Man Hau Liev

Senior Lecturer; Programme Leader of Living in New Zealand

Phone: 021 162 6263
Address: 251 Massey Road, Mangere, Auckland


Man Hau Liev brings personal experience as a refugee to his work and interactions with students, having escaped from Cambodia in 1980.

He teaches English literacy in the adult section, and Man Haus interests are in literacy resource development, refugee adaptation and mental health, and refugee ethnic identity.

Man Hau has written and published various articles and research papers related to the resettlement of refugees from Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kosovo, Laos, and Vietnam. Man Hau received a PhD from the University of Auckland in 2009.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies
  • Auckland University (2008) Auckland, New Zealand
  • Master of Philosophy in Development Studies (Honour)
  • Auckland University (1997), Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Management Studies
    University of Waikato (1987), Hamilton, New Zealand

Research areas:

  • Refugee resettlement, adaption and integration
  • Community development

Teaching areas:

Refugee education:
  • Teach adult literacy 
  • Living in New Zealand


  • Adaptation of Cambodian Refugees in New Zealand: Achievement, Cultural Identity, and Community Development, VDM Verlag Dr Muller, USA, 2008.
  • Approach to Welbeing of Cambodians in New Zealand Khmer Kiwis and their Khmer Buddhist Transnational Community, in Looking Back Moving Forward Refugee Health and Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand, Ed. M Abbott & S Nayar, AUT University, 2011.
  • Cambodians, in Settlers and Migrant Peoples of New Zealand, Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, 2006
  • Community Development with Refugee Communities with Love M Chile, Sue Elliot and Tito Hilton, in Community Development, Ed. Love M Chile, Dunmore Press, 2007 
  • Refugees from Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam, in Immigration & National Identity, Ed. S Greif, Dunmore Press, 1995

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