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Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley BA(Hons1) Qld., PhD (Qld).

Associate Professor in English (Expressive Arts)

School of English and Media Studies

Dr Elspeth Tilley is a graduate of the University of Queensland, with bachelors, honours and doctoral degrees in drama and literature from the UQ English programme.  She also has extensive training and experience in applied theatre including the La Boite improvisation, youth theatre and writing for theatre courses, the Gold Coast Institute of Technology acting courses 1 and 2, and the Queensland Film Academy screen actor training programme. During her studies she worked professionally as both an actor for stage and screen, and a journalist and public relations consultant, which led to her first academic job in communication.  After more than a decade teaching, researching and publishing in communication, particularly public relations ethics and communication for social change, Dr Tilley returned to teaching theatre and creative activism at Massey University Wellington.  She publishes on performance and postcolonialism, enjoys directing regular student theatre both scripted and devised, and specialises in developing pedagogy, research and applied projects that combine her two areas of expertise - the arts and communication - to find the synergies and opportunities for creative communication to address key problems in our world.

Dr Tilley's teaching experience includes classes in communication theory, research methods, creative communication, creative processes, modern drama, theatre in production, international communication, media relations, creativity in the community, and public relations.  She has published in top communication journals on communication ethics, and in top theatre journals on aspects of performance theory and theatre as a communication tool for social change.

Research-methods-wise, Dr Tilley specialises in qualitative and critical discourse analysis, particularly in cross-cultural and postcolonial contexts.  She has quantitative and qualitative research experience and has published, and supervised researchers, in both methodologies.  She has been a member of the Massey University Adult Literacy and Communication research group since 2004, and has led the design and delivery of qualitative data analysis in projects on adult literacy, apprentices’ literacy, and immunisation communication. Since 2013 she has been collaborating with the Joint Centre for Disaster Research, bringing a qualitative and social sciences orientation to developing understanding of important contemporary New Zealand disaster communication challenges such as safety warnings and community preparedness.

In 2002 Dr Tilley founded PRism, a free-access, online, peer-refereed public relations and communication research journal (see http://www.prismjournal.org/homepage.html).  Please feel free to get in touch with her if you’d like to contribute to PRism or talk about research supervision.

Dr Tilley has researched, worked and taught in both communication (media and public communication) and cultural studies (literature, theatre and performance).  She sees these two fields as integrally linked and loves to be involved with projects that transcend disciplinary boundaries to create new insights and innovative social change. These have included the 'It's My Life' youth smokefree project and Climate Change Theatre Action. 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 0800 MASSEY ext 63565
    Location: 36, Block 7
    Campus: Wellington

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts With Honours Class 1 - University of Queensland (1996)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Queensland (2007)

Prizes and Awards

  • 2017: Winner, British Theatre Challenge 2017, for short play ‘Waiting for Go’ 2017: Top ten finalist, Pint Sized Plays New Zealand, for short play ‘Waiting for Go’ 2017: Selected Playwright, Climate Change Theatre Action, for short play ‘The Penguins’ 2017: Top 80 finalist, Short+Sweet Festival Sydney, for ‘Waiting for Go’ (and People’s Choice equal second place Week 5) 2017: Wildcard selection, Short+Sweet Festival Dubai, for ‘Waiting for Go’ 2017: Shortlisted, Short+Sweet Auckland, for ‘The Smiths’ 2016: Top 20 finalist, Short+Sweet Festival Canberra, for ‘Waiting for Go’ 2016: Top 20 finalist, Short+Sweet Festival Manila, for ‘Waiting for Go’ 2015: Acknowledged in New Zealand Parliament for contribution to Pacific Issues, for short play Flotsam, about climate change impact in the Pacific 2015: Selected Playwright, Climate Change Theatre Action (resulting in 10 international performances of short play Flotsam, including off-Broadway) 2013: Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Award for Excellence, for Tilley, E., Fredricks, S., & Hornett, A. (2012). Kinship, culture and ethics in organisations: Exploring implications for internal communication. Journal of Communication Management 16(2), 162-184. “The award winning papers are chosen following consultation amongst the journal’s Editorial Team, many of whom are eminent academics or practitioners. Your paper has been selected as it was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2012”. - Multiple (2012)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Dr Tilley's research spans two related fields, cultural studies and communication studies, but is united by a core methodological approach: critical discourse analysis (CDA). CDA enables investigation of language, power, values and meaning at both broad cultural levels (e.g. Dr Tilley's work critiquing culturally institutionalised racism) and within narrower personal/professional foci (e.g. her work on workplace issues of ethics, gender, adult literacy, and identity, particularly in the public relations field). At the heart of Dr Tilley's work is an interest in research for social justice, which she works towards by critically interrogating the language of power (and power of language) wherever it occurs.

Dr Tilley frequently collaborates with colleagues in and beyond New Zealand, including Māori and Pasifika researchers. She has experience working in cross-cultural teams using both Kaupapa Māori and Talanga research modes, designing research projects, working with community researchers, and delivering qualitative research training.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Cultural Studies (200200):
Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (190404):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500):
Performing Arts and Creative Writing (190400):
Postcolonial Studies (200211):
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000)

Keywords

theatre, communication, creativity, communication activism, creative activism, ethics, crisis communication, discourse studies, critical whiteness, critical race studies

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 5
Project Leader 0 1
Team Member 0 4

Completed Projects

Project Title: Ruapehu Safety Communication Project - Leleiga Taito - Bursary payment

Funded by GNS Science, this collaboration between Massey's School of English & Media Studies and Joint Centre for Disaster Research supports postgraduate student research into mountain safety communication. Using a combination of qualitative and creative research approaches, the project aims to both better understand mountain users' attitudes towards lahar, avalanche and other warnings, and produce communication outputs that will reach mountain users (including young skiers and snowboarders in particular) in their own language and idioms.
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Date Range: 2015 - 2015

Funding Body: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Ltd

Project Team:

Project Title: Pathway to Smokefree New Zealand 2025

This pioneering cross-disciplinary research project, funded by the Ministry of Health under the Smokefree Innovation Fund, used a participant-driven, empowerment-focussed communication model to ask young people (aged up to 25 years) to design and implement smokefree health communication for their peers. Outputs included a 30 minute documentary film, made by Massey students and distributed to highschools nation-wide. Massey staff from media studies, communication, health and design were involved, led by Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Pre and post testing indicated a statistically significant change in the target audience's attitudes towards quitting smoking and the tobacco industry over the life of the campaign, including more young smokers wanting to quit and more young people generally perceiving the tobacco industry as implicated in young people's smoking choices.
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Date Range: 2013 - 2014

Funding Body: Ministry of Health

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Project Title: Health literacy and communicating immunisation information to decision-makers

This pilot study investigated the impact that illustrations have on delivering immunisation information to immunisation decisions-makers who are of differing health literacy levels.  It had six objectives: (a) to develop illustrative tools that form the intervention of the study; (b) to describe factors that influence immunisation decision making processes of decision-makers with differing levels of functional health literacy; (c) to determine if recall of immunisation information was improved by the illustrations; (d) to determine if the illustrations improved comprehension of immunisation information; (e) to report on the outcomes in relation to immunisation uptake at six weeks and three months; (f) to evaluate the illustrations and suggest recommendations for modifications. This pilot intervention study included qualitative interviews, quantitative assessment, and focus groups. Enhanced immunisation information recall, comprehension and improved immunisation rates were predicted benefits of this study, alongside illustrative models available for use nationally.
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Date Range: 2008 - 2010

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: Literacy & Employment

Researchers from the Adult Literacy and Communication Research (ALCR) Group at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, in partnership with the Wanganui District Library, undertook a major longitudinal research project funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, focusing on adult literacy and employment in Whanganui and Districts. Through a series of interlinked research projects we aimed to achieve the following four objectives: 1. To establish adult literacy needs of both employed and unemployed in Whanganui and Districts region. 2. To identify the social, attitudinal and economic barriers to adult literacy, numeracy and analytical thinking skills of employed and unemployed in Whanganui and Districts. 3. To evaluate how effectively adult literacy programmes secure employment outcomes. 4. To examine adult literacy learning processes and their relationship to employment. The Whanganui project group added their own further objectives, specific to gaining tangible benefits for Whanganui. These included: 1. Achieving positive, tangible and practical outcomes for the Whanganui community, with a well-researched plan of action for medium-long term 2005-2015 to address identified issues relating to literacy 2. Establishing a database of meaningful, relevant information relating to the links between literacy and employment in Whanganui and identify links to other social issues e.g. crime, health, and housing; and providing benchmarks to measure future progress 3. Developing collaboration between agencies within the Whanganui region, to strengthen the community and social infrastructure for future work and projects 4. Building the research capacity within Whanganui.
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Date Range: 2004 - 2007

Funding Body: Foundation for Research, Science & Technology

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Research Outputs

Journal

Cokley, J., Tilley, EN., Hetherington, S., Angus, D., & Taylor, A. (2017). Parallel worlds: A computerized textual analysis of abstracts published in major journalism studies journals 2000–11. Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies. 6(2), 141-161 Retrieved from https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=24018/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2017). Using humour to undermine authority.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2016). Creative activism in the university: A case study of curricular design and implementation. Applied Theatre Research. 4(3), 237-253 Retrieved from http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=218/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, E. (2015). The paradoxes of organizational power and public relations ethics: Insights from a feminist discourse analysis. Public Relations Inquiry. 4(1), 79-98
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., & Comrie, M. (2015). Young adult literacy learners describe the text-orality nexus. Text and Talk. 35(1), 101-121
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2012). Staging a plurality of vision: Diasporic performance in poly-character monodrama. Modern Drama. 55(3), 304-328
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, E. (2012). Different kinds of doubling: Comparing some uses of character doubling in the ghosts trilogy, by Janis Balodis, and the captive, by Ben Ellis. Australasian Drama Studies. 60, 56-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, E., Murray, N., Watson, B., & Comrie, M. (2014). New views on a 'Stuck' issue: Communicating about childhood immunisation in Aotearoa New Zealand. Media International Australia. (152), 40-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Tilley, E.
Love, T., & Tilley, E. (2014). Acknowledging power: The application of Kaupapa māori principles and processes to developing a new approach to organisation-public engagement. Public Relations Inquiry. 3(1), 31-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Fredricks, SM., Tilley, E., & Pauknerová, D. (2014). Limited gender differences in ethical decision making between demographics in the USA and New Zealand. Gender in Management. 29(3), 126-147
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, E. (2013). Temporal discourse and the news media representat ion of Indigenous-non-Indigenous relat ions: A case study from Aotearoa New Zealand Tyron Love is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Management, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Media International Australia. (149), 174-188
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Fredricks, S., & Tilley, EN. (2014). Confluence of the power-distance cultural dimensions between the United States, New Zealand, and Germany in ethical responses.. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 4(4), 7-20 Retrieved from http://www.ijhssnet.com/journals/Vol_4_No_4_Special_Issue_February_2014/2.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN., Fredricks, SM., & Hornett, A. (2012). Kinship, culture and ethics in organisations: Exploring implications for internal communication. Journal of Communication Management. 16(2), 162-184
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., & Murray, N. (2011). Do apprentices' communities of practice block unwelcome knowledge?. Education and Training. 53(4), 297-309
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, E. (2011). A colonising paradox: White presencing and contamination politics in the Australian white-vanishing trope. Critical Race and Whiteness Studies. 7, 1-20 Retrieved from http://www.acrawsa.org.au/ejournal
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Sligo, FX., & Tilley, E. (2011). When words fail us: Using visual composites in research reporting. Visual Communication. 10(1), 63-85
[Journal article]Authored by: Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, E. (2010). PRism. PRism. 7(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, E. (2010). Ethics and gender at the point of decision-making: An exploration of intervention and kinship. PRism. 7(4), 1-19 Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, E. (2009). PRism. PRism. 6(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Sligo, F., & Tilley, E. (2009). "Sort of set my goal to come to class": Evoking expressive content in policy reports. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 23(4), 463-486
[Journal article]Authored by: Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2009). The uses of fear: Spatial politics in the Australian white-vanishing trope. Antipodes. 23(1), 33-41 Retrieved from http://www.australianliterature.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2009). A natural(ised) home for the Lintons: Lost children and indigenising discourse in Mary Grant Bruce's and John Marsden's young adult fiction. Australian Studies. 1(1), 1-26 Retrieved from http://www.nla.gov.au/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2011). Kelleher, T. (2007). Public relations online: Lasting concepts for changing media: Thousand Oaks: Sage. Prism. 8(1), Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/vol8_1.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, E., & Cokley, J. (2008). Deconstructing the discourse of citizen journalism: Who says what and why it matters. Pacific Journalism Review. 14(1), 94-114
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, E., & Sligo, F. (2007). PRism. PRism. 5
[Journal article]Authored by: Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Hollings, J., Lealand, G., Samson, A., & Tilley, E. (2007). The big NZ journalism survey: Underpaid, under-trained, under-resourced, unsure about the future – But still idealistic. Pacific Journalism Review. 13(2), 175-198
[Journal article]Authored by: Hollings, J., Tilley, E.
Tilley, E. (2006). Prism. PRism. 4(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Sligo, F., Murray, N., & Tilley, E. (2006). Adult literacy and employment in Wanganui: An initial exploration of the dimensions. New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning. 34(1), 48-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Tilley, EN. (2005). The ethics pyramid: Making ethics unavoidable in the public relations process. Journal of Mass Media Ethics. 20(4), 305-320 Retrieved from http://www.routledge.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2005). Short of the mark. M/C Reviews. Retrieved from http://reviews.media-culture.org.au/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2005). Research and the peer review process. PRism. 3(1), Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/homepage.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2005). Commentary: What's in a name? Everything. The appropriateness of 'public relations' needs further debate. PRism. 3(1), Retrieved from http://www.prinz.org.nz/Site/Resources/PRINZ_Research_/Other_Research/The_appropriateness_of_public_relations_needs_fu.aspx
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2005). Responding to terrorism using ethical means: The propaganda index. Communication Research Reports. 22(1), 69-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN., & Cokley, J. (2005). Unfreezing the frame: Functional frame analysis for journalists and journalism students. Australian Journal of Communication. 32(1), 71-88 Retrieved from http://www.uq.edu.au/omc/publications
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2004). Stiff, J.B., & Mongeau, P.A. (2003) Persuasive Communication (2nd Edition.). New York: Guilford. PRaxis: The public relations resource centre. 2(1), 1-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2004). The importance of online research dissemination. PRism. 2(1), Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/number_2_1.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2004). Stiff, J. B., & Mongeau, P. A. (2003). Persuasive communication. (2nd Ed.). New York: Guilford. PRism. 2(1), Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/homepage.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2004). Jason, L. A., Keys, C., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Taylor, R. R., & Davis, M. I. (Eds.). (2004). Participatory community research; Theories and methods in action. Washington DC: American Psychological Association. PRism. 2(1), Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/homepage.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2004). Propaganda- who, us?: The Australian government 'terror kit'. Media International Australia: Culture and Policy. (113), 30-43 Retrieved from http://www.uq.edu.au/mia/
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2003). Short of the Mark: Ethics for Journalists. M/C Reviews. , 1-3
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2003). Welcome to PRism. PRism. 1(1) Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/editorial_i1.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Gustavsen, P., & Tilley, EN. (2003). Public relations communication through corporate websites: Towards an understanding of the role of interactivity. PRism. 1(1), Retrieved from http://www.prismjournal.org/issue_1_1.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
White, C. (2006). Editorial. Language Teaching Research. 10(2), 127-130
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E., White, C.
Tilley, EN. (2001). [untitled]. M/C Reviews.
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Ruinard, E., & Tilley, EN. (2001). Introduction: this was the most unkindest cut of all. Journal of Australian Studies: Fresh Cuts: New Talents 2001. 67, 1-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Tilley, E.

Book

de Terte, I., & Tilley, E. (2017). Risk communication: Following a maritime disaster. In Maritime Psychology: Research in Organizational and Health Behavior at Sea. (pp. 185 - 199).
[Chapter]Authored by: de Terte, I., Tilley, E.
Sligo, FX., & Tilley, E. (2012). When words fail us: using visual composites in research reporting.. In J. Hughes (Ed.) SAGE Visual Methods. (pp. 389 - 394). London: Sage Publications Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, E.(2012). White Vanishing. : Rodopi Bv Editions
[Authored Book]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Comrie, MA., Tilley, E., Watson, E., & Murray, N. (2012). Communicating about childhood immunization: New insights from Aotearoa/New Zealand. In BR. Bates, & R. Ahmed (Eds.) Medical communication in clinical contexts. (pp. 231 - 251). Iowa, United States of America: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
[Chapter]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2014). Strategy and planning. In J. Johnston, & M. Sheehan (Eds.) Public relations theory and practice. (pp. 77 - 107). Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin
[Chapter]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Vaccarino, F., Comrie, MA., Murray, N., Sligo, F., & Tilley, E. (2013). Daring to define literacy in the 21st century.. In A. Pandian, CLC. Ling, D. Tan Ai Lin, J. Munlandy, LB. Choo, & T. Chwee Hiang (Eds.) New literacies: Reconstructing language and education. (pp. 1 - 19). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Ruinard, E., & Tilley, E. (Eds.) (2001). Fresh cuts: new talents. St. Lucia, QLD: University of Queensland Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Tilley, E.
Sligo, FX., & Tilley, EN. (2012). Cartoons as praxis: Negotiating different needs in adult literacy research reporting. In P. Vannini (Ed.) Popularizing Research: Engaging New Genres, Media, and Audiences. (pp. 33 - 38). New York, United States of America: Peter Lang,Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2012). Public relations ethics. In J. Chia, & G. Synnott (Eds.) An Introduction to Public Relations and Communication Management. (pp. 88 - 120). : OUP Australia & New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Sligo, FX., & Tilley, EN. (2012). When Words Fail Us. In J. Hughes (Ed.) SAGE Visual Methods. : SAGE Publications Limited
[Chapter]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, E. (2011). New Culture/Old Ethics: What technological determinism can teach us about public relations ethics. In BE. Drushel, & K. German (Eds.) The Ethics of Emerging Media. (pp. 191 - 212). New York: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2009). Ethics and public relations. In G. Mersham, P. Theunissen, & J. Peart (Eds.) Public relations and communication management: An Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective. (pp. 204 - 216). North Shore, New Zealand: Pearson
[Chapter]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2009). Fundraising and sponsorship. In G. Mersham, P. Theunissen, & J. Peart (Eds.) Public relations and communication management: An Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective. (pp. 162 - 175). North Shore, New Zealand: Pearson
[Chapter]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2009). Public relations ethics. In J. Chia, & G. Synnott (Eds.) An introduction to public relations: From theory to practice. (pp. 90 - 122). Sydney, NSW, Australia: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2009). Strategy and planning. In J. Johnston, & C. Zawawi (Eds.) Public relations theory and practice. (pp. 171 - 205). Sydney, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin
[Chapter]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Sligo, FX., Comrie, MA., Olsson, SC., Culligan, NS., & Tilley, EN.(2005). Barriers to adult literacy. Massey University, Department of Communication and Journalism
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2005). Media relations. In F. Sligo, & R. Bathurst (Eds.) Communications in the New Zealand Workplace: Theory and Practice. (pp. 145 - 160). Wellington, NZ: Software Technology New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Comrie, M., Olsson, S., Sligo, F., Murray, N., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F., . . . Franklin, J.(2005). Perceptions, needs and issues: A discussion paper. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Sligo, F., Comrie, M., Olsson, S., Murray, N., & Tilley, E.(2005). Barriers to Adult Literacy: A discussion paper. Massey University, Department of Communication and Journalism
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN., & Love, T. (2005). The role of research in cross-cultural communication in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In F. Sligo, & R. Bathurst (Eds.) Communication in the New Zealand Workplace: Theory and Practice. (pp. 43 - 56). Wellington, NZ: Software Technology New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Tilley, E.

Creative Work

Tilley, EN. (2017). The Penguins. (Short play)
[Composition]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN., & Bagnall, C. (2017). Still Waving. (Short plays and performance art) Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa 2017: Wellington, New Zealand: Massey Wellington Theatre Laboratory, 23 October 2017
[Performance]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Tilley, E.Contributed to by: Tilley, E.Edited by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2017). How it Goes.
[Composition]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Williams, S., Broadley, A., Masters, E., Bryant, E., Mesui, F., Keir, G., . . . Reardon, T. (2016). JustUs. (Theatrical performance) JustUs: Massey University Wellington
[Performance]Contributed to by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2016). Waiting for Go.
[Composition]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2016). Theatre in the Age of Climate Change: An Educator’s View. HowlRound, Office of the Arts, Emerson College: Boston, MA
[Composition]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Geary, D., Tilley, E., Lewis, EM., & Lawton, JE. (2015). Waves: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa. (Theatre performance) Waves: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa: Theatre Laboratory, Massey University Wellington
[Performance]Authored by: Tilley, E.Contributed to by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2015). Flotsam.
[Composition]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Soma, J., Moreau-Hammond, C., Steelsmith, MA., Tilley, EN., & O'Meara, R.(2014). It's My Life: DVD Resource. [Digital Video Disc]. Massey University, Wellington Campus: Massey University
[Film or Video]Authored by: Tilley, E.

Thesis

Tilley, EN. (2007). White vanishing: a settler Australian hegemonic textual strategy, 1789-2006. (Doctoral Thesis, The University of Queensland)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Tilley, E.

Report

Tilley, EN., Page, W., Balasubramanian, R., O'Meara, R., Gee, S., Hazou, R., . . . Soma, J. (2014). It's my life: Evaluation report. School of English & Media Studies, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Balasubramanian, R., Brown, A., Galloway, C., Hazou, R., Jones, L., Page, W., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Waterworth, C.Edited by: Tilley, E.
Comrie, M., Murray, N., Watson, B., Tilley, E., Sligo, F., & Handley, J. (2010). Communicating infant immunisation information: Resource development and evaluation. Adult Literacy and Communication Research Group, School of Communication, Journalsim and Marketing, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., Comrie, M., & Vaccarino, F.(2010). Modern apprentices' literacy learning: A formative evaluation.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., Watson, B., Comrie, M., & Vaccarino, F. (2010). Modern apprentices literacy learning: A formative evaluation. Department of Labour.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Watson, B., Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Tilley, E. (2007). Lifelong literacy: Issues of strategy. Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Tilley, E., Sligo, F., Shearer, F., Comrie, M., Murray, N., Franklin, J., . . . Watson, B. (2007). Voices: First-hand experiences of adult literacy learning and employment in Wanganui. Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Tilley, E., Comrie, M., Watson, B., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Franklin, J., . . . Vaccarino, F. (2006). Perspectives of adult literacy learners 2004-2006: A report from the adult literacy and employment programme. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M., Tilley, E., Neilson, D., Murray, N., Sligo, F., & Vaccarino, F. (2006). The wider voice: Wanganui community perspectives on adult literacy and employment 2005-2006. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Culligan, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., & Franklin, J. (2006). Common threads: A report for the Wanganui community on the first stages of the adult literacy and employment programme. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Franklin, J., Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Sligo, F., & Tilley, E. (2006). Wanganui's enhanced task force green: Opportunities for those seeking work. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Franklin, J. (2006). Tipping points: Nodes of change for adult literacy and employment. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Culligan, N., Comrie, M., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F., & Franklin, J. (2006). In their own words: Policy implications from the Wanganui adult literacy and employment research programme. Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Franklin, J., Olsson, S., Comrie, M., Sligo, F., Murray, N., Tilley, E., . . . Vaccarino, F.(2005). Wanganui and districts employers' perspectives on literacy and employment. New Zealand: Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.

Conference

Sligo, FX., Tilley, EN., Murray, N., & Comrie, M. (2016). Mate it would take me all day to read that: reimagining university human ethics practices for people with liminal literacy. In J. Fulton, & P. McIntyre (Eds.) Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Creating Space in the Fifth Estate. (pp. 1 - 14). Newcastle, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference:
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2015, September). Creativity in the Community: Students Confronting Rape Culture. Presented at Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN., & de terte, I. (2014, October). Communicating with traumatised audiences. Presented at Media and Disasters. Royal Society, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: de Terte, I., Tilley, E.
Sligo, FX., Tilley, E., & Comrie, M. (2012, July). Adult literacy means more than skills: Learning about communication from people with liminal literacy. Presented at Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference. Adelaide, S.A..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Sligo, FX., Tilley, E., Murray, N., & Comrie, M. (2012, April). From the solitary world of the literate learner to collective orality: What we learn from people with liminal literacy. Presented at School of CJM Research Seminar Series. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Comrie, M., & Murray, N. (2012). Adult literacy means more than skills: Learning about communication from people with liminal literacy. In C. Ananwu, K. Green, & J. Sykes (Eds.) Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century. (pp. 1 - 12). Adelaide, Australia: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century,
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, E., shearer, F., & Sligo, F.(2007, March). Drivers and levers for increasing literacy: Research findings from the Whanganui literacy and employment programme. .
[Conference]Authored by: Shearer, F., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2012, July). Taking it online: Developing an ethical learning e-module for interns. Presented at The Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2012. University of Adelaide, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2013). The blame game: Professional stance and ethical self-examination in public relations. : Refereed proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2012
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN., Fredricks, S, ., & Hornett, A. (2011). What are we teaching them? The impact of study level and age upon ethical decision-making by tertiary communication students from the United States and Aotearoa/New Zealand. In A. Henderson (Ed.) : Refereed proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Communication on the edge 2011
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Fredricks, S., Tilley, E., & Bowen, K. (2011). Voicing differences: Ethical decision making differences between gender demographics and the United States and New Zealand.. National Communication Association 97th Annual Convention - Voice..
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Fredricks, S., & Tilley, E.(2011). Analysis of individual and power-distance cultural dimensions between the U.S. and New Zealand in ethical responses. . Arlington, Virginia, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., & Comrie, M. (2010). Community of practice as barrier to knowledge and skills: The case of apprentices' learning. In K. McCallum (Ed.) Media Democracy and Change: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2010. (pp. 1 - 14). Australia: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association [ANZCA] Conference: Media, Democracy and Change
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, E., & Love, T. (2010). Learning from Kaupapa Māori: Issues and techniques for engagement. In APK. McCallum (Ed.) Media Democracy and Change: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Commu7nication Association Conference 2010. (pp. 1 - 14).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Nikorowitsch, J., & Sligo, FX.Music videos: How they are consumed by means of television and the internet.. In E. Tilley (Ed.) ANZCA08: Power and Place: Refereed Proceedings. (pp. 1 - 18). : Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Coference 2008 - Power and Place
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sligo, F.Edited by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN.(2008, July). Power & Place: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Conference. Power and Place: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2008. 1179-0199. Retreived from http://www.anzca.net/conferences/past-conferences/35-anzca08.html
[Conference]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (Ed.)(2008). Editor of Australian and New Zealand Communication Association refereed proceedings. In Editor of Australian and New Zealand Communication Association refereed proceedings. Wellington, NZ: Massey University
[Conference Other]Edited by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2008). Seeking the sweet spot: Observations from a workplace praxis intervention programme on public relations and professional communication ethics. In E. Tilley (Ed.) Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference. (pp. 1 - 18).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN., & Hollings, JH. (2008). Still stuck in 'A love-hate relationship': Understanding journalists' enduring and impassioned duality towards public relations. Procceedings of the ANZCA 2008 Conference: Power and Place. (pp. 1 - 24).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hollings, J., Tilley, E.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., Comrie, M., & Vaccarino, F. (2008). Place, people and voice: Creating and communicating expressive content via cartoons. Communications, Civics, Industry: Referred Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2007. (pp. 1 - 9). Australia: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association [ANZCA] Conference: Communications, Civics, Industry
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Tilley, EN., Culligan, N., Comrie, MA., & Vaccarino, FA. (2007). Place people and voice: creating and communicating expressive content via cartoons. Proceedings of Australian New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Tilley, EN., & Cokley, J. (2007). Mapping the public sphere discourse on 'citizen journalism': Participants, constructs, and ideological investments. In G. Hannis (Ed.) Refereed Proceedings of the 2007 Journalism Education Association of New Zealand (JEANZ) Conference. (pp. unpaged - 18).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Sligo, F., & Tilley, E. (2007). Challenges of adult literacy teaching: Views of training providers and their students. In E. Gray, & L. Emerson (Eds.) Proceedings of the Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium 2006. (pp. 105 - 118). New Zealand: Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.Edited by: Emerson, L.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Franklin, BJ. (2007, January). Picturing words: Illustration-based research feedback to persons of low literacy. Presented at 10th International Symposium on Social Communication. Santiago de Cuba.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Culligan, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., & Franklin, BJ. (2007). Picturing words: Illustration-based research feedback to persons of low literacy. In LR. Miyares, AM. Alvarado, & CA. Moreno (Eds.) ACTAS 1: X Simposio International Comunicacion Social. (pp. 168 - 172). Cuba: 10th International Symposium on Social Communication
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Murray, N., Comrie, M., Vaccarino, F., Sligo, F., & Tilley, E. (2006, December). Challenges of adult literacy teaching: Views of training providers and their students. Presented at Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium. Napier, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Tilley, EN. (2005, July). Frame analysis made easier: Five steps to simple self-analysis by journalists and journalism students. Presented at ANZCA 2005 Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2005, July). The ethics pyramid: making ethics unavoidable in the public relations process. Presented at Public Relations Institute of New Zealand Conference. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2003). Use of the term public relations in non-specialist media and communication texts. In ANZCA 2003: Designing Communication for Diversity, ANZCA 2003: Designing Communication for Diversity: Queensland University of Technology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Edmond, G., & Tilley, EN. (2002). Beyond role play: Workplace theatre and employee relations. ANZCA Conference 2002 (On-line journal). : ANZCA 2002 Conference - Communication: Reconstructed for the 21st Century
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2002). Space, memory and power in Australia: The case for no nation. Australia and New Zealand Communication Association: Politics, Values, Gender and Communication. : 2002 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference - Communication: Reconstructed for the 21st Century
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tilley, E.

Other

Tilley, EN. (2015, September). Creative Activism Pedagogy. Presented at Vogelmorn Community Centre, Brooklyn, Wellington, Aotearoa. : Spring Uprising Community Arts Hui.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN., & Bollmer, G. (2012, September). Panel Discussion: On the conditions and whereabouts of communication studies.. In Massey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2012, October). I would be concerned if I thought that was how you thought about what we do: Heretics, “shushing”, and media-bashing in discussions of public relations ethics. In CJM Seminars at Wellington: Research as Conversation, School of Communicatin, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, E. (2010). Seeing it differently: Gender and ethics decision making. Presented at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Sligo, FX., Murray, NS., Watson, B., Comrie, MA., Vaccarino, FA., & Tilley, EN. (2009, May). Apprentices literacy learning. In Department of Labour. Presented at Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Sligo, FX., Tilley, EN., Comrie, MA., Murray, NS., Vaccarino, FA., & Watson, BJ. (2009, November). Two worlds: Modern apprentices and the chasm between trade and literacy aspirations. Presented at Massey University, Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Comrie, M., Murray, N., Sligo, F., Tilley, E., Vaccarino, F.
Tilley, EN., Sligo, FX., & Shearer, FM. (2007, March). Drivers and levers for increasing literacy: Research findings from the Wanganui L&E programme. In Social Marketing Downunder Conference. Presented at Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sligo, F., Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2006). Back-tracking the 'black racker': tracing the discursive continuity of racial stereotypes in the white Australian cultural imagination.. Presented at Massey University, Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2005, November). An extramural study guide work-in-progress case study. : The Vice-Chancellor's Symposium 2005.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2005, May). Public Relations: Why no business can afford to ignore it. : SMEI.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2004, November). Spaced out - spatial metaphor and colonial discourse in Australian 'white vanishing' narratives. Presented at ,Massey University, Wellington, NZ. : Department of Communication and Journalism Research Seminars.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2003, October). Public relations in the workplace, and crisis communication. : Ray Group Communication Workshop.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2002, January). The vanishing project: highlighting structural issues in a humanities PhD.. : School of Humanities & Social Sciences.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2000). So you want to be sponsored?. (pp. 59 - 61). Triathlon & Multi Sport Magazine
[Other]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2000). Sorry boys, we're here to stay!. (pp. 33 - 33). Sportswoman Magazine
[Other]Authored by: Tilley, E.
Tilley, EN. (2000, August). How to use the media to obtain and keep sports sponsorship. : Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tilley, E.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

Associate Professor Tilley teaches in the Bachelor of Communication, Massey's innovative cross-college communication degree, as well as at postgraduate (BC Honours, Master of Communication, Master of Arts, and PhD) levels. She has taught into both paradigms of the Bachelor of Communication (business and humanities) and so brings a unique understanding of the overall value of combining creativity and critical thinking with communication planning and strategy to develop well-rounded, flexible communication graduates. She is particularly interested in supervising transdisciplinary research approaches that start from a solid understanding of a social issue or challenge, then build flexible and novel research responses from a range of appropriate disciplines, including creative disciplines.

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Ammar Al-Maani - PhD
    Postcolonial Arab Theatre of Trauma and Resistance
  • Angie Enoka - PhD 
    Under the gaze: A study of the portrayal by the New Zealand print media of Pacific Island workers in the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme, 2007 - 2012

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Sara McBride - PhD 
    The Canterbury Tales: Learnings from the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence in New Zealand to inform better public communication design
  • 2013 - Aien Hasan Mohd Hasan- PhD 
    Towards achieving global standards: The role of public relations in processes and outcomes of corporate social responsibility initiatives in Malaysia

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2015 - Helen Sissons - PhD
    Whose News? Investigating power relations between journalists and public relations practitioners
  • 2013 - Fiona Shearer- PhD 
    A critical discouse study of an adult literacy organisation's publicity in Aotearoa NewZealand from 1973 to 2009
  • 2012 - Thomas Owen- PhD 
    Patents, Pills, the Press and the Poor: Discourse and Hegemony in News Coverage of Global Access to Medicines Dispute, 1997-2003.

Media and Links

Media

  • 27 Nov 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    Staging a cause
    assey University theatre and arts lecturer Elspeth Tilley has had her play Flotsam accepted as one of the official plays for the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change.
  • 27 Jan 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Indigenous history should take precedence
    Bendigo Advertiser media story about Amy Spiers' creative activism campaign against white vanishing myths. The campaign commissioned an original play from cultural theorist Elspeth Tilley, author of '
  • 26 May 2016 - Online
    Students take the New Zealand Justice System ...
    Students take the New Zealand Justice System to the stage Just weeks before Cabinet makes a decision about whether or not to raise the age of youth justice, students from Massey University in Welling
  • 26 Apr 2017 - Magazine, Online
    White Australia and Picnic At Hanging Rock
    Picnic At Hanging Rock is one of the most celebrated novels and film adaptations in modern Australian history. But its effects on ancient Aboriginal culture aren’t worth celebrating, writes JOSEPH EAR
  • 22 Sep 2016 - Online
    Sharing the risky business of being creative
    The Imagining Together series brings together experts from different fields to share their diverse experiences of the creative process
  • 21 Oct 2015 - Online
    Theatre to provoke new thinking on climate change
    As world leaders prepare for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris next month, Massey University staff and students in Wellington are staging a series of provocative short plays and
  • 21 Mar 2014 - Newspaper, Online
    Smokefree speaker to visit campus
    A 15-year-old British schoolgirl is coming to inspire Kiwi youth to start their own smokefree movement.
  • 21 Apr 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Teens tackle social issues
  • 19 Nov 2015 - Online
    Writer’s climate change play goes global
    A short play highlighting a Pacific perspective on climate change is being staged at theatres in the United States as part of a global theatre movement leading up to a major conference in Paris later
  • 18 Mar 2014 - Newspaper, Online
    British schoolgirl smokefree inspiration
    Massey University is bringing British schoolgirl Katie Lou Holland to Palmerston North next week to inspire Kiwi youth to join a worldwide movement.
  • 16 Jun 2016 - Radio, Online
    New play pushes for changes to Youth Court
    A play pushing for the youth court to cover 17 and 18 year olds too, has proved authentic enough for a judge, and persuasive enough for the head of the youth wing of the National Party.
  • 16 Apr 2014 - Online, Magazine
    Young People's Voices in the Smokefree Revolution
    Tobacco Control Update editorial, recounting the success of the Smokefree It's My Life research project
  • 11 Sep 2014 - Radio, Online
    Volcanic Eruption Detection System Mount Ruapehu
    Our Changing World on Radio New Zealand, story about volcanic warning systems including Massey University communication research project.
  • 10 Jun 2016 - Television, Online
    Play examines realities of youth in adult justice
    Youth justice is being put under the spotlight in a new stage show by a group of Massey University students.
  • 08 Jun 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    Massey performance examines youth justice
    Massey University performance examines the disparities in justice for young offenders
  • 08 Jan 2017 - Magazine, Online
    Fine lines in teen justice
    JustSpeak director Dr Katie Bruce writes about youth justice, and the Massey University play JustUs, in Education Today
  • 05 Nov 2013 - Television
    It's My Life on TV1 Breakfast
    Interview on Breakfast about Smokefree It's My Life research project
  • 05 Jul 2016 - Online
    Creativity key to making world a better place
    More than 180 secondary school pupils and teachers from Dargaville to Christchurch gathered at Massey University’s Wellington campus for the first creative activism conference.
  • 04 Nov 2013 - Television
    Smokefree It's My Life on TV3 News
    Interview on TV3 news about Smokefree It's My Life Research Project
  • 01 Nov 2013 - Newspaper, Online
    Campaign to stop youth smoking
    A "for youth, by youth" anti-smoking campaign was launched today in a bid by Massey University to prevent young people from lighting up.
  • 01 Jan 2014 - Radio
    Radio interviews on Newstalk ZB
    Newstalk ZB interviewed multiple members of the smokefree It's My Life research team including Elspeth Tilley in 2015, Janaya Soma in 2014 and Katie Lou Holland in 2013
  • 01 Jan 2013 - Newspaper
    Newspaper coverage of It's My Life
    Multiple news items throughout 2013 and 2014 reported on the Smokefree It's My Life research project including the youth competition, the winners, and the survey results showing smoking change. Newsp

Head of School

Associate Professor Jenny Lawn

Email: J.M.Lawn@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6337

Administration staff

Joanne Ervine
Senior Administrator - Auckland
Email: J.Ervine@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6909

Janet Lowe
Business Services Manager - Manawatu
Email: J.M.Lowe@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7752

Julie McKenzie
Academic Programme Administrator
Email: J.A.McKenzie@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7421

Anne Meredith
Academic Programme Administrator - "Writing Papers"
Email: A.M.Meredith@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7548

College of Humanities and Social Sciences support staff

Claire Grant
Shared Campus Secretary - Wellington
Email: C.Grant@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 04 979 3597

Claire Jowsey
Shared Campus Secretary - Auckland
Email: C.Jowsey@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 212 7057

Marissa Penfold
Shared Campus Secretary - Auckland
Email: M.Penfold@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6086

Honorary research fellows

These academics are honorary research fellows of our school:

Dr Doreen D'Cruz
Dr Judith Dell Panny
Professor Russell Poole
Dr John Ross

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