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Dr Brian Tweed PhD,

Senior Lecturer

Doctoral Supervisor
Institute of Education


Contact details

  • Location: Level 5, Social Sciences Tower
    Campus: Palmerston North


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Victoria University (2016)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, Legitimation Code Theory Centre for Knowledge Building (Associate Member/Fellow) (2019)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Critical curriculum studies

Emancipatory education possibilities

Mathematics education

Critical sociology of education

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Education Systems (130100): Specialist Studies in Education (130300)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 1

Research Outputs


Tweed, B. (2021). The doing of curriculum mathematics: the case of an Indigenous Māori school in Aotearoa/New Zealand. British Journal of Sociology of Education. 42(5-6), 914-931
[Journal article]Authored by: Tweed, B.
Tweed, B. (2021). Indigenous Struggle With Mathematics Education in the New Zealand Context: From Neo-Liberal Ontology to Indigenous, Urban Ontologies?. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education. 14(2), 42-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Tweed, B.
Tweed, B. (2019). Kua tae mai a Tokotoko - me aha ahau? A Pākehā on the paepae?. Kairaranga.
[Journal article]Authored by: Tweed, B.


Vilanova Miranda De Oliveira, G., Te Maro, P., & Tweed, B. (2023). He waka eke noa: Indigenising initial and teacher education in Aotearoa New Zealand. In P. Singh, D. Heck, S. Heimans, & A. Ambrosetti (Eds.) Beyond Southern Theory and Teacher Education.. : Springer/ATEA
[Chapter]Authored by: Tweed, B., Vilanova Miranda De Oliveira, G.


Tweed, B., & Te Maro, P. (2019, September). Keynote address: Embracing Ako. Presented at Mathematics and Statistics Education Research Symposium
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tweed, B.
Tweed, B., & Te Maro, P.Quantitative Methods in Indigenous Educational Contexts: Using Legitimation Code Theory in the interfaces between quantitative, qualitative and kaupapa Māori research..
[Conference Other]Authored by: Tweed, B.
Tweed, B. (2021). Developing mathematical language: Key to conceptual development. In D. Martin, T. Fitspatrick, D. Itter, C. Lenard, T. Mills, & L. Milne (Eds.) Mathematics: Of prime importance. (pp. 240 - 249). : The Mathematical Association of Victoria Annual Conference 2009
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tweed, B.
Tweed, B. (2008). Mathematics in te reo Maori: Who needs English?. In J. Vincent, R. Pierce, & J. Dowsey (Eds.) Connected Maths. (pp. 366 - 377). Melbourne, Australia: The Mathematical Association of Victoria Annual Conference 2008
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tweed, B.


Tweed, B., & Bjork, C. (2022). Deadlines/Due dates as inequity generators - The emergence of pluriversities (Part 2). : Equity through Education Centre, Massey University, Auckland
[Internet publication]Authored by: Bjork, C., Tweed, B.
Tweed, B. (2021). Zombification and Disappearance – a challenge for educational research in 21st century Aotearoa (or is it New Zealand?). : NZARE/Ipu Kererū
[Internet publication]Authored by: Tweed, B.
Tweed, B. (2021). The emergence of pluriversities and the disappearance of the assignment: Inequity generation in Universities and what to do about it.. : EQUITY THROUGH EDUCATION CENTRE Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
[Internet publication]Authored by: Tweed, B.
Tweed, B., & Te Maro, P. (2020). Coronavirus and education: what the lockdown taught us.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Tweed, B.
Oliveira, GVM., & Tweed, B. (2020). Education crucial in overthrowing racism in New Zealand.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Tweed, B., Vilanova Miranda De Oliveira, G.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Danielle Hodson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Brown skin, white mask; How do colonised Māori wāhine authorise autonomous identities within white, academia? Critical hybridity, cultural identity and Kaupapa Māori.
  • Kim Hailwood - Doctor of Philosophy
    Parental involvement/engagement in New Zealand children’s education