Associate Head of School

  • Dr Doug Ashwell

    Dr Doug Ashwell

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

    I am a senior lecturer in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing. I teach at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. My research interest is in the areas of science communication, particularly how the public come to understand science and technology. I am also interested in how the New Zealand media portray science and technology and the impact this reporting has on public perceptions of science.

Administrative Staff

  • Fiona Huston

    Fiona Huston

    School Administrator - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Wendy Sullivan

    Wendy Sullivan

    School Administrator - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Looking at my history, both personal and working, it seems that 'students' have always been part of the picture.  I studied at Massey University and followed that by 11 years working at Student Job Search Manawatu which was varied and rewarding work.  Commercially, I've also worked for the Bennetts Campus Bookstore and continued my work in recruitment with a role in a private company. Working back here at Massey Uni, in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing completes the circle.

  • Te Muri Tatere-Beamsley

    Te Muri Tatere-Beamsley

    Finance Administrator - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Academic Staff - Communication

  • Dr Doug Ashwell

    Dr Doug Ashwell

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

    I am a senior lecturer in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing. I teach at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. My research interest is in the areas of science communication, particularly how the public come to understand science and technology. I am also interested in how the New Zealand media portray science and technology and the impact this reporting has on public perceptions of science.

  • Dr Steven Elers

    Dr Steven Elers

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr Angela Feekery

    Dr Angela Feekery

    Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr Susan Fountaine

    Dr Susan Fountaine

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr Heather Kavan

    Dr Heather Kavan

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I teach Speech Writing. Students explore footage of great speeches from real-life and film, and learn how to incorporate powerful techniques into their own speeches. The Speech Writing courses take two forms: university degree courses and customised courses for organisations.

    On the research front, I'm fascinated by existential questions, and spend every spare moment researching religion, spirituality, and transcendent states of consciousness. I'm the 'go to' person for information on religious groups and unconventional manifestations of spirituality, and I've helped film makers, lawyers, scholars, and ordinary people who need specialist information in these areas.

  • Dr Niki Murray

    Dr Niki Murray

    Senior Lecturer/Accreditation Manager - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Niki’s specialist research areas include adult literacy, health communication, stress and coping and women in academia. She is experienced in project management of large research projects, building and managing collaborative research teams, and the design, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative research studies. Additionally, she holds an interest in the analysis and interpretation of qualitative research and has worked with qualitative methodologies for the past eight years.

  • Dr JT Thaker

    Dr JT Thaker

    Lecturer in Communication and/or Public Relations - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    JT or JAGADISH THAKER (Ph.D., George Mason University) is a Lecturer at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University.  He is an affiliate researcher with the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, and Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation at National University of Singapore. His research examines ways to understand and enhance vulnerable communities adaptive capacity to climate change impacts, and he specializes in the fields of science and climate change communication, health communication, and strategic communication campaigns. 

  • Dr Franco Vaccarino

    Dr Franco Vaccarino

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Academic Staff - Journalism

  • Dr Heather Kavan

    Dr Heather Kavan

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I teach Speech Writing. Students explore footage of great speeches from real-life and film, and learn how to incorporate powerful techniques into their own speeches. The Speech Writing courses take two forms: university degree courses and customised courses for organisations.

    On the research front, I'm fascinated by existential questions, and spend every spare moment researching religion, spirituality, and transcendent states of consciousness. I'm the 'go to' person for information on religious groups and unconventional manifestations of spirituality, and I've helped film makers, lawyers, scholars, and ordinary people who need specialist information in these areas.

  • Dr Akhteruz Zaman

    Dr Akhteruz Zaman

    Lecturer in Journalism - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Academic Staff - Marketing

  • Dr Mark Avis

    Dr Mark Avis

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Prior to returning to academia I had a diverse career, including spending time as a submarine officer in the Royal Navy and working in international sales and marketing roles in multinational companies in Europe and Asia-Pacific. I have an interest in critical approaches to theory, and my research interests include choice of branded products and evolutionary psychology.  I also have a personal interest in economics and enjoy modern history (in particular Chinese).

  • Dr Emma Dresler

    Dr Emma Dresler

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    The three dominant themes in my research are consumer psychology, research methodology and health promotion. I combine several innovative methodologies and apply these approaches to studying the social influences on the behaviours of young consumers. I have applied them in the investigation of the issues surrounding consumer learning, health and food consumption patterns, especially in the school environment. In aggregate, my research projects seek to engage in theory development, assessment and recommendations to promote long-term behavioural change that may be inconsistent with people's core belief system.

     

  • Dr Pam Feetham

    Dr Pam Feetham

    Lecturer in Marketing - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I teach the 300 level marketing paper 156334 Marketing Planning, Internal and Distance Modes. Marketing Planning is an applied paper that allows students the opportunity to work with real organisations with very interactive and reflective learning.
    I'm also a confirmed PhD student, a few months off completion. My thesis is focused on how the public will react to climate engineering proposals, involving interdisplinary fields of marketing and science communication. I was recently an invitied speaker a the first ever climate engineering conference in Berlin. Other research interests are brands, particularly Private Label brands, indigenous branding and brand tracking.

  • Dr Judith Holdershaw

    Dr Judith Holdershaw

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Prior to joining Massey University, Judith worked for organisations in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia, and she has travelled extensively. Judith has a PhD in Marketing and teaches in the areas of Essentials of Marketing, Strategic Marketing Management and Social Marketing. Judith’s research interests are in the areas of food marketing and food labelling; country of origin labelling; and health and social research, .

     

  • Murray MacRae

    Murray MacRae

    Executive in Residence - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I have 25 years experience in hi tech industry, having worked for large multinationals and large local companies,operating both in the local and international markets, in the disciplines of marketing, investment raising, finance and business unit management.

    With extensive experience in new product development, product management and market research, I have over the last ten years have been advising START UPS and teching innovation, with a personal  focus on hi tech hi growth globally ambitious firms.  

  • Dr Niki Murray

    Dr Niki Murray

    Senior Lecturer/Accreditation Manager - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Niki’s specialist research areas include adult literacy, health communication, stress and coping and women in academia. She is experienced in project management of large research projects, building and managing collaborative research teams, and the design, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative research studies. Additionally, she holds an interest in the analysis and interpretation of qualitative research and has worked with qualitative methodologies for the past eight years.

  • Dr Daniela Rosenstreich

    Dr Daniela Rosenstreich

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Dr Rosenstreich has a passion for excellence in customer service and for understanding the customers' perspective and this has been reflected in both her research and teaching during her decade as an academic. Prior to becoming an academic, Dr Rosenstreich spent ten years in management and business development roles in the higher education and local government sectors.

  • Prof Malcolm Wright

    Prof Malcolm Wright

    SMSI Business Integrator - Student Management Solution Implementation
    Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Malcolm Wright is a Professor of Marketing at Massey University.

Technical Staff

  • Nigel Lowe

    Nigel Lowe

    Multi-Media Consultant - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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