Claire Phipps


Phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 7182


Physical Address:

North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
North Shore City

Postal Address:
Mail No. A-5
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Address for blogs:


NatDipSci, BAppSc, MAppSc(Hons), PGCertEd

Teaching Areas:

Current: Academic literacy, introductory research skills, health and the environment. Historical: Environmental biology/ecology/laboratory skills.

Research Areas:

Adult education, hermeneutic phenomenology, tutor identity, narrative inquiry, teaching and learning in the first year of academic study.

Current Research Projects:

Claire is a doctoral candidate at Deakin University, Melbourne. Her research focuses on investigating an impact of massification by exploring the professional/academic identity of university tutors, in particular those who work in high-enrolment, first-year undergraduate courses.


Phipps, C., Gallant, A., Rowlands, J. & Lang, J. (2014). The tutor identity. Exploring the impact of massification on the professional identities of New Zealand university tutors.  Poster presented at the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand Conference 2014. Auckland, New Zealand.

Phipps, C. (2013). Cattle Class: A discussion of selected issues associated with teaching and learning in large, interdisciplinary first-year cohorts. In 16th International First Year in Higher Education Conference 2013. Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from

Westberry, N., Phipps, C., & Li, C. (2012). Navigating through the complexities of using Grademark as a feedback tool in a large first-year writing paper: An evaluation. In The Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium 2012. Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from

Alfaro, A. C., Webb, S., & Barnaby, C. (2008). Variability of growth, health, and population turnover within mussel beds of Perna canaliculus in Northern New Zealand. Marine Biology Research, 4, 376—383. . doi:10.1080/17451000802022879

McClary, D., Phipps, C., & Hinni, S. (2008). Reproductive behaviour of the clubbed tunicate, Styela clava, in Northern New Zealand waters. MAF Biosecurity New Zealand Technical Paper No. 2009/01. Retrieved from:

Barnaby, C. (2004). An investigation into the reuse of organic waste produced by the New Zealand mussel industry. (Master's Thesis/Postgraduate Dissertation, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from