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University of Waikato: Bachelor of Arts, 1972
Hamilton Teachers' College: Diploma in Teaching, 1973
University of Auckland: Master of Arts (1st class honours in English) 1996
AUT University: Graduate Certificate in Research and Analysis, 2000
145701 Interpersonal Communication
146739 Professional Communication
147723 Persuasive Communication
1998 - 2001. Teaching academic writing, with a focus on assessment
2006 - present. Gossip in women's magazines as an indicator of social change
"Wielding the red pen: a consideration of readings about the summative assessment of student writing and their application to NZ Business Communication classes" Communication Journal of New Zealand, Vol2 No1, June 2001.
"The 'goss' on Paul and Heather: attitudes to celebrity and divorce in three New Zealand women's magazines" Pacific Journalism Review, Vol15, Issue 1, May 2009.