Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extension 8442
Rm WH 516
AUT Wellesley Street
MIHM, BA, Dip.CA,GRD CCA
- Linguistic progression
- Contemporary gastronomy
- Vocabulary profiling
Current Research Projects:
Exit Interviews of students in bachelor hospitality programmes: were they satisfied Neill, Williamson, Haigh, Kirkness, & Lester
- Weekly Radio presentation …The Dining Detective on easymix radio 98.2 (3 years)
- The Breakfast Show August 2008
- March Research Consultation for National Radio's What's Up … Shouting a Round …a discussion on NZ's unique or not reciprocal drinking
- August Research Consultation for National Radio’s What’s Up … The History and Origins of the Lunch
- April Research Consultation for National Radio's What's Up…The Evolution Use and Etiquette of the Toothpick
- August Radio New Zealand National with Jim Mora
- August Radio FM Waikato with Nick Trott
- August Newstalk ZB Christchurch with Ali Jones
- August Hokonui Gold with Kelly Burdon
- August More FM Dunedin with Damian Newell
- August Classic Hits Waitaki with Joel Palmer
- October Topshelf Television / John Palino The White lady Get's a make-over.
- Consultant for boxing scenes in NZ movie production commencing 2009
- Publication of The Great New Zealand Pie Cart Hachette. Livre / Hodder Moa Beckett Released 2008 August. By August 31st: #7 NZ best seller, #2 Hachette Livre best seller
- FoodService, September / October 2008. What Ever Happened to New Zealand's Pie Carts?
- The Aucklander, September 2008. Who Ate All The Pies?.
- The Australian Journal of Folklore: The Great New Zealand Pie Cart by J.S. Ryan August 2008
Conferences / Research Output
- Unlocking Student Learning : The impact of teaching and learning enhancement initiatives(TLEIs) on first year students. Neil Haigh, Lindsay Neill, Alison Kirkness, Lorraine Parker, Jim Lester, Peter Gossman, Kogi Naidoo
- Evaluating reading material for first year university students. Alison Kirkness, Lindsay Neill & Kogi Naidoo. Paper presented at the HERDSA Conference 2007 in Adelaide, Australia. (Double blind peer reviewed process)
- The linguistically diverse class: A teacher's perspective. Alison Kirkness & Lindsay Neill. Paper presented at the Language Education, Diversity Conference 2007 at University of Waikato and at the Asdunz Conference 2007 in Auckland, NZ (joint presentation)
- Selecting reading texts for a diverse community of learners. Alison Kirkness, Peter Gossman, Lindsay Neill. Paper presented at HERDSA Conference 2008 in Rotorua (double blind peer reviewed)
- Selecting appropriate reading materials: comparing the lexical demands of a textbook and a journal article. Alison Kirkness & Lindsay Neil. Paper presented at the Language Issues in English medium universities conference in Hong Kong at the University of Hong Kong, June 2008.
- A further paper will be presented at the Annual Conference of Community Languages and English for speakers of Other Languages (CLESOL), October, 2008. This paper includes language support staff from the school of Languages at AUT. Jenner, C., Kirkness, A., Neill, L., Pawson, P., Roser, B. and Wise, K. (2008). Choice of text: balancing language a topic.
- Selecting reading texts for a diverse community of learners. Alison Kirkness, Peter Gossman, Lindsay Neill. Paper presented at HERDSA Conference 2008 Repeated AUT September 2008 (double blind peer reviewed)
- Faculty of Applied Humanities Postgraduate Conference 31st October 2008. The Contested White Lady Perceptions and Social Meaning of the Contested White Lady in Auckland. Paper presented at the above conference. (emphasis on research methodology).
Two applications were prepared for ongoing student research use:
- The Holidays Amendment Act 2004: The Impact of Surcharges on the Hospitality industry (for BIHM student Jessica Baumann)
- Hospitality Co-operative Education: To Enable Student Research for 217806 Outputs.
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