Dr Komathi Kolandai-Matchett

Komathi Kolandi 2014

Research Officer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext 8164

Email: komathi.kolandai@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT (Room AR 429)
North Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote, Auckland
New Zealand

Postal Address:
AUT 
North Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Qualifications:

PhD Mass Communication
MSc. Environmental Science
BSc. (Hons.) Fishery Science
DipSc. Fisheries

Teaching Areas:

Guest lectures:
  • Program evaluation methods at Auckland University of Technology
  • Special topics - Media Communications (sustainability, environmental issues); Sustainable consumption; Advertising and consumerism at University of Canterbury and Lincoln University

Education and training in non-academic settings:
  • Outdoor environmental education
  • Environmental education training for teacher trainers and journalists

Research Areas:

Komie has over 14 years of research and evaluation experience across a number of fields including:
  • Gambling and addictions
  • Education / training
  • Mass media communications
  • Sustainability science
  • Spirituality and environmental behaviour
  • Agricultural sustainability
  • Aquatic science - aquaculture and marine biology
  • Fisheries policy / wetlands governance

Komie joined Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) Gambling and Addictions Research Centre (GARC) in 2013.  Her role in managing research projects includes planning and implementing research and evaluations and seeing these through to completion.  She has also supervised gambling and addiction-related student research and delivered guest lectures at AUT on evaluation methods.

Prior to her current focus on research, her previous positions with international NGOs and private tertiary education providers included staff management, lobbying and advocacy, media relations and communications, and advertising and marketing.

Publications:

Bellringer, M., Garrett, N., Kolandai-Matchett, K., & Abbott, M. (2015). Offshore gambling by New Zealanders study. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology, Gambling and Addictions Research Centre.

Kolandai-Matchett, K., Bellringer, M., Landon, J., & Abbott, M. (2015). Evaluation of problem gambling public health services: An analysis of provider progress reports. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology, Gambling and Addictions Research Centre.

Kolandai-Matchett, K., Bellringer, M., Landon, J., Mundy-McPherson, S., Abbott, M., & Bailey, M. (2015). Evaluation of problem gambling interventions and public health services: A review of literature. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology, Gambling and Addictions Research Centre.

Kolandai-Matchett, K., Landon, J., Bellringer, M., Garrett, N., Mundy-McPherson, S., Abbott, M., Haapu, B., & Cumming, S. (2015). Evaluation and clinical audit of problem gambling intervention and public health services. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology, Gambling and Addictions Research Centre.

Disley, B., Weston, B., Kolandai-Matchett, K. & Peirce, P. V. (2011) Evaluation of the use of the Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support (SCERTS) Framework in New Zealand, Professional Practice Unit, Special Education. Wellington: Ministry of Education.

Saunders C, Kaye-Blake, W., Campbell, R., Dalziel, P and Kolandai-Matchett, K. (2010) Capital Based Sustainability Indicators as a Possible Way for Measuring Agricultural Sustainability, ARGOS Research Report No. 10/02, Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability.

Kolandai-Matchett, K. (2009) Mediated Communication of ‘Sustainable Consumption’ in the Alternative Media: A Case Study Exploring a Message Framing Strategy. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 33, 113-125.

Kolandai-Matchett, K. (2009) News Media Communication of Sustainability and the Environment: An Exploration of Approaches to Improvement. VDM Publishing Ltd. Germany.

Kolandai-Matchett, K., Spellerberg, I., Buchan, G.D. and Early, N. (2009) Sustainability in Journalism Education: Assessment of a Trial Module in New Zealand. Applied Environmental Education & Communication. 8(3-4): 204-215.

Saunders C, Kolandai, K. Greer, G., Kaye-Blake, W. & Sorensen, L. (2009) An application of agri-environmental indicators to panels of New Zealand farms. Aspects of Applied Biology, 93: 139-142

Oh, E.J.V., Ratner, B.D., Bush, S.R., Kolandai, K. and Too, T.Y. (2005) Wetlands Governance in the Mekong Region: Country Reports on the Legal-Institutional Framework and Economic Valuation of Aquatic Resources. WorldFish Center, Malaysia.

Awards:

Doctoral Research Award (BRCSS Network, NZ), 2007
Doctoral Scholarship Award (University of Canterbury, NZ), 2004
Fellowship Award for Environmental Studies (BFSD, Germany), 2004
Spirit of the Land Award 2002 (honouring leaders in environmental education)
The Swedish Malaysian Scholarship Award, 1998
NZODA Post Graduate Scholarship; 1998 (declined).

Last updated: 16-May-2017 2.01pm

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