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Caryn Hayes
Lecturer Caryn.Hayes@op.ac.nz

  Ehtasham Ghauri
Lecturer Ehtasham.Ghauri@op.ac.nz

Dr Ehtasham Ghauri joined Otago Polytechnic in April 2018. In addition to PhD in accounting from University of Otago, Ehtasham holds three postgraduate degrees, in marketing, business administration and strategic HRM. Prior to joining the OP, he has taught at the University of Otago and worked in global organisations such as Bristol Myers Squibb, UCB and LEK. His current teaching activities relate to accounting courses such as taxation, auditing and management accounting.
Ehtasham has also published in various management as well as accounting journals. His research interests include performance evaluation, employee attitude and behaviour, social influence, diversity and sustainability.

Publications and Research

Ghauri, E; Adler R. (2019) Performance Evaluation Social Influence and Academics Performance Behaviours. Eastern Academy of Management Meeting, Deleware, 8-11 May.

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  Helen Geytenbeek
Senior Lecturer Helen.Geytenbeek@op.ac.nz

Helen has a Hotel Management and Contract Catering background and has been with Otago Polytechnic for approximately twelve years. Her main role is in training students to recognise the needs of customers in any sector of the Hospitality/Tourism/Business Industry. Her passion is to enthuse other in gaining a sense of adventure for the travel and tourism industry but also a sense of personal excellence in the business industry as a whole. Her drive is to assist in producing graduates that can influence and help to make positive changes for the future of the industry.

Hilary Jenkins
Senior Lecturer Hilary.Jenkins@op.ac.nz

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  Lynn Brandham
Senior Lecturer Lynn.Brandham@op.ac.nz

Lynn is Senior Lecturer on the Certificate and Diploma in Applied Travel and Tourism programmes. She holds qualifications in travel and teaching and her employment background is in Travel Agency management. Lynn is passionate in encouraging students to have enthusiasm for learning all aspects of the travel and tourism industries.

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  Vijay Kumar
Lecturer Vijay.Kumar@op.ac.nz

Vijay, joined Otago Polytechnic in May 2019. Vijay is finishing his PhD in Tourism Management from University of Waikato, he holds a Masters degree in Tourism Management. Prior to joining the OP, he has taught Tourism, Hospitality and Business programs at New Education Group and worked in Tourism Industry for organisations such as Cox and Kings Ltd and Make My Trip. His current teaching activities relate to Tourism and Business Management courses such as tourism Enterprises, Tourism Marketing, Tourism planning, destination management and strategic management.His research interests include tourism destination management, cruise ship tourism, visitor behaviour, sustainable tourism and socio-cultural and economic impacts of tourism.

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  Lesley Smith
Assoc Director: Quality Services Lesley.Smith@op.ac.nz

After graduating with a BIT in 2000, Lesley worked in the roles of Senior Lecturer and Programme Manager before becoming the Head of School/College from 2007- 2018. In 2018 she transitioned into a new role of Associate Director: Quality Services, leading the Quality Services Team. QST provides support for academic teams in meeting our OP and NZQA quality standards, through self evaluation, the Annual Programme Review process, programme development and approvals and moderation cycles. There are many opportunities to work across all academic areas and campuses, always with a quality focus.

Publications and Research

Mann,S., Smith,L. & Smith, H. (2012) Request for collaborators: SQUAWK. in Lopez, M., Verhaart. M (eds) 25th Annual Computing and Information Technology Education and Research in New Zealand. Christchurch 7-10th Oct. p147

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  Anne Macleod
Senior Lecturer Anne.Macleod@op.ac.nz

Anne has been at Otago Polytechnic for a number of years. She teaches on the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) L3 and L4 program Anne is also involved in training, work based assessment and flexible delivery. Having a sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher. Anne's speciality area is in Computer Software for Administration.

  Chris Fraser
Lecturer Chris.Fraser@op.ac.nz

Chris is a lecturer at the School of Applied Business. Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and a Master of Business Administration, both from Otago. Over the last 15 years he has alternated between operating his own management consulting business and working as a senior manager in the New Zealand health sector. Roles he has held in the health sector include senior advisor to the Minister of Health and General Manager of Planning and Funding for the Southern District Health Board. Chris commenced part time lecturing at the Otago Polytechnic in 2011.

Publications and Research

Osborne, P., Atkins, S., Schaddelee, M., Lion, K. and Fraser, C. (2014) Problem based learning at Otago Polytechnic: developing a research programme. Workshop at the Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference, SIT, Invercargill, 1-3 October.

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Craig West
Senior Lecturer Craig.West@op.ac.nz

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  Julie Notman
Senior Lecturer Julie.Notman@op.ac.nz

Julie has been teaching at Otago Polytechnic since 1994. She teaches in the Business School on the Business Administration programmes including Xcellerate and the Diploma of Executive Administration. As a trained, registered teacher, she has gained industry experience and taught in secondary schools and business colleges in Dunedin and London. She is passionate about teaching and learning, future education at all stages of life and the opportunities that Otago Polytechnic has to offer.

  Lesley Gill
Principal Lecturer Lesley.Gill@op.ac.nz

Lesley is a Principal Lecturer in the College of Enterprise and Development, with a training emphasis on Leadership, Human Resource Development, and Organisational Behaviour, as well as providing supervision for Internship projects. Lesley also supports Otago Polytechnic staff through Resilience workshops.The focus of Lesley's research is emotional intelligence, which predominantly spans resilience, self-awareness and empathy training design, with a successful portfolio of national and international publications and conferences. Emotional intelligence is a key set of abilities that helps people manage change and interpersonal relationships in their life.

Publications and Research

Atkins, S., Gill, L.J., Schaddelee, M., & Tonny, T. (2018) Gathering sufficient talent for the upcoming generation’s defining and looming catastrophe: A global shortage of drinkable water. Discussion session at the 29th International Congress for Applied Psychology/Montreal.

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  Marje Schaddelee - Student Success Dunedin
Learning Advisor Marje.Schaddelee@op.ac.nz

Marjolein (Marje) grew up in the Netherlands and worked in Human Resource Management in London before moving to New Zealand. After working as an HR manager for a number of years, she joined Otago Polytechnic's School of Business as a Senior Lecturer. Marje developed research interests in the areas of project-based learning, organisational learning, human resources and organisational behaviour. These have paved the way for her most recent research on the topic of empathy in the workplace. Marje currently works as an Academic Learning Advisor at Student Success, Otago Polytechnic.

Publications and Research

Schaddelee, M. & McConnell. C. (2018) Analysing student perceptions to enhance engagement: An interdisciplinary project- based learning programme. Journal of International Education in Business, Volume: 11 Issue: 2.

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  Phil Osborne
Principal Lecturer Phil.Osborne@op.ac.nz

This description is unashamedly stolen from (http://eropei.blogspot.co.nz), you should have a look...
"I'm always on the lookout for wisdom. I collect it. My hope is that a little rubs off on me. The great thing is, there's more wisdom than I can ever find, so it's a pretty secure job. As I get older, I may be able to contribute as well as collect. Mashup a little of what I've collected into something new. Add it to the commons. Expand wealth

Connect with me on LinkedIn : linkedin.com/in/otagophilly

Publications and Research

Osborne, P. (2017) Taking the plunge: diving into self-assessment. Assessing Learning Conference, Otago Polytechnic, 29 Nov - 1 Dec.

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  Rachel Byars
Principal Lecturer Rachel.Byars@op.ac.nz

Rachel has a background in both hotel and food and beverage management, both in New Zealand and overseas. She has qualifications in Hotel and Food and Beverage Management, a Masters of Education (Adult) and a Graduate Certificate in E-learning. She teaches on the Diploma and Degree programmes, across management subjects as well as the Tourism and Event majors.

Publications and Research

Mann, S., Allen, E., Ker, G., Byars, R., Thompson, M., & Jenkins, H. (2014) Mobile devices to increase student engagement in constructivist tertiary vocational education during #NPF14LMD. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference (ASCILITE), Dunedin, November.

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  Sharleen Howison
Principal Lecturer Sharleen.Howison@op.ac.nz

Sharleen holds a Doctorate in Education through Griffith University Brisbane, and has lectured in stage 1,2 and 3 papers for the Bachelor of Applied Management in Management and the Tourism and Event Majors. She teaches students about Destination Management, Tourism Industry Enterprises, Event Marketing and Sponsorship and NZ Organisations. Sharleen has also supervised on the 3rd year Cooperative Education project. She has also been the Maori and Pacific Island contact and Moderation Coordinator for the Business degree and diploma in the College of Art, Design and Architecture. Her research interests are focused on Indigenous Tourism, Cultural tourism and impacts in the tourism and events industry globally. Currently she is working from the Central Otago Campus in Cromwell delivering the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management Level 7.

Publications and Research

Howison, S., Higgins-Desboilles, F., & Sun, S. (2017) Storytelling in tourism: Chinese visitors and Maori hosts in New Zealand. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Volume 28, Issue 3, 2017.

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  Stephen Atkins
Principal Lecturer Stephen.Atkins@op.ac.nz

Stephen is Research Coordinator (Business) in the College of Art, Design, & Architecture. He lectures in business research methods, societal/ethical issues in business management, and organisational behaviour. Stephen's research interests include personality-fit-in-the-workplace, cross-cultural/mixed-methods R&D for career-guidance, and cognitions for social marketing. He also undertakes teamwork optimisation and team mission analysis in regards to humanitarian projects overseas and more-generally, volunteer staffing research.

Publications and Research

Atkins, S., Gill, L.J., Schaddelee, M., & Tonny, T. (2018) Gathering sufficient talent for the upcoming generation’s defining and looming catastrophe: A global shortage of drinkable water. Discussion session accepted at the 29th International Congress for Applied Psychology/Montreal.

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Programme Managers / Coordinators / Professors

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Emma Hogg
Head of Business Programmes Emma.Hogg@op.ac.nz


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Rob Broadley
Systems Administrator Rob.Broadley@op.ac.nz