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William Hoverd is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, College of Humanities, and Social Sciences, Massey University. William is the CDSS Internship Programme coordinator which places Massey Students into workplace applied research projects in government agencies. He also teaches into the New Zealand Defence Force Command and Staff College.
In 2012 he was a successful co-recipient of the NZ $231,000 Danish Research Council funded Critical Analysis of Religious Diversity Network. In 2011/2012, he was a DFAIT Government of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellow, at the Religion and Diversity Project at Ottawa University, Ontario.
William Hoverd is a social scientist with a specific interest in critical research into New Zealand security issues and religious diversity.
He teaches research based papers at post-graduate level both extramurally and into the NZDF Command and Staff College.
He has published a variety qualitative and quantitative research publications in security, sociology, religious studie and psychology. He is currently editing a volume on New Zealand National Security, due to be published in April 2017.
He supervises PhD & Masters Students involved in applied and critical projects focusing on Defence, Intelligence, Policing, Foreign Affairs, Religion, and, Diversity in the Security Sector.
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Field of research codes
Criminology (160200): Defence Studies (160604): Demography (160300): Migration (160303):
Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000):
Police Administration, Procedures and Practice (160205): Political Science (160600): Race and Ethnic Relations (160803):
Religion and Religious Studies (220400): Religion and Society (220405):
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)
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