Dr Jennie Billot
Phone: 09 921 9694
5th floor Building (Room WA514)
Wellesley St East
Private Bag 92006
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- PhD Auck, BSc(Hons) Lond., CertEd. Lough.
- PhD Auckland
- Bachelor of Science, Honours, London
- Certificate of Education (postgraduate), Loughborough.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
- New Zealand Educational Administration And Leadership Society (NZEALS)
- Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM).
- AUT Postgraduate Research Education Leader
- Deputy Director: AUT Institute of Culture Discourse & Communication
- Research Director of the World Internet Project (New Zealand)
- Postgraduate Research Director: Unitec
- Programme Director (Masters)
- Senior lecturer of undergraduate and postgraduate: Education & Research Methods
- Director: Centre for Educational Research; Evaluation Centre; Institutes for Educational Leadership
- Independent consultant
- Educational Review Office (ERO) reviewer and researcher
- Lecturer: Geography
- Secondary: Teacher, Head of Department; Associate Dean.
- Visiting academic at Queensland University of Technology and University of Calgary.
- Member of numerous research, academic and consultative committees as well as university working parties.
- Convenor chair of conferences and educational leadership executive residential programmes.
- Supervisor of doctoral students and internal external examiner of theses (varied disciplines).
- Editorial roles for educational journals.
Masters level courses: Education, Educational Leadership
Teaching and Learning
Undergraduate & Postgraduate Research Methods & Design
Postgraduate supervision and student research
- Educational leadership (schooling, tertiary, professional development)
- Higher Education
- Tertiary research cultures
- Identity (particularly in schooling and academic contexts)
- Postgraduate supervision
International collaboration and research have been germane to my development as an academic. As a research project director I have evaluated educational issues (for example home-schooling and school review), the use of the Internet in New Zealand (the project is part of an international consortium of 30 countries) and the impact of the Internet on social well-being.
Further studies involved school programmes for children at risk, children as viewers within broadcasting and language development strategies to enhance student success. I currently mentor a project that examines the impact of technology on tertiary teaching.
My personal research interests include educational leadership, the role of school principals, principal preparation and challenges in schools of increasing ethnic diversity.
Journal editorships and reviewing within higher education and leadership, policy and practice have supported these fields. Other interests include academic identity, mentoring, postgraduate education and supervision, and tertiary research cultures.
Current Research Projects:
- Enhancement of a postgraduate research environment and culture
- The Impact of the video conferencing environment on teacher cognition
- The role of the mentoring supervisor
- The scholarship of academic leadership
- The supervisory community of practice.
- Goodwin, I., Smith, N., Sherman, K., Crothers, C., Billot, J., & Smith, P. (2009). Internet Use in New Zealand: Implications for Social Change. In G. Cardoso, A. Cheong & J. Cole, (Eds.), World Wide Internet: Changing Societies, Economies and Cultures, (pp. 624-655). Macao: University of Macao Press.
- Billot, J., & Codling, A. (2011). Lost in translation: Aligning strategies for research. Journal of Higher Education Management and Policy, 23(3), 93-113.
- Xiaomin, J., Kumar, R., Billot, J., & Smith, R. (2011). Developing research skills and capability in higher education: Combining collaborative research with mentoring. Journal of Educational Leadership Policy & Practice, 26(1), 42-55.
- Billot, J. (2011). The changing research context: Implications for leadership. Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management, 33(1), 37-46.
- Billot, J. (2010). The imagined and the real: Revealing the current tensions for academic identity. Higher Education, Research and Development, 29(6), 709-721.
- Crothers, C., & Billot, J. (2010). The New Zealand Internet Project: Marrying a global survey with local funding. New Zealand Sociology, 25(2), 150-158.
- Billot, J. (2008). Increasing ethnocultural diversity in New Zealand: Implications for school leadership. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice. 23(2), 86-96.
- Billot, J. (2008). Forming school identities in the context of increasing community diversity. International Journal of the Humanities, 6(1), 91-97.
- Billot, J. (2007). Deconstructing the concept of leadership in schools of ethnocultural diversity. International Journal of Learning, 14(2), 257-263.
- Billot, J. (2007) Bringing Others into Us: School leadership meeting the politics of identity International Journal of Diversity, 7(2), 86-89.
- Billot, J. (2007). Leading schools within ethnic communities. Leadership in Focus, 6, 4-5.
- Billot, J., Goddard, J. T., & Cranston, N. (2007) Principals’ decision-making in a web of ethnocultural diversity: Learnings from three countries. International Studies in Educational Administration, 35(2), 3-19.
- Goddard, J. T., Cranston, N., & Billot, J. (2006). Making it work: Identifying the challenges of collaborative international research. The International Electronic Journal of Leadership in Learning (IEJLL) 10(11), www.ucalgary.ca/~iejll/.
- Billot, J., & Yielder, J. (2005) Research methods for health professionals. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, 7(2), 48-59.
- Billot, J. (2005). Meeting the challenges of school diversity. Journal of the Secondary Principals Association of New Zealand (SPANZ), Aug/Sept, 9-14.
- Billot, J. (2005). Islands apart: leadership studies in two island states. Educational Forum, 69(4), 392-404.
- Billot, J. (2005). Leadership in context: observations from two island communities. Management in Education, 19(5), 28-31.
- Billot, J. (2004). Focusing on Pacific Island Leadership: A Study in Tonga. Managing Education Matters, 7(1). 2-4.
- Billot, J. (2003). If you had your time again? Principal Matters, 54, 10-11Cranston, N., Ehrich, L. C., & Billot, J. (2003). The secondary school principalship in Australia and New Zealand: An investigation of changing roles. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2(3), 159-188.
- Billot, J. (2003). The real and the ideal: the role and workload of secondary principals in New Zealand. International Studies in Educational Administration, 31(1), 33-49.
- Cranston, N., Ehrich, L. C., & Billot, J. (2003). Australian and New Zealand secondary school principals: role and workload. Perspectives on Educational Leadership, 13(2), 1-2.
- Fitzgerald, T., & Billot, J. (2002). Shaping the next generation of principals in New Zealand. Headship Matters, 16, 13-15.
- Billot, J. M. (2002). Falling between the real and the ideal: the role of the New Zealand principal. Management in Education, 16(4), 28-30.
- Billot, J. M. (2002). Examining the role and workload of secondary principals in New Zealand. Journal of the Secondary Principals Association of New Zealand (SPANZ), 14-18.
- Billot, J. (2002). New Zealand’s Institute for Educational Leadership: Principal Matters, 52, 9-10. Also: Prime Focus, Journal for Australian Primary School Leaders, 31, 5-7.
- Billot, J. (2001). New Zealand: challenges for principals under Tomorrows Schools. Perspectives on Educational Leadership; 11(5), 1-2.
- Billot, J. (2001). Do principals matter? Principal Matters, Journal for Secondary School Leaders. 49, 18-19.
- Billot, J. (2001). An executive management programme for principals in New Zealand. The Queensland Principal, 27(5), 5-7.
- Billot, J. M. (2001). International directions for school principal training. New Zealand’s response. New Zealand Journal of Educational Administration. 16, 1-7.
- Billot, J., & Codling, A. (2011). The tertiary research milieu: Agile management for positive engagement. In K. Krause, M. Buckridge, C Grimmer, & S. Purbrick-Illek, (Eds.), Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education, 34 (pp. 50 – 60).
- Billot, J. (2009). Collaborative research: Enhancing the process. In H. Hamerton & Mercer, C. (Eds.), Research that works: Successful collaborations, Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics of New Zealand. Tauranga, 2-3 October 2008. Wellington: Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics.
- Billot, J., & Smith, R. (2008, November-December). Changing academic identity as a result of policy actions. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Changing climates: Education for sustainable futures conference. Brisbane, 30 November – 4 December.
- Billot, J. (2008). Towards an Ethic of Inclusion: Leadership in Schools of Diversity. New Zealand Educational Administration & Leadership Society (NZEALS) International Conference, “Enhancing the Heart : Enriching the Mind”. April 30-May 3, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Billot, J. (2008) Meeting school diversity with leadership of difference. International Conference on Education, Economy and Society. Proceedings (CD, Volume 1, pp. 236-247),17-19 July, Paris, France.
- Billot, J., & Smith, R. (2008). Changing academic identity as a result of policy actions. International Conference on Education, Economy and Society. Proceedings (CD, Volume 1, pp. 248-259),17-19 July, Paris, France.
- Billot, J., & Smith, R. (2007). Research in progress: Mapping the terrain of two applied institutional research cultures. Australian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) Conference, Change, Evidence & Implementation: Improving Higher Education in Uncertain Times conference, November 27-30, Sydney, Australia. (Refereed Abstract and Full Paper).
- Billot, J. (2007). Project and Process: What engenders effective research? NZARE: Manaakitanga: Feel the Spirit Proceedings on CD entitled: "NZARE National Conference 2006 - Papers" ISSN 1176-4902.
- Billot, J. (2007). Individualistic leadership: Responding to challenging contexts. NZARE: Manaakitanga: Feel the Spirit Proceedings on CD entitled: "NZARE National Conference 2006 - Papers" ISSN 1176-4902.
- Goddard, J. T., Billot., & Cranston, N. (2006). Decision-making by school principals: The impact of ethnocultural diversity. Paper presented at the CCEAM Annual Conference: Recreating Linkages between Theory and Praxis in Educational Leadership. 12-17 October, Cyprus. Conference proceedings:.CD: Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus.
- Billot, J., Goddard, J. T., & Cranston, N. (2006). (refereed proceedings) Critical reflections on international collaborative research. In A. Bunker & Vardi, I. (Eds.), Critical Visions: Thinking, learning and researching in Higher Education (CD ed., pp. 43-49). Perth: Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia. Paper presented at the HERDSA conference, 10-13 July, Perth.
- Billot, J. M. (2002). Women’s leadership through agency. Women as School Executives: Research and Reflections on Educational Leadership (monograph chapter). Texas Council of Women School Executives. 10-15.
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- Billot, K., & Billot, J. (2011). Literature review on sexual content in television programmes with particular regard to children. Commissioned study for the Broadcasting Standards Authority.
- Billot, J., Crothers, C., & Gibson, A. (2010). Internet and Society Panel Project. The impact of participation and use of social networking sites on well-being and life satisfaction. Auckland: AUT University.
- Billot, J. (2003). Being a Principal in the Pacific: A Case Study Report on Tonga. Commissioned by Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM).
- Billot, J. (2003). Being a Headteacher in an Island State: A Case Study Report on Jersey. Department of Education, Jersey, Channel Islands.
- Billot, J. (1998). Quality of Homeschooling in New Zealand. Ministerial Report on behalf of Education Review Office (ERO).
- Billot, J., & Smith, P. (June, 2011). The World Internet Project: Researching the use of the Internet in New Zealand. Presentation at the NetHui conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
- 2007 New Zealand Educational Administration And Leadership Society (NZEALS) President's Award For Meritorius Research and Scholarship.
- 1995 Federation of University Women Research Fellowship.
- Aeronautical award (aged 16): the Scheel-Bauer trophy for the youngest solo pilot.