Dr Bryn Evans

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Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6945

Email: bryn.evans@aut.ac.nz

ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0399-7104


PhD, Western Sydney University, 2014 

MA, AUT, 2005

BA, University of Auckland, 2002


Memberships and Affiliations:

Member, National Communication Association, Language and Social Interaction Division

Member, National Sociological Association, Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Division 


Teaching Areas:

Media Communication Research Methods

Media Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Intercultural Communication


Research Areas:

Ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and membership categorisation analysis

Naturalistic analysis of video data

Instruction in interaction

Mediated interaction 

Sports coaching communication  

Human-robot interaction 


Current Research Projects:

Accomplishing instruction online: YouTube how-to videos and the teaching and learning of practical tasks

Interaction design for creativity: A robotic agent as facilitator of a creative ideation task

Sports coaching and the use of video technology



Journal articles

Evans, B., & Fitzgerald, R. (online first). The sequential and categorial organization of 'embodied mapping' in basketball coaching. Journal of Pragmatics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2017.05.004

Lindwall, O., Evans, B., & Reit, C. (in press). The recognizability and consequentiality of mistakes: Some notes on the article by Klemp et al. Education & Didactique. 
Evans, B. (2017). Sports coaching as action-in-context: Using ethnomethodological conversation analysis to understand the coaching process. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 9(1), 111-132.
Evans, B., & Fitzgerald, R. (2017). 'You gotta see both at the same time': Visually analyzing player performances in basketball coaching. Human Studies, 40(1), 121-144.
Evans, B., & Fitzgerald, R. (2016). 'It's training man'! Membership categorisation and the institutional moral order of basketball training. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 36(2), 205-223.
Evans, B., & Reynolds, E. (2016). The organization of corrective demonstrations using embodied action in sports coaching feedback. Symbolic Interaction, 39(4), 525-556.
Evans, B. (2007). KZ7, the mass media, and the ascent of entrepreneurial nationalism 1984-1987. Communication Journal of New Zealand, 8(1), 7-22.


Book chapters

Evans, B. (in press). Intercorporeal (re)enaction: Instructional correction in basketball practice. In C. Meyer & U. V. Wedelstaedt (Eds.), Moving bodies in interaction - interacting bodies in motion: Intercorporeal and interkinesthetic enaction in sports. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


2007 Australian Postgraduate Award PhD Scholarship

2007 'Top-Up' Scholarship, Western Sydney University 

2006 Excellence in Postgraduate Research Award, School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology

2002 Dean's Encouragement Award, School of School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology