Gerard Elwell

Associate Head (AUT South)

Phone: +649 921 9999 ext.7529


Physical Address:
AUT South Campus, 640 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand

Postal Address:
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand


BA (Hons) in Education , MA (Hons) in Education  Auck.

Teaching Areas:

Gerard is currently teaching on the interprofessional (interdisciplinary) first year of the Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree and related programmes.

Research Areas:

Gerard’s postgraduate study areas and research interests include: educational psychology, adult education, the sociology of education, and the enablers and barriers to success in tertiary education for non-traditional students.  Gerard is currently exploring doctoral research opportunities for the implementing strategies to improve success and retention rates for non-traditional tertiary students.


Elwell, G. (2010). The enablers and barriers to success in tertiary education for working-class Pakeha males. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.