Dr Lindsay Neill

Senior Lecturer: Master of Gastronomy/Bachelor of International Hospitality Management

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8442

Email: lindsay.neill@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Room WH 426
AUT City Campus
49 Wellesley Street East 1010
Auckland
AUT University.

Qualifications:

  • 2018 — PhD Auckland University of Technology.
  • 2013 — MA University of Auckland Masters of Sociology (First Class Honours) Awarded First in Course Award.
  • 2010 — MA AUT Auckland University of Technology Master of International Hospitality Management (First Class Honours). Awarded Outstanding Graduate Award.
  • 2009 — AUT Auckland University of Technology Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management.
  • 2004 — BA Massey University Bachelor of Arts/Social Anthropology.
  • 2003 — Diploma Culinary Arts London City & Guilds Auckland University of Technology
  • 1995 — Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education Auckland University of Technology.
  • 1984 — Chef Graduate California Culinary Academy San Francisco, USA: Professional Chef Accreditation.
  • 1976 — 706 / 1 Otago Polytechnic Basic Cookery.

Teaching Areas:

  • Sociology of Food SOSC701: Te Whakahaporitanga o te Kai
  • Eating History: Exploring food and hospitality in Aotearoa New Zealand HOSP608: He Kai Tuku Iho: He Rapu Kōrero mō ngā Kai me te Whakamanuhiri i Aotearoa
  • Semiotics of Gastronomy GAST803:Ngā Tohu Kai Ahurea
  • Supervisions at MA and PhD level

Research Areas:

  • Food Sociology
  • Identity
  • Kiwiana & Material Culture
  • Vernacular Culture

Research Summary:

I am enthusiastic about researching and lecturing within vernacular food culture, identity, sociology, and material culture; things, food, their socio-cultural meaning and rituals.

Publications:

  • Neill, L., Hemmington, N., & Sturny, L. (2019). We’d love to turn you on: Considering Bakhtin and the music of The Beatles. ‘A Day in the Life’. European Journal of Popular Culture, 10(2). 81-95. doi: 10.1386/jepc_00002_1
  • Neill, L., Hemmington, N. & Emery A. (2019). Terror in Christchurch: Here comes the Peace Train. Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 8(2). 143-157. doi: 10.1386/ajpc_00002_1
  • Powell, L., Wang, P., O’Neill, L., Dentice, G., & Neill, L. (2019). Webs of significance: Articulating latent value structures in a rural café organised as a worker cooperative. Hospitality & Society, 9(2), 183–213. doi: 10.1386/hosp.9.2.183_1
  • Roberts, M., Andreassen, H., O'Donnell, D., O'Neill, S., & Neill, L. (2018). Tourism education in New Zealand secondary schools: A teacher’s perspective. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education. 286- 299.
  • Neill, L., & Hemmington, N. (2018). Savoy Truffle: Love, lust and longing in a box of chocolates. Journal of European Popular Culture, 9(1), 5–18. doi: https://doi.org/10.1386/jepc.9.1.5_1
  • Neill, L. (2018). What’s more Kiwi than a Buzzy Bee? An exploration of Kiwi identity and kiwiana. A commissioned research report for Electric Kiwi Auckland New Zealand.
  • Berno, T., Neill, L., Thompson, D., Hall, C., & Graville, A. (2018). Kiwi cuisine: Cookbooks, chefs, and cultural identity in Aotearoa New Zealand. In L. Piatti-Farnell & D. L. Brien (Eds.), The Routledge companion to literature and food (Ch. 14). London, England: Routledge.
  • Neill, L., Poulston, J., Hemmington, N., Hall, C., & Bliss, S. (2017). Gastronomy or food studies: A case of academic distinction. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, 29(2), 91–99. doi: 10.1080/10963758.2017.1297717
  • Christensen-Yule, L., & Neill, L. (2013); (2017). The New Zealand chef (3rd ed.); (4th ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Edify.
  • Christensen-Yule, L., Neill, L. (2013); (2017). The New Zealand chef: Study guide (3rd ed.); (4th ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Edify.
  • Nemeschansky, B., Neill, L., Wright, S., & Brocx, M. (2017). His own kind of honour: Reluctant celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen. Celebrity Studies, 8(3), 378–392. doi:10.1080/19392397.2017.1288579
  • Thompson, D., Poulston, J., & Neill, L. (2017). How satisfying is real work? An analysis of student feedback on applied learning in a hospitality degree. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 20, 110–121. doi:10.1016/j.jhlste.2017.04.006
  • Neill, L., Johnston, C., & Losekoot, E. (2016). New ways of gazing: The refractive gaze. International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 5(1/2), 138–151. doi:10.1504/IJTA.2016.076852
  • Neill, L., & Bell, C. (2016). 'Think of New Zealand as a small town': Methodological and ethical issues in researching everyday culture. Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, 30(1), 1–14. doi:10.1080/02560046.2016.1164381
  • Neill, L. (2015). Gender and the ANZAC biscuit. The Occasional Journal, (Love Feminisms). Retrieved from http://enjoy.org.nz/
  • Neill, L., Williamson, D., & Berno, T. (2015). Manaakitanga and Maori food: Theoretical perspectives of advancement. Locale: The Australian-Pacific Journal of Regional Food Studies, 5, 84–101. Retrieved from https://www.journalguide.com/
  • Wood, Y. I., Sturny, A., Neill, L., Brown, A., & Aprea, R. (2015). The “New World” and international pâtisserie competition. British Food Journal, 117(4), 1226–1238. doi:10.1108/BFJ-12-2013-0375
  • Neill, L., & Bell, C. (2014). A vernacular food tradition and national identity in New Zealand. Food, Culture and Society, 17(1), 49–64. doi: 10.2752/175174414X13828682779122
  • Goodsir, W., Neill, L., Williamson, D., & Brown, A. (2014). Journalistic integrity or arbiter of taste? The case study of restaurant critic Peter Calder. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 21, 127–133. doi: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2014.09.001
  • Legget, J. A., Losekoot, E., Neill, L., & Wood, Y. (2014). Are posters worth the paper they are printed on? The pedagogy of posters in hospitality and tourism management education. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 29(1), 91–101.
  • Neill, L., & Bell, C. (2013). Negotiating change: Celebrity pie cart narratives. Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 2(1), 93–105. doi: 10. 1386/ajpc2 1 93_1
  • Neill, L., & Williamson, D. (2013). The New Zealand hospitality report. Restaurant Association of New Zealand, 3(1). ISBN 978-1-927184-12-7
  • Neill, L. (2013). But wait there's more: Why pie carts are classic items of kiwiana. New Zealand Sociology, 28(2), 98–109.
  • Neill, L., & Williamson, D. (2012). The New Zealand hospitality report. Restaurant Association of New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-927184-08-0
  • Neill, L. J., & Bell, C. (2012). Negotiating change: Celebrity pie cart narratives. The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 2(1), 93–105. doi:10.1386/ajpc.2.1.93_1
  • Neill, L., & Hemmington, N. (2012). Review of: Leach, H. (2009) The pavlova story: A slice of new Zealand's culinary history (Dunedin: Otago University Press). New Zealand Sociology, 27(1), 179–180.
  • Neill, L. J., Duerr, E., & Trapeznik, A. (2012). The contested White Lady: A critique of New Zealand cultural heritage politics. Public History Review, 19, 43–62. Retrieved from http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/phrj/article/view/2229
  • Neill, L., Bell, C., Hemmington, N. (2012). A pie cart story: The longevity of a vernacular fast food eatery. Locale: The Australasian-Pacific Journal of Regional Food Studies, 2, 104–118.
  • Neill, L. J., Haigh, N., Kirkness, A., Lester, J., & Parker, L. (2011). Enhancing student learning in a first-year hospitality paper: Institutional report on the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Initiative at the AUT University. Retrieved from http://www.tlri.org.nz/assets/A_Project-PDFs/9234-Kogi/9234-Kogicase%20study%201-final.pdf
  • Neill, L., & Williamson, D. (2011). Hospitality report: Reporting on New Zealand’s hospitality industry. Auckland, New Zealand: AUT University/The Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
  • Neill, L. (2011). The relevance of the POPCAANZ (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand) conference for sociology. New Zealand Sociology, 26(2), 145–146.
  • Neill, L., Kirkness, A., Gossman, P. (2010). Why did you choose those readings? A case study in text selection for first year university students. Working Papers in Culture, Discourse & Communications, 5, 1–12.
  • Kirkness, A., & Neill, L. (2009). Choosing texts for today’s students: Do they understand language? Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 8(2), 1–16. doi: 10.3794/johlste.82.213
  • Neill, L., Bell, C., Bryant, T. (2008). The great New Zealand pie cart. Auckland, New Zealand: Hodder Moa.
  • Neill, L. (2008). Pie carts through the ages: A slice of history. Foodservice, 6(8), 10–11.
  • Milne, S., Harris, C., Clark, V., Poulston, J., Luo, Y., Williamson, D., & Neill, L. (2007). Food and beverage service sector productivity study. Wellington, New Zealand: The Workplace Group, New Zealand Department of Labour.
  • Neill, L. (2007). Comer con gusto. In S. Herringa (Ed.), Inspire Magazine (Vol. 1, Iss. 1, pp. 74–81). Auckland, New Zealand: Inspire Magazine/HB Media. Retrieved from http://www.inspiremagazine.co.nz/
  • Roberts, E., Williamson, D., & Neill, L. (2006). Utilising flexible learning packages to enhance teaching effectiveness: A New Zealand case study. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 18(3),76–83.

Published Conference Abstracts/Proceedings (Peer Reviewed)

  • Neill, L., Hemmington, N. (2019). Savoy Truffle: Love, Lust and longing in a box of Chocolates, Popular Icons: Popular Tales, A Symposium on Popular Culture. The Popular Culture Research Centre AUT Auckland, 28th June 2019.
  • Neill, L., Poulston, J., & Thompson, D.(2017).The satisfaction of real work: Students’ feedback on applied learning in a hospitality degree. In The 27th Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference Proceedings (CAUTHE). Retrieved from http://cauthe.org/conference-2017/
  • Neill, L., Johnston, C., & Losekoot, E.(2015).The gaze of hospitality employability. In T. Lloyd-Hagemann (Ed.). AIRAANZ Conference 2015 book of abstracts (p. 135). Auckland, New Zealand: AIRAANZ.
  • Williamson, D., Neill, L., Hall, C., & Jones K. (2014). Inclusion and exclusion of indigenous concepts in hospitality: Manaakitanga as an example of a bi-cultural approach to discussing hospitality in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In P. Monica Chien (Ed.), Tourism and hospitality in the contemporary world: Trends, changes & complexity. CAUTHE 2014 Conference Proceedings (pp. 1228-1231).
  • Wood, Y., Losekoot, E., Neill, L., & Legget, J. (2014). How high is the gloss on cooperative education posters? In The New Zealand Association of Cooperative Education 2014 Conference Proceedings: Embracing Change, (pp. 43–46). Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Association of Cooperative Education.
  • Neill, L., & Liu, C. (2011). Survival strategies: A New Zealand hospitality habitual entrepreneur. In M. Alvarez, C. Genc, B. Hatipoglu, D. Salman & D. Unalan (Eds.), Advances in hospitality and tourism marketing and management (pp. 700–715). Istanbul, Turkey: Bogazici University.
  • Neill, L. (2010). If you don’t know it they can’t use it: Tools to help students. In M. Orams, M. Luck, J. Poulston & S. Race (Eds.), Proceedings of the New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference (pp. 327–339). Auckland, New Zealand [CD-ROM].
  • Haigh, N., Jiao, X., & Neill, L. (2010). Exploring lecturer conceptions of university teacher identity: Who should I be? In The Annual Conference of the Society for Research in Higher Education. Newport, England. Retrieved from http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2010/abstracts/0097.pdf
  • Neill, L., & Johnston, C. (2010). “Knowing me knowing you, ah-ha”: The tourist experience at the White Lady. In M. Orams, M. Luck, J. Poulston & S. Race (Eds.), Proceedings of the New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference (p. 516). Auckland: New Zealand [CD-ROM].
  • Neill, L., & Bell, C. (2010). Defining a hospitality icon: The White Lady. In M. Orams, M. Luck, J. Poulston & S. Race (Eds.), Proceedings of the New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference (p. 273). Auckland, New Zealand [CD-ROM].
  • Neill, L. (2010). Image, illusion, reality: You decide. Proceedings of the 11th Humanities Graduate Research Conference. Perth, Australia: Curtin University.
  • Kirkness, A., Roser, B., Pawson, P., Wise, K., & Neill, L. (2009). Staircasing into mainstream: Is there a vocabulary shock for EAL students? In A. Brown (Ed.), Proceedings of The Conference of Higher Education (pp. 169–179). Wellington, New Zealand: Paardekooper & Associates.
  • Kirkness, A., & Neill, L. (2008). Selecting appropriate reading materials for a linguistically diverse class: A question of lexical density: Language issues in English-medium universities: A global concern. Retrieved from http://www.hku.hk/clear/conference08/doc/timetable.pdf
  • Kirkness, A., Neill, L., & Naidoo, K. (2007). Evaluating reading material for first year university students: A case study of collaboration between a discipline teacher and an academic developer. In Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship, Proceedings of the 30th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference (p. 113). Milperra, Australia. Retrieved from http://ctliblog.unitec.ac.nz/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/program.pdf
  • Haigh, N., & Neill, L. (2006). Towards an anatomy of staff development. In Tertiary Education Research New Zealand Conference 2006 TERNZ. Canterbury University, Christchurch. Retrieved from http://www.herdsa.org.nz/Ternz/2006/NeilLindsay.pdf
  • Neill, L. J. (2006). The 'White Lady' or pie cart: A white elephant or an endangered New Zealand icon? In K. Hunter & M. Symons (Eds.), Eating in, dining out: Proceedings of the New Zealand Culinary History Conference (pp. 146–154). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University.
  • Neill, L., & Clark, V. (2006). Enhancing productivity in New Zealand's larger food and beverage operations: Two sides of the same coin. In International Hospitality Management Conference (p. 40). Hamilton, New Zealand.

Conference Presentations:

  • Neill, L., Williamson, D., Powell, L., & Goodsir, W.(2015).Psychosocial factors impacting job dissatisfaction and burnout in New Zealand’s hospitality industry. Paper presented atAIRAANZ Conference.
  • Neill, L., Williamson, D., & Miu-Chi Lun, V. (2014). Cynical vs empathetic worldview schemas and fairness perception. Paper presented at XV111 ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan.
  • *Neill, L., Williamson, D. D., Goodsir, W., & Brown, A. (2014). Journalist integrity or arbiters of taste: The case study of restaurant critic Peter Calder.
  • *Neill, L., Jones, K., Williamson, D., & Hall, C. (2014). Countering the politics of palatability: A critique of Morris (2010).
  • *Neill, L., Hall, C., Hemmington, N., & Bliss, S. (2014). Gastronomy: Tell me what you are. Differentiating Food Studies and Gastronomy as disciplinary domains.
  • *Neill, L. J., Schitko, D., Thompson, D., & Harrap, G. (2014). Management students: What do they think of practical and applied cookery and food service experiences? How did practical learning help management focussed students?
  • *Neill, L., Hamilton, P., Nemeschansky, B., Wright, S., & Brocx, M. (2014). Celebrity Chef: A case of addiction. A case study of celebrity chef Michael van de Elzen.
  • *Neill, L., Sturny, A., Wood, Y., Brown, A., & Aprea, R. (2014). Pastry competitions: A case of new world experiences in an old world. How does new world pastry work ‘fit’ within the classical mind-sets of Europe.

*2014 Invited by the convenors of the 2014 International Food Studies Conference: Food Studies, a Multidisciplinary Menu (Adelaide, Australia) to facilitate a dedicated research session outlining the research work of my Food Studies and Interdisciplinary Food Studies cluster research groups.

  • Powell, L., Neill, L., Williamson, D., Sasano, M., Frey, R., & Lun, V. (2014). Empathetic vs. cynical orientations among New Zealand and Hong Kong undergraduates. Paper presented at The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • Neill, L., Powell, L., Williamson, D., & Frey, R. (2013). Cynicism, empathy and social justice perception: Preliminary findings. Paper presented at The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Building bridges: Dialogues across Psychology: Whakatina: Nga Korero a te Matai Hinengaro, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Allen, L., & Neill, L. (2012). Beauty pageants and the female form: Pageants as a platform to redefine female bodily beauty. Paper presented at The National Popular Culture & American Culture Association Conference, Boston, United States of America.
  • Neill, L. (2012). But wait there’s more: Why the White Lady is kiwiana. Paper presented at the POPCAANZ 3rd Annual International Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Neill, L., & Bell, C. (2011). The White Lady and other pie carts: Icons of popular culture. Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kirkness, A., Gossman, P., & Neill, L. (2008). Selecting reading texts for a diverse community of learners. Presented at Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference 2008. Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • Neill, L., Kirkness, A., Jenner, C., Pawson, P., Roser, B., & Wise, K. (2008). Choice of text: Balancing language and topic. Presented at 11th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL (CLESOL): Language and Identity: Building Communities of Learning, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Neill, L. (2007). The White Lady: Cultural icon. In The 15th Symposium of Australian Gastronomy: Beyond the supermarket: Learning to overcome gastronomic poverty, Dover, Australia.

Media: Expert Opinion Pieces:

(These entries note the reporting of my research and or my expert opinion as sought by various media.)

  • 2019 October 27 Radio New Zealand: Private space in public space. https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday
  • 2019 October 18 Radio New Zealand, Newstalk ZB: Food spend and the quest for convenience.
  • 2019 August 18 The New Zealand Herald. Kiwis get tipsy when drunk.
  • 2019 July 1 Podcast Episode 77: Lindsay Neill Verbal Highs. Retrieved: http://www.verbalhighs.com/episodes/lindsay-neill
  • 2019 July 5 Magic Talk radio – 3.09pm and then a panel discussion at 5pm.
  • 2019 July 5 Stuff.co.nz – Say goodbye to the Buzzy Bee, Jandals and Hokey Pokey – our national identity is getting a makeover. Retrieved: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/114028833/say-goodbye-to-buzzy-bee-jandals-and-hokey-pokey--our-national-identity-is-getting-a-makeover
  • 2019 July 6 The Weekend Press.
  • 2019 July 6 The Southland Times.
  • 2019 July 9 Seven Sharp – TVNZ.
  • 2019 July 11 The Hawkes Bay Times.The Younger Generation has Different Ideas about Kiwiana.
  • 2019 July 11 The New Zealand Herald.The Younger Generation has Different Ideas about Kiwiana.
  • 2019 July 12 The Northern Advocate. New kiwiana icons emerge.
  • 2019 May 24 The New Zealand Herald. KFC Delivery expanded to areas of Auckland and Christchurch.
  • 2019 March 1 The New Zealand Herald.Ubers new tipping option.
  • 2019 March 26 The New Zealand Herald. How ‘home-body economy’ has changed the fast food industry.
  • 2019 May 24 The New Zealand Herald. KFC deliveries expanded to Chch and Auckland.
  • 2018 February 1 The New Zealand Herald. Opinion on Gallery Charges.
  • 2018 March 22 Newstalk ZB. Globalisation impacts kiwiana, Kiwi identity.
  • 2018 March 22 Newstalk ZB. Interview with Mike Hoskings.
  • 2018 March 25 The New Zealand Herald. See’ya Buzzy Bee, later hokey pokey.
  • 2018 March 25 Herald on Sunday. As Kiwi as Buzzy Bee or raw fish.
  • 2018 March 26 Bay of Plenty Times. Research into what identifies Kiwis.
  • 2018 March 27 Bay of Plenty Times. Kiwi identity survey.
  • 2018 April 7 The weekend Herald. Tasty take on Beatles hit from Kiwi duo.
  • 2018 May 1 TV1. Interview on Electric Kiwi Research.
  • 2018 May 24 TV1. Interview, what does it mean to be Kiwi?
  • 2018 July 14 The Weekend Herald. Getting aboard the trend.
  • 2018 October 17 TV1. Interview, fresh produce.
  • 2018 November 4 Sunday Star Times. The new kiwiana.
  • 2018 November 4 Southland Times. The new Kiwiana: It’s in our food and money.
  • 2016 February Hospitality Business. NZ hospitality comes of age.
  • 2016 March Hospitality Business. Noma Australia.
  • 2016 March Hospitality Business. Hospo doyen’s story told.
  • 2016 May 1 Sunday Star Times. Do Kiwis love le coq.
  • 2015 January 1 Hospitality Business. Research reaps rewards.
  • 2015 January 22 Waikato Times.Travel Tips on how to avoid being a ‘cultural pillock’.
  • 2015 January 22 Newstalk ZB. Tipping and travel
  • 2015 January 24 Dominion Post. Cultural pillock.
  • 2015 January 24 Waikato Times. The Week that Was.
  • 2015 February 15 Sunday Star Times.Snapper: Why photograph your food?
  • 2015 December 15 Hospitality NZ. Judith Tabron wins top honours.
  • 2014 June 15 Herald on Sunday. Cheap eats could spike prices.
  • 2014 January 22 Manawatu Standard. Ka pai: Steak and cheese morsels please Kiwis.
  • 2014 January 22 Marlborough Express. Ka pai: Steak and cheese please.
  • 2014 January 22 The Dominion Post. Ka pai: Steak and cheese    please.
  • 2014 January 22 Timaru Herald. Ka pai: Steak and cheese morsels please Kiwis.
  • 2014 May 4 Sunday National. Biting the dust.
  • 2014 September 21 Sunday National. Brunching out.
  • 2014 November Hospitality Business. Hotel De Brett-Training in action.
  • 2013 January 13 The New Zealand Herald. Smashing the Pavlova, Swatting the Buzzy Bee: Cover All’s.
  • 2013 July 1 Hospitality New Zealand. In business online.
  • 2013 July 2 Marlborough Express. Hospitality sees better days ahead.
  • 2013 July 2Nelson Mail. Hospitality sees better days ahead.
  • 2013 July 2 Gisborne Herald. Takeaway NZ health worry.
  • 2013 July 2 Hokitika Guardian. Takeaway’s on the up.
  • 2013 July 2 Manawatu Standard. Hospitality sees better days ahead-report.
  • 2013 July 2 Otago Daily Times. Easy liquor licences not a good look.
  • 2013 July 2 Otago Daily Times. Hospitality staff, wages woes.
  • 2013 July 2 Otago Daily Times.Takeaways on increase.
  • 2013 July 2 Wairarapa Times Age.NZ eating out.
  • 2013 July 2 The Press Christchurch. Restaurants serve up revenue lift.
  • 2013 July 2 New Zealand Herald (front page). Fast-food nation-takeaway sales soar.
  • 2013 July 2 The Dominion Post Wellington. Restaurants show revenue lift.
  • 2013 July 2 Ashburton Guardian. Takeaways rise worrying’.
  • 2013 July 2 Oamaru Mail. Healthy food experts worry as takeaway sales soar.
  • 2013 July 6 Taranaki Daily News. Those who know better are out to get our fishand chips.
  • 2013 July 8 The Press Christchurch. Fast food changes to combat obesity.
  • 2013 July 8 Timaru Herald. Fewer outlets not wat to fight flab.
  • 2013 July 8 NBR. Bar sales likely to fall with law changes.
  • 2013 July 2 NewstalkZB, Leighton Smith. Soaring takeaway sales.
  • 2013 July 2 Radio 1 Dunedin. Over $1.5b worth of takeaways were consumed by New Zealanders.
  • 2013 July 2 Radio New Zealand National Wellington. The joint RANZ/AUT Hospitality Report.
  • 2013 July 2 Radio New Zealand National Wellington. Kiwis spend nearly $1.5bon takeaways.
  • 2013 July 2 Radio New Zealand National Wellington.A RestaurantAssociation/AUT report.
  • 2013 July 2 Radio New Zealand National Wellington. New research shows 9% spending increase.
  • 2013 July 2 Radio New Zealand National Wellington
  • 2013 July 2 More FM Auckland.The latest hospitality report.
  • 2013 July 2 Radio 531pi, Auckland. The third AUT University and Restaurant Association Report.
  • 2013 July 2 RadioLIVE Wellington. New figures in the most recent hospitality report.
  • 2013 July 3 95b FM Auckland. AUT and the Restaurant Association of NZ have released their report.
  • 2013 July 8 Selwyn Times Christchurch. Big jump in takeaway sales.
  • 2013 August 24 Weekend Herald. Fans dig deep for a slew of stars.
  • 2013 August Restaurant and Catering News 6(8). Realism still biting but industry optimistic.
  • 2013 December 1 Ponsonby News, Auckland. Local chef cooks up award winning book.
  • 2012 July 3 New Zealand Herald. Aucklanders chew over-eating out.
  • 2011 November 11 The New Zealand Herald. Canny diners tighten their money belts.

Awards:

  • 2017 Awarded a Faculty of Culture and Society Best Teaching
  • Award for my level 7 Hospitality Entrepreneurship paper.
  • 2017 Awarded the VC Scholarship Award.
  • 2017 Awarded a $20,764.96 external research grant by Electric Kiwi. That grant funded a research report on Kiwi identity and kiwiana, for Electric Kiwi.
  • 2016 Awarded the Faculty of Culture and Society’s Leadership Award for my collaborative approach in the success of my research clusters.
  • Invited by The Department of Internal Affairs to chair and
  • mediate a panel discussion on SMEs in tourism and hospitality.
  • 2014 Awarded the Vice-Chancellors Excellence in Research Award ($15,000) for the formation and publication successes of the two-research clusters I had formed: The Food Studies Group; and The Interdisciplinary Food Studies Group.
  • 2014 Awarded the Faculty of Culture and Society’s Team Research Award.That win facilitated my entry into the Vice Chancellor’s Award, which I also won.
  • 2014 Invited by the convenors of the 2014 International Food Studies
  • Conference: Food Studies, a Multidisciplinary Menu (Adelaide, Australia) to facilitate a dedicated research session outlining the research work of my Food Studies and Interdisciplinary Food Studies cluster research groups (refer Conference Presentations*).
  • My professional text, The New Zealand Chef, won the Judges Special Award of the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers.
  • 2013 The New Zealand Chef won the Publishers Association of New   Zealand Best Tertiary Education Book Award.
  • 2010 Invitation by the Museum of Auckland to contribute expert opinion and research at their presentation of the very successful Kai to Pie Exhibition. This integrated research work and participants within the wider public domain, thus illuminating research output via direct participant input.
  • 2007 Winner of the Emerging Food-writer of the Year for Comer Con Gusto, Inspire Magazine ISSN 1177-7605, a Food Writers Guild Award. This article featured a review of dining in Buenos Aires, Argentina – a cultural perspective and commentary on dining in one of South America's most vibrant cities.
  • 2005 to 2007 I was ‘The Dining Detective’ for Radio Viva 98.2, with Simon Dallow.