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I have been at Massey since 1994 when I began as a first year student studying Applied Economics. I was a Graduate Assistant in 1998, an Assistant Lecturer from 1999-2001 and have been a Lecturer since 2002. I have taught several papers, predominantly principles and intermediate microeconomics papers. I have been fortunate to receive a number of Massey teaching awards throughout my career.
I am presently a member of the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE), and have been a member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) and the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite), and the Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ). I have presented research at several Australasian conferences, including TERNZ, HERDSA, SMAANZ and NZAE Annual Conferences.
I am presently coordinating and teaching the 115.106 Economics paper. I am also involved in the delivery of the 115.745 Economics - Applied and International paper in the Massey MBA programme.
My research interests are mainly in the economics of sport. My PhD in Economics examined the justification for public spending on sports events and stadiums in New Zealand. I was also involved in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) national research project 'Unlocking Student Learning' from 2006-2008, which involved the development of learning enhancement initiatives in large first year university papers. I am presently working with a colleague in the School of People, Environment and Planning on the role of rugby as a sustainable livelihood option in Fiji.
21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management
Field of research codes
Applied Economics (140200): Economics (140000): Public Economics- Public Choice (140213)
The economics of sports; the economics of sports events and facilities.
Principles and intermediate-level microeconomics.