703 and Development Management: 131.702. At the undergraduate level I coordinate and teach into the first year course: Rich World; Poor World and in the second year course: Global Development Issues where I teach about NGOs and Sport as a Vehicle for Development

  • As a post-graduate programme, we foster a cohesive and supportive post-graduate culture. See our Development Studies @ Massey Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/DevelopmentStudiesMassey/

  • In terms supervision, I have supervised 38 Masters students to completion and I have 4 current Masters students. I have supervised 6 PhD students to completion and I have 5 PhDs in progress

  • I am also Chair of Massey University Human Ethics Southern B Committee

  • I am Convenor for the Massey University PhD Oral Exam

  • I am an active researcher with a focus on the Pacific Region. I have secured $172,126.00 in outside contestable funding. This research has lead to, for example, the development of a pilot project. See Pacific Island Players' Association and Fijian rugby team up for $650,000 fund - http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/79061435/pacific-island-players-association-and-fijian-rugby-team-up-for-650000-fund; also see Rugby: Fiji funding will change game - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11627749

  • I am a Board Member of the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation

  • I am mother to 5 wonderful children ages 18-13 years

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 3569099 xt 83657
    Location: 5.13, Social Science Tower
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy Development Studies - Massey University (2007)
  • Post-grad Diploma: Development Studies - Massey University (2000)
  • Post-grad Diploma: Nursing - Massey University (2002)
  • Bachelor of Nursing - Massey University (1998)
  • Registered Nursing Comprehensive - Manawatu Polytechnic (1990)
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision - Wellington Institute of Technology (2002)
  • Certificate in Preceptorship - Whiteria Polytechnic (1998)
  • Certificate in Work-base Assessment - UCOL (2004)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Sport for Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Qualitative research methodologies – feminism, and indigenous
  • Epistemologies in the Pacific
  • Female-headed households
  • Pacific Region

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Demography (160300): Economic Development Policy (160505): Family and Household Studies (160301): Gender Specific Studies (169901): Human Geography (160400): Migration (160303): Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Policy and Administration (160500): Social Policy (160512): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies (169905)

Keywords

  • Sport as a vehicle for economic and social development, sport labour migration, professional and semi-professional atheletes and remittances
  • Gender and Development
  • Gender Impact Assessment/Analysis
  • PRA techniques
  • Qualitative research methodologies – feminism and indigenous
  • Epistemologies in the Pacific
  • Female-headed households
  • Pacific Region

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 7

Research Outputs

Journal

Stewart-Withers, RR., Sewabu, K., & Richardson, S. (2017). Rugby union driven migration as a means for sustainable livelihoods creation: A case study of iTaukei, indigenous Fijian. Journal of Sport for Development. 5(9), 1-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., Sewabu, K., & Richardson, S. (2017). Talanoa: A contemporary qualitative methodology for sport management. Sport Management Review. 20(1), 55-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Farrelly, T., Stewart-Withers, RR., McLennan, S., & Gibson, L. (2017). Collective memory-work as method and resistance. SITES: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 13(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Farrelly, T., McLennan, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2016). Edge walking ethics. NZ Sociology: Special Issue - Ethics in Practice. 31(4), 28-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2016). Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice. Sport Management Review. , 81-82
[Book Review]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2016). Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations.. Sport Management Review.
[Book Review]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., & Everill, A. (2015). Transforming hegemonic masculinities: Rugby league as a vehicle for addressing gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea. International Journal of Sport and Society. 4(4), 57-69 Retrieved from http://commongroundpublishing.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Farrelly, T., Stewart-Withers, RR., & Dombroski, K. (2014). ‘Being there’: Mothering and absence/presence in the field. Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 11(2), 25-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Farrelly, T., Stewart-Withers, R.Edited by: Farrelly, T.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2011). Guest editor: Pacific knowledges. Women's Studies Journal. 22(2), 2-4
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2011). Re-positioning the experiences and situation of single mothers: Accounts from Samoa. Women’s Studies Journal. 25(1), 47-62 Retrieved from http://www.wsanz.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2011). Contesting a Third World development category: Female-headed households in Samoa. Women's Studies International Forum. 34(3), 171-184
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2010). AIDS and governance. PROGRESS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES. 10(4), 380-+
[Book Review]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2008). Lessons to be learnt from the SARS epidemic. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 49(3), 392-395
[Book Review]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., & O'Brien, AP. (2006). Suicide prevention and social capital: A Samoan perspective. Health Sociology Review. 15(2), 209-220
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Kurth, C., Brown, J., Pugmire, N., Carroll, T., Stewart-Withers, R., Simons, M., . . . MacIntyre, R. (2003). Making the case for mental health nursing standards.. Nursing New Zealand (Wellington, N.Z. : 1995). 9(6), 22
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Book

Stewart-Withers, RR., & Everill, A. (2017). Transforming hegemonic masculinities in Papua New Guinea: Exploring the potential of rugby league in the prevention of gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS.. In C. Fogel (Ed.) Critical Perspectives on Gender and Sport.. Illinois: Commonground Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., Banks, GA., McGregor, A., & Meo-Sewabu, L. (2014). Qualitative Research. In R. Scheyvens (Ed.) Development Fieldwork. (pp. 59 - 80). : SAGE Publications Limited
[Chapter]Authored by: Banks, G., Meo-Sewabu, L., Stewart-Withers, R.Edited by: Scheyvens, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Banks, G., McGregor, A., & Meo-Sewabu, L. (2014). Qualitative research. In R. Scheyvens (Ed.) Development Fieldwork: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition. Sage Publications, pp. 59-80.. (pp. 59 - 80). London: Sage
[Chapter]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Thesis

Stewart-Withers, RR. (2007). Contesting a development category female-headed households in Samoa. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Report

Stewart-Withers, RR.(2013). Sport as a Vehicle for Development: Rugby League in Papua New Guinea and Fiji.. Wellington
[Technical Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014). Increasing the Value of Sports-generated Remittances into the Pacific: Research Report 2: Fieldwork.. ( Report No. 2). MFAT.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014). Increasing the Value of Sports-generated Remittances into the Pacific: Research Report 1: Literature Review. ( Report No. 1). MFAT.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014). Maximising Rugby-generated Remittances to Promote Economic and Human Development. ( Report No. 3).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2012). Review of the Vodafone Warriors League in Libraries Programme..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2011). Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility and Sport Related Community Development Programmes: Case Study of the NRL Vodafone Warriors One Community Programme.. ( Report No. 1). NRL.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Dogimab, M. (2011). Sport as a Vehicle for Development: Rugby League in Papua New Guinea and Fiji. (Report peer reviewed) Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Overseas Aid Division.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers Rochelle, ., Scheyvens, R., & Fairbairn-Dunlop, TP. (2010). Being a single mum: Pacific Island mothers' positive experiences of parenting. ( Report No. 34/10). (Report peer reviewed) New Zealand Families Commission.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.(2008). Pacific Islanders and Community Services: Social Impact Assessment.. (Report No. 1). Brisbane, Queensland: (Report peer reviewed) MultiLink
[Technical Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Conference

McLennan, SJ., & Stewart-Withers, . (2017, July). First do no harm: What fieldwork ethics can contribute to voluntourism practice. Presented at Connecting the Dots: International Conference on Tourism, Ethics and Global Citizenship. Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLennan, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Adhikari, SKA., Sims, REH., Haslett, S., Murray, PE., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2015, November). Domestic biogas production and use in Nepal - A simple, reliable and cost effective solution to provide energy security to the rural households and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Presented at Bioenergy Australia 2015 Annual Conference. Launceston, Tasmania.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2016). Rugby union driven migration as a means for sustainable livelihoods creation: A case study of iTaukei, indigenous Fijian.. , 7th International Conference on Sport and Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2016). Negotiated Ethics: Using Social and Visual Technology in Newly Post-conflict and/or Fragile State Fieldwork.. , Australian Ethics Network Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.Sports and Development in the Pacific Panel Speaker for MFAT. . Auckland, NZ
[Conference Other]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.Contributed to by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Adhikari, SK., Sims, R., Hasslett, S., Murray, P., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2016). Improving biogas production efficiency through co-digestion of cattle dung with crop residues: A case study in Nepal. 9th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST), 2015. (pp. 803 - 810). : International Conference on Sensing Technology
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Adhikari, SK., Sims, R., Haslett, S., Murray, P., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2016). Domestic Biogas Production and Use in Nepal.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Energy Systems Conference, QEII Centre, Westminster, London, UK.. London UK
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Sewabu, K., Stewart-Withers, RR., & Richardson, S.(2014, November 18). Financial Literacy and Pacific Professional Players: Valuing and Making the Most of Sport Generated Remittances to the Pacific.. , Paper presented at the Massey University 7th Annual Pasifika Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K.Sport Generated Remittances into the Pacific: Understanding the Complexities.. . Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., & Everill, A. (2013, June). ‘Countering Hegemonic Masculinities: Rugby League as a Vehicle for Gender-based Violence and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Papua New Guinea’.. Presented at 4th International Conference on Sport and Society. Chicago, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Sewabu, K., Stewart-Withers, RR., & Richardson, S. (2013, November). ‘Exploring the Potential of Rugby as a Sustainable Livelihoods Choice for iTaukei, Indigenous Fijian’. Presented at Massey University Pasifika Conference. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Richardson, S., & Stewart-Withers, RR. (2013). ‘Unpacking the ‘Rugby Dream’: Rugby Union as a Sustainable Livelihoods Option for iTaukei, Indigenous Fijian’.. , Sport Management Australian and New Zealand Association Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Adhikari, SK., Sims, R., Murray, P., & Stewart-Withers, RR. (2013). Domestic Biogas Production and Use in Nepal.. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Climate Change Conference. Palmerston North
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2012). Negotiating Mothering from a Distance: The Dynamics of (un)accompanied fieldwork. , Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., & Richardson, S. (2012). Using Rugby as a Livelihoods Option in the Pacific: Exploring the Case of Fiji. (pp. 88 - 89). , Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network Conference.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Palmer, F., Morell, W J, ., Kesha, P., & Schulenkorf, N.(2010, December 1). Sport for Development Panel. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Making Development Sustainable: Connections, Learning, Commitment',(Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R.Being a Single Mum: Pacific Island Mothers Positive Experiences of Parenting. (pp. 1 - 12). : Families Commission Research Seminar
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Dogimab, M.(2010, December 1). Using the power of sport to address HIV/AIDs: Initiatives from PNG. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Making Development Sustainable: Connections, Learning, Commitment', (Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R.(2010, December 1). Sport as a driver of development: Challenges and opportunities for PNG. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Making Development Sustainable: Connections, Learning, Commitment', (Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Scheyvens, R. (2009). Positive Representations and Expressions of Parenting by Single Mothers: A Pacific Island Perspective. , The Aiga/Famili/Kaiga/Magafaaoa/Anau Forum Wellington
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R.(2008, December 3). Contesting the development category: Female-headed households examples from Samoa. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Peripheral Vision', (Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2008). Bridging the gap between health sciences and social sciences: The mental health workforce in humanitarian work.. In International Journal of Mental Health Nursing Vol. 17 (pp. A31 - A32). , Australia College of Mental Health Nursing COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN 02148, MA USA:: WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Brook, M.(2008, December 3). Sports as a vehicle for development: The influence of rugby league in/on the Pacific. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Peripheral Vision'(Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.(2006, November 30). Social capital and suicide prevention: Ideas from the Pacific. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Southern Perspectives on Development: Dialogue or Division', (Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.(2006, November 30). Gender orthodoxies… Reframing the debate on female-headed households: The case of Samoa. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Southern Perspectives on Development: Dialogue or Division', (Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.(2006, January 27). Female-headed households in Samoa - The hegemony of orthodoxy contested. , Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies Conference.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Hardy, DJ., & Boddy, JM.Using clinical indicators as a quality improvement tool for mental health nursing at MidCentral District Health Board Mental Health Services.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Asia Pacific Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Auckland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.‘Suicide in Samoa’. . Sydney Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.‘Faataua le ola: Suicide prevention in Samoa’. . Sydney, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Other

Stewart-Withers, RR. (2017). Going for gold in the Pacific: The value of the Pacific Games goes beyond its price-tag..
[Other]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2009, August). WID, WAD, GAD and contesting a development category. In School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2008, March). The Treaty of Waitangi and its relevance to nurses and nursing?. In School of Health and Social Services, Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2011, May). Surfs Up: Riding High on the Waves for Development: Stories from Fiji.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2008, August). ‘WID, WAD, GAD and Contesting a Development Category’. In Invited Speaker, School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Queensland,.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2003, June). ‘Nurses: Fighting AIDS stigma, caring for all’.. In Invited Speaker for International Nurses’ Day: International Council of Nursing (ICN) MidCentral Health DHB.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, R., & Sewabu, K. (2014, February). ‘Increasing the Value of Sports-generated Remittances into the Pacific’.. In Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Aid Division, Wellington..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Sewabu, K., & Richardson, S. (2014, July). ‘Understanding the Value of Sport Generated Remittances into the Pacific: A Feasibility Study: Samoa, Tonga and Fiji’.. In Seminar Series Speaker, Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014, August). ‘Maximising Rugby-related Remittances to Promote Economic and Human Development’.. In Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Aid Division, Wellington..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2013, August). Countering Hegemonic Masculinities: Rugby League as a Vehicle for Gender-based Violence and HIV/AIDS. In Prevention in Papua New Guinea’. Seminar Series Speaker, Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2012, October). ‘Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility and Sport Related Community Development Programmes: Case Study of NRL Vodafone Warriors One Community Programme’. In . Seminar Series Speaker, Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2011). Sport as a Vehicle for International Development. Onepager. (pp. 1 - 2). Global Focus Aotearoa
[Other]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2010). Sport for development: Rugby League and Papua New Guinea (PNG). (pp. 13 - 14).
[Other]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2010, July). Intersecting sport and development in Papua New Guinea: Developing rugby league and rugby league for development. In Institute of Development Studies Seminar Series, Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2010, August). Sport as a vehicle for development: Pacific viewpoint. In Town and the Tower Lecture Series: Community Lecture Series from Massey, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2009, April). Contesting a development category: Female headed-households in Samoa. In School of Social Science Seminar Series, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Brook, M. (2009, March). Sport as a vehicle for development: The influence of rugby league in/on the Pacific. In Institute of Development Studies Seminar Series, Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart Withers, RR., & Brook, MS. (2009). Sport as a Vehicle for Development: The Influence of Rugby League in/on the Pacific. (pp. i - 14). In Massey University: Institute of Development Studies
[Working Paper]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2008). The Importance of Culture when Framing the Experience of Female-headed Households: Perspectives from Samoa. (pp. i - 31). In Massey University: Centre for Indigenous Governance and Development
[Working Paper]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2008, March). The Treaty of Waitangi and its Relevance to Nurses and Nursing?’. In School of Health and Social Services, Massey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • Jan 2014-Sept 2015 - NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: International Development Group
    Increasing the value of sports-generated remittances into the Pacific
  • 2009-2011 - NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: International Development Group
    Sport as a Vehicle for Development: Rugby League in Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
  • 2010 - 2013 - NRL Vodafone Warriors
    Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development Programmes: Case Study of the NRL Vodafone Warriors One Community Programme.
  • 2008-2009 - NZ Families Commission
    Being a Single Mum: Pacific Island Mothers’ Positive Experiences of Parenting.
  • 2008 - Multilink Community Services Inc, Brisbane, Austra
    Pacific Islanders and Community Services: Social Impact Assessment.

Languages

  • English
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 2
CoSupervisor 1 3

Teaching

  • Development theory
  • Third World debt
  • Gender and development
  • Gender analysis and impact assessment
  • Sport-for-Development
  • Non-government Organisations
  • Sport for development
  • Development research
  • PRA techniques
  • NGOs

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Michelle Greene - PhD
    Physical Education (PE) as a Pathway for Empowerment: An analysis of the Pacific Region and Case Studies of Samoa and Fiji
  • Sharon Bell - PhD
    How can NGOs facilitate the development of community capacity in a conflict-affected context? A case study of primary healthcare training on the Thai-Myanmar Border
  • Aruneewan Buaniaw - PhD
    A case study of mental health communication programme delivery during mass violence in southern Thailand, 2004-2014
  • Mac Vaoiva - PhD
    Pacific Entrepreneurship and New Zealand Commerce: 'Factors affecting Samoan Businesses in New Zealand'

CoSupervisor of:

  • Virginia Adams - PhD
    Can the Extractive Industries Contribute to Sustainable Socio-Economic Futures for their Female Off-shore Employees in the Asia-Pacific?

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Dorcas Stellah Tsitsi Shumba - PhD
    The Gender Dimensions of Environmental Change: An Exploration of the Experiences and Perceptions of Rural Men and Women in Zimbabwe
  • 2016 - Paul David Beumelburg - PhD
    Apiianga no te oraanga akapuapinga e te taporoporo i te ipukarea: Education as Sustainable Development: Mangaia, Cook Islands.

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Dean Charles Stronge - PhD
    Invasive Alien Species: A Threat to Sustainable Livelihoods in the Pacific? An Assessment of the Effects of Wasmannia auropunctata (little fire ant) and Achatina fulica (giant African snail) on Rural Livelihoods in the Solomon Islands
  • 2016 - Dora Dau Kuir-Ayius - PhD
    Building Community Resilience In Mine Impacted Communities: A Study on Delivery of Health Services In Papua New Guinea
  • 2016 - Shanti Kala Subedi - PhD
    Domestic Biogas Production and Use in Nepal: A Simple, Reliable and Cost-Effective Solution to Provide Energy Security to the Rural Households

Media and Links

Media

  • 30 Sep 2011 - Online
    Research into Warriors off Pitch Contribution
    Research into Warriors off Pitch Contribution: Research Profiled by External Relations Massey
  • 24 Sep 2015 - Radio
    Concerns over exploitation of Pacific athletes
    -ABC, Pacific Beat - Research supports concerns over exploitation of Pacific rugby players
  • 24 Jun 2010 - Online
    Sport as a Vehicle for Pacific Development
    Sport as a Vehicle for Pacific Development: Research Profiled by External Relations Massey
  • 24 Jun 2010 - Newspaper
    Research: Rugby League Address National Goals
    Post-courier: National Newspaper PNG : Research begins: Can Rugby League Address National Goals
  • 24 Apr 2016 - Newspaper
    Rugby: Fiji funding will change game
    NZ Herald: Rugby: Fiji funding will change game
  • 20 Apr 2015 - Other
    Tweet: William Glenwright GM Asian/Oceania Rugby
    William Glenwright (@WillGlenwright) tweeted: This is a fantastic outcome for the players of @fijirugby and @oceaniarugby A great example of collaboration
  • 19 Apr 2016 - Online
    PIPA and Fijian Rugby Team up for $650K fund
    Stuff NZ: Pacific Island Players' Association and Fijian rugby team up for $650,000 fund
  • 12 May 2012 - Radio
    Researcher Believes Sport for Pacific Developement
    Radio NZ – Researcher Believes Sport a Vehicle for Pacific Development
  • 10 Jul 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    Sport bring economic gains Pasifika Communities
    Article Manawatu Standard and on Stuff about our research into sports-generated remittances sent back home by Pasifika athletes
  • 10 Jul 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    Sport Bringing Economic Gains for Pacific
    Manawatu Standard - Stuff NZ: Sport Bringing Economic Gains for Pacific
  • 06 Jul 2015 - Radio
    Pacific athletes send $US14m home yearly
    Radio NZ, Checkpoint and Midday - International Pacific athletes send $US14m home every year
  • 02 Jul 2015 - Radio
    Sport brings economic gains for Pasifika communiti
    I was interviewed from Samoa by Radio NZ’s Checkpoint and Midday Report about my research into sports-generated remittances sent back home by Pasifika athletes and estimated at as much as $21 million.
  • 02 Jul 2015 - Online
    Research explores winning off rugby field Samoa
    Profiled by Massey Media:
  • 02 Jul 2015 - Newspaper
    Research Explores Winning Off the Field
    Pacific Scoop: Research Explores Winning Off the Field in Samoa
  • 01 Sep 2013 - Magazine
    Helping Hand
    Mindfood Magazine

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