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Professional Practice research submissions


Research for our Master of Professional Practice students is centred on an in-depth industry-relevant project, in virtually any discipline or sector. This can be carried out in an organisation a student works for or with, has a key functional relationship with, or in their self-employment. Students investigate the issue they have identified, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve the desired outcome.

Doctor of Professional Practice theses

Student name

Title of thesis

Date of award

Goode, Claire

An Excellent Adventure: Investigating the Stories of Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awardees

2021-08-21

Woodhouse, Adrian

Torn Identītīes: A Kāi Tahu Pūrākau of Whiteness

2021-06-28

Master of Professional Practice theses

Student name

Title of thesis

Date of award

Hessian, Andrea

Professional Identity and Anticipating Change

2021-02-10

Brown, Francesca

Leadership for Change in the Veterinary Industry

2021-02-03

Rice, Cat

Raising Awareness in the New Zealand Veterinary Profession of the Links Between Animal Abuse & Family Violence

2020-11-30

Mitchell, Carleen

Playcentre Leadership: A learning story

2020-05-12

Amrullah, Amir

International Students’ Home Culture’s Influence on Learning and Their Learning Model: The Reflection

2020-07-23

Nistor, Vera

Developing an experiential learning practice model for students at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus (OPAIC) to make use of in their further studies (based on ESOL learning strategies)

2020-06-30

 

Kane, Jared

The Art of Keeping Tigers - Organisational Vulnerability Profiling: Developing a model of hazard protection measures to reflect the efforts of an organisation in managing its vulnerabilities

2020-04-06

Oehley, Claire

Adolescent Career Clarity: Exploring career interventions from an adolescent perspective

2020-03-19

Dyachenko, Elena

The Advancement Towards Implementation of Electric Vehicles in New Zealand

2020-03-19

Pfyl, Daniel

Evaluate the effectiveness of project-based learning in a hospitality management programme for developing work-ready students

2019-12-10

Bradfield, Teresa

Clinical Governance, Organisational Culture, Leadership

2019-10-23

Fogarty-Perry, Barbara

Strategies that enhance resilience in parents of children with physical disability

2019-10-22

Jensen, Andy

Articulation of a (new, elevated) fourth level Insurance Broker professional status, with a case study in cyber insurance sales

2019-08-19

Wang, Wenling

Integrating positive psychology coaching approach with embodiment: an integrative coaching model

2019-08-15

Meyer, Bridget

How and Why Information should be Stored and Shared for People with High and Complex Support Needs 

2019-08-01

Kumeroa-Tichbon, Judith

Performance Management: Coaching for Performance

2019-07-19

Foketi, Chantelle

What are the elements of alternative education which encourage and allow support of at-risk youth to gain NCEA level one and pursue higher education

2019-07-18

Wilson, Richard

Developing a professional framework of practice within a project management environment

2019-07-01

Cortez, Sahlee

Using Reflective Practice as a Tool for Becoming a Facilitator in Reflective Education Practice

2019-06-28

Body, Simon

Movement Dysfunction: Diagnosis and correction processes for practitioners

2019-06-24

Munro, Laura

Influence of Social Media in Nutrition and Physical Activity Education

2019-06-24

Clark, Leeann

Managing challenging workplace behaviours constructively

2019-06-07

Forde, Kyle

Standards and Interoperability in Health IT

2019-04-15

Smith, Lindsay

The role of the Assessor in the Assessment Process

2019-02-05

Ede, Stephen

Identifying best practice in sport coaching and its application in coach education

2018-12-17

Budd, Hannah

Our people - a leadership development programme for Cardrona Alpine Resort

2018-12-17

Harlow, Hugh

How did I get here? A reflection on creativity and identity

2018-11-28

Vaughan, Jamie

Exploring role transition and professional identity in ICT

2018-10-26

Ellwood, Steve

Developing Pragmatic Learning Principles through Embedding Human-Centred Design

2018-10-15

Misken, Les

Three Paths to Grassroots Software Team Engagement

2018-10-10

Verma, Narinder

Fieldwork Policies and Processes - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy - A handbook for Fieldwork Lecturers

2018-09-19

Syme, Danny

The Rise of Circotica: Rebuilding an urban circus company in post-earthquake Christchurch

2018-08-08

Smidt, Amanda

Strategies for career education in New Zealand schools to foster 21st century career development

2018-07-23

Murray, Kiritapu

Animal Assisted Therapy with Young People in Aotearoa

2018-06-29

Parr, Agnieszka

Creative Development. Employing design in helping creative practitioners transition into a money-generating sustainable practice

2018-06-29

Thomas, Jeff

Curriculum Development and Delivery of Secondary Culinary Arts Programmes: Is there a Recipe for Success?

2018-02-21

Simmons, Michael

The Optimisation of Leadership Development

2017-12-11

Forbes, Alexa

How organisations disrupt ‘business as usual’ in response to exponential environmental and technological change and the relevance of this to mainstreaming sustainable practice

2017-08-24

Alexander, Rex

Safe steps

2017-06-29

Brooks, Tom

Blueprint Transferability of Police Best Practice in Iwi Family Conferencing

2017-04-21

Taylor, Gary

Leadership in reflective practice - strategies to encourage others to build a reflective community

2017-02-28

Whyte, Stewart

Blending Tikanga with Management for Effective Practice

2016-12-02

Karetai, Mawera Gina-Marie

The Introduction, Classification and Management of Marsupial Species (Trichosurus vulpecula and Marcropus eugenii) in the Bay of Plenty to December 2015

2016-10-19

McLoughlin, Nicholas Bryce

Change Management in Higher Education: Lessons Learnt from the Implementation of Problem Based Learning at Bahrain Polytechnic

2016-01-30

Woodhouse, Adrian

Culinary Arts Pedagogy: A Critical Enquiry into its Knowledge, Power and Identity Formation

2015-11-13

Allott, Paul

Raising the bar

2015-10-31

Hibbs, John

Anchors into Mindfulness

2015-10-16

Halstead, Aaron

Social Entrepreneurship: A Not-For-Profile Perspective

2015-07-27

McAleese, Shea

Central Hockey High Performance Review

2015-5-15

Cleland, Jordan

Cultivating a Culture of Innovation in Higher Education

 2014 - 10-03

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