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

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Dr Steve Elers has taught public relations, journalism, intercultural communication, and communication and tecnological change.  His research interests include the analysis of representations of Māori and indigenous peoples and culture in news media, public relations and advertising using critical theoretical approaches.  He has published in a range of communication journals, including Public Relations Review, Media International Australia, Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, China Media Research, and Intercultural Communication Studies.  His research and commentary pieces have been covered by Stuff.co.nz, NZ Herald, TVNZ, TV3 and Māori Television.

  • Dr Angela Feekery

    Dr Angela Feekery

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr Susan Fountaine

    Dr Susan Fountaine

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Associate Professor Elizabeth Gray

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Gray

    Associate Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I teach professional writing, editing and publishing at undergraduate level, and also undertake graduate supervision.  My research interests include women's journalism history, workplace communication competencies (particularly oral communication), and stakeholder communication for non-profit organisations.

  • 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 - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I am enthralled by psychology and human behaviour and bring these interests into my own research programme in health communication (particularly in the area of infant feeding, vaccination, and maternal mental health messages), stress and coping, and interpersonal communication. I have worked in the mental health field as a Specialist Services Coordinator and before I became a lecturer, was a full-time Project Manager of a large collaborative multi-city university-community research team. I enjoy working with both qualitative and quantitative data, and love when I can mix both in the same project!

  • 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

    I am a journalism academic and interested in the exploration of theoretical and practical issues in journalism to advance our understanding of the occupation from a truly global perspective. Specific areas of my interest include space and journalism, war news, migration news, environmental news, and sources of news. I explore issues pertaining to journalism from a broad social context with a particular focus on the dynamic of social power. I worked as a journalist for long in televisin, news magazine and news agency sectors, and served in a public information service.

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

    My academic teaching includes Marketing Consultancy and Marketing Research.  My research broadly encompasses branding methodolgies and public engagement with both science and markets. Specifically I research public perceptions of climate change, climate solutions, indigenous brands and private label brands. I am also General Manager of Consumer Insights Ltd., a market research company that is an incubator for top students to become trained in commercial research skills.

  • 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 consumer behaviour, food marketing and food labelling; country of origin labelling; and health and social research.

     

  • Philip Mecredy

    Philip Mecredy

    Assistant Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

  • Dr Niki Murray

    Dr Niki Murray

    Senior Lecturer - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    I am enthralled by psychology and human behaviour and bring these interests into my own research programme in health communication (particularly in the area of infant feeding, vaccination, and maternal mental health messages), stress and coping, and interpersonal communication. I have worked in the mental health field as a Specialist Services Coordinator and before I became a lecturer, was a full-time Project Manager of a large collaborative multi-city university-community research team. I enjoy working with both qualitative and quantitative data, and love when I can mix both in the same project!

  • Prof Malcolm Wright

    Prof Malcolm Wright

    Professor - School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Professor Malcolm Wright is the MSA Charitable Trust Chair in Marketing at Massey University.

Technical Staff

  • Nigel Lowe

    Nigel Lowe

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

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