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Teaching Training
Ph.D Cultural & Audiovisual Policy 2002

School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK

Thesis: Culture, Identity & Television in France

Fieldwork: Université Stendhal (Institut de la Communication et des Médias) Grenoble & Council of Europe (Cultural & Audiovisual Policy Division), Strasbourg


MA Communication Studies 1991

Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds, UK.

Thesis: British Film Industry


BA Social & Behavioural Sciences 1990

Communication Studies: North College, Thessaloniki, Greece

2010    Building a research culture and capacity and the place of postgraduate students within this  by Phil Race, Leeds Metropolitan   
            University, workshop for postgraduate supervisors, Unitec, Auckland 26 July

2010    Assessing postgraduate students - especially in the context of the 'learning strategy' by Sally Brown, Leeds Metropolitan    

            University, workshop for postgraduate supervisors, Auckland 26 July


2010   Supervising Research Students, workshop, Postgraduate Centre, UNITEC, March


1996    Working with Groups, training course, University of Stirling, Educational Policy & Development, April


1995    Working with Students in Seminar and Tutorial Settings & Assessing Students Learning, Training Courses, Staff Development, Stirling University, Oct.

Professional Development

Badge earned: Engaging with Pacific - Mauri Oho/Emerging.
"The earner of this badge is able to compare cultural differences through the Pacific lens to enhance their professional practice. Skills obtained: Cultural Differences, Engaging with Pacific, Pacific Lens, Pacific Values". Unitec-Te Pukenga.


Certificate of Prof. Dev.: Stepping Into Governance Workshop for Ethnic Communities - Governance NZ, Migrant Careers Support Trust, and Women on Boards


Work that Reconnects Facilitators Program /Deep Ecology Certified Facilitator, 2022


Mastering Positive Psychology, a science-based online course by Positive Psychology, certificate of completion, August 2020.

Pluralism for Resilient Societies, UCA 20 hours certificate program, August 2020.

Core Coaching and Mentoring Skills, ILM Endorsed Foundation Program: Wild Goose at Findhorn Foundation College, Scotland, 2018.

Coaching Certificate: ANZCAL, February 2018.


Transmedia workshop: How to created a sustainable story model and a story experience across different platforms by Alex Alexander, Auckland, 15-16 October, 2016.


Citizen Advocacy: A Human Rights-based approach, online course by Human Rights Education Associates, Oct-Dec 2014.


Participatory Video workshop: training obtained by PV trainer Dr Usha Harris, McQuarie University, Unitec Aug 28-30, 2013.


Oral history Certificate: training obtained by the National Library of NZ  in Wellington, September and October 2010.


Oral History Workshop: delivered by Megan Hatchinson, NZ representative of the International Association of Oral Historians, Unitec, NZ, August 07


Visiting Research Fellow: Journalism Department, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology Australia QUT, Dec-Jan 2004 Activities: Observed a Public Journalism Radio Project and conducted research on Australian Press Coverage of Papua New Guinea


Curriculum Development Workshop: First Caucasian Junior Faculty Development, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2003


Program Alumni Workshop: American Councils for International Education ACTR-ACCELS, Tbilisi, Georgia, November 22-23, 2002


Trainee: Council of Europe, Cultural Policy and Action Division, Strasbourg, France (April-Jun 200). Activities: Research on national policies for the New Information Technologies and Creativity project of the CoE, Evaluation and Updating of the web data-base on Information Society, Reviewing and Classification of official documentation for the Research Service of the division.


Summer University: Innovative Cultural Policies & Cultural Management in Countries in Transition,  Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 26 July – 6 August 1999


Summer School: Social Implications of the Information Society, European Media Institute, Dusseldorf, Germany, 11 – 22 August 1997

WTR facilitator certificate

Greek: native                          English: fluent                        French: advanced            

Spanish: intermediate            Italian: fair                        Melanesian Pidgin: basic

Russian: basic                     

Pacific Knowledge competency
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