Ph.D Cultural & Audiovisual Policy 2002
School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
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.
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
Greek: native English: fluent French: advanced
Spanish: intermediate Italian: fair Melanesian Pidgin: basic