Rosemary Brewer

Programme Leader (Student Matters) Bachelor of Communication Studies

Phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 8453



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

Teaching Areas:

145701 Interpersonal Communication

146739 Professional Communication

147723 Persuasive Communication

Research Areas:

1998 - 2001. Teaching academic writing, with a focus on assessment

2006 - present. Gossip in women's magazines as an indicator of social change

Current Research Projects:

Discourse analysis of a range of New Zealand newspaper and magazine articles to determine changing attitudes to divorce.  My particular focus is on the New Zealand Woman's Weekly.


"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.

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