Associate Head of School

  • Dr Nitha Palakshappa

    Dr Nitha Palakshappa

    Associate Head of School, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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    Dr Nitha Palakshappa is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University.  Before coming to Massey she was at the University of Waikato.  Nitha currently lectures in the field of Marketing Strategy and Management.

Administrative Staff

  • Verity Lenik

    Verity Lenik

    Industry Liaison Coordinator - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Barbara May

    Barbara May

    Business Manager - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Hayley Noom

    Hayley Noom

    Personal Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Michelle Pham

    Michelle Pham

    School Administrator - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Danielle van den Berg

    Danielle van den Berg

    Personal Assistant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Academic Staff - Communication

  • Associate Professor Margaret Brunton

    Associate Professor Margaret Brunton

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Margaret Brunton is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing at the Auckland campus of Massey University.  Before entering academia Margaret practised as an RN in both the public and private health sector.  Her research interests focus on multiple aspects of the role of workplace communication in supporting a sustainable healthcare service in NZ.  Current research explores the intersection between communication and practice between RNs in culturally diverse healthcare organisations. The goal is to identify ethically responsible, practical initiatives to help health professionals navigate the increasing demands and complexity of a rapidly-changing work environment.

  • Dr Andrew Chrystall

    Dr Andrew Chrystall

    Senior Lecturer in Communication - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Dr Andrew Chrystall’s research unfolds from the aesthetic-historical and interdisciplinary approach of Marshall McLuhan, the Toronto School of Communication, and Media Ecology. His research portfolio demonstrates sustained attention to the effects of media and the interrelations between culture and technology. In addition to his primary discipline(s)—Media and Communication Studies—Dr. Chrystall has a background in Public Relations, Sociology and Theology. He also had a vital and exciting career in a variety of “cultural” industries prior to becoming an academic. Dr Chrystall also likes surfing, playing judo and is an underwhelming jazz guitarist. 

  • Associate Professor Craig Fowler

    Associate Professor Craig Fowler

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr Chris Galloway

    Dr Chris Galloway

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Chris joins many years of experience as a journalist and senior public relations specialist to his academic interests in issue, risk and crisis communication. He has taught at universities in both Australia and New Zealand.

    His other interests include the Middle East, especially the way public relations techniques are used to present and position different protagonists. He travels to the region as often as he can.

  • Prof Shiv Ganesh

    Prof Shiv Ganesh

    Professor in Communication - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Shiv Ganesh (PhD Purdue University) is Professor of Communication and Head of School at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University. Shiv's research engages with substantive issues that arise from the intersection of communication processes with globalization, digital technologies sand civil society organizing. Specific studies he has published include such topics as technological transformations in collective action and social justice, dialogue and social change, volunteering and nonprofit organizing, global aspects of the digital divide, and neoliberalism and entrepreneurship.

  • Dr Flora Hung-Baesecke

    Dr Flora Hung-Baesecke

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Before joining Massey University, I was the Associate Director for Center for Media and Communication Research and the public relations program option coordinator at Hong Kong Baptist University. I am also the Special Overseas Board Member for Public Relations Society of China and the Academic Committee member in China International Public Relations Association. In 2015 and 2016, I was awarded Arthur W. Page Legacy Grant by Arthur W. Page Center. I was also named one of the 2009 Top 100 PR People in China and the 2014 Educator Fellow by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.

  • Dr Diyako Rahmani

    Dr Diyako Rahmani

    Lecturer in Communication - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Academic Staff - Marketing

  • Dr Sandy Bulmer

    Dr Sandy Bulmer

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Associate Professor Henry Chung

    Associate Professor Henry Chung

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Dr Henry F. L. Chung is an Associate Professor in Marketing. He has completed his Doctor of Philosophy with University of Waikato in 1999. Prior to this, he acquired a MBA degree in international business from The George Washington University in Washington D.C., USA and a BBA degree from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Henry’s key research areas include international marketing standardization/adaptation strategies, immigrant effect (i.e., Australian/New Zealand and international firms hiring immigrants to manage their business operation in the immigrants’ country of origin), market entry mode, managerial ties and guanxi (Chinese networking) and marketing orientation.

  • Simon Cope

    Simon Cope

    Senior Tutor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Simon brings a strong mix of practical elements combined with solid theory to the classroom.  Having used his marketing knowledge to effectively market himself he then helped to grow a number of small business to the point of being sold as viable ongoing profitable entities. He then did an MBA specializing in direct marketing to further his education....Simon thrives on business strategising and implementation. 

  • Dr Alexandra Hess

    Dr Alexandra Hess

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Prof Valentyna Melnyk

    Prof Valentyna Melnyk

    Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr Nitha Palakshappa

    Dr Nitha Palakshappa

    Associate Head of School, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Dr Nitha Palakshappa is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University.  Before coming to Massey she was at the University of Waikato.  Nitha currently lectures in the field of Marketing Strategy and Management.

  • Dr Loren Stangl

    Dr Loren Stangl

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Dr Loren Stangl is a Lecturer in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University where she teaches Strategic Marketing Management and Market Planning.  Loren's area of interests include innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalisation. She is a strong advocate of enterprise engagement and the Assistant Director of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre. Before coming to Massey,  Loren worked in industry for 14 years. She was a co-founder and International Marketing Director for an Indonesian home decor manufacturer from 1990-2003 and Assistant Director of Marketing for the largest Chinese food distributor in the US from 1986-1989. 

  • Prof Harald van Heerde

    Prof Harald van Heerde

    Research Professor/MSA Charitable Trust Chair in Marketing - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Harald van Heerde is a Research Professor of Marketing at Massey University (Albany campus)Harald specializes in econometric models to measure the effects of marketing activities on performance. His work has appeared in the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), Marketing Science, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and the International Journal of Research in Marketing (IJRM).

    His work has been awarded with the Paul E. Green Award (JMR), the William F. O'Dell Award (JMR), twice the Long-term Impact Award (Marketing Science), the IJRM Steenkamp long-term award and twice the IJRM best paper award. 

  • Dr Hauke Wetzel

    Dr Hauke Wetzel

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Academic Staff - Retail and Analytics

  • Prof Jonathan Elms

    Prof Jonathan Elms

    Professor - Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Jonathan Elms is the Sir Stephen Tindall Chair Professor in Retail Management. Jonathan leads Massey University’s Bachelor of Retail and Business Management, NZ’s only retail degree. He is also the Director of the Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS), NZ's 'centre of excellence' for retail research, education and scholarship.

    Jonathan joined Massey in December 2014 after spending seven years at the Institute for Retail Studies (IRS), University of Stirling. At Stirling, Jonathan directed the IRS’ undergraduate retail marketing programmes delivered on campus and in Singapore.

    He holds a BSc (Hons) Marketing, MSc Management, and PhD in Marketing from Lancaster University

  • Dr Andrew Murphy

    Dr Andrew Murphy

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr John Murray

    Dr John Murray

    Senior Lecturer in Retail and Marketing - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    John is a member of the Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS) and has a number of teaching and research interests in: retail branding; consumer and environmental psychology; retail location; the competiveness of retail economies; retail strategy; omni-retailing and design/architecture.  His primary research interest considers the role of consumers’ perceptions of design and architecture in retail brand building.

  • Prof Leo Paas

    Prof Leo Paas

    Professor/Programme Leader - Business Analytics - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Leo Paas has started his career in business as database marketer at a large bank in The Netherlands and he has worked as a consultant in the Dutch financial services industry. In 2002 he started working as an Assistant Professor at the marketing department of Tilburg University. In 2005 he became Associate Professor at the marketing department of VU University Amsterdam. In 2014 he joined the department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University as a Professor. He has published extensively in high tier academic journals.

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