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Prof Chris Gallavin

Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor

CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Teaching and Supervision

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Leuatea Iosefa - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Significance of Culture and Cultural Factors in New Zealand's Criminal Law: A Multicultural Approach to Criminality and Culpability

Media and Links


  • 27 Jul 2016 - Online, Radio, Video, Newspaper
    Faces of Innocents: Why our murder and manslaughte
    Podcast interview with Stuff as part of their 'Faces of Innocence' series. With more than 9000 views this podcast played a significant part in the public debate over the appropriateness of New Zealand
  • 25 Oct 2015 - Television, Radio, Online
    Breakfast - New Zealand Police close to bad faith
    Critical commentary on the actions of the police in misleading the court as part of an undercover investigation.
  • 21 Sep 2015 - Newspaper, Television, Radio, Online
    Dotcom Heads to Court
    Representative media comment of the dozens of interviews i have given to the media on the Dotcom case. Regarded as New Zealand go-to academic on the details of the Dotcom case my comments have helped
  • 19 Sep 2016 - Newspaper, Television, Radio, Online
    Justice System Classist, not racist
    Another representative interview of the near 1000 media interviews across all media that I have given in the past 6 years. This interview played a significant part on the public discussion of the posi
  • 17 Nov 2017 - Television
    Watson would need to pull a rabbit of the hat
    Commentary on the Scott Watson case and chances of him securing a pardon as a result of an application for the royal prerogative of mercy
  • 15 Jun 2016 - Newspaper, Television, Radio, Online
    Teina Pora's compensation slammed as 'woefully ina
    This interview is representative of more than two dozen media interviews that i conducted on the Tena Pora case from the filing of the initial appeal through to the resolution of the compensation case
  • 15 Jul 2015 - Newspaper, Television, Radio, Online
    Richard Neville suing police
    A representative interview of the hundreds given over the past 6 years on various issues involving the criminal justice system of New Zealand. In this interview I spend considerable time explaining th
  • 02 Aug 2016 - Magazine, Television, Radio, Online
    David Bain Payout Sensible
    As the lead academic commentator in the media on all aspects of the David Bain case, this TV interview is representative of the dozens of media interviews i have given on this case over the past 6 yea

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