Margie Elley-Brown

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Lecturer - Management

Phone: 921 9999 - ext: 5072



  • BSc, Mathematics, The University of Auckland
  • Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching, The University of Auckland
  • Master of Career Development (Distinction), AUT
  • PhD - Career as meaning making: A hermeneutic phenomenological study of women’s lived experience, AUT.


Margie joined AUT in 2014 as a Lecturer in Management. Prior to joining AUT she has had a longstanding career in education and management. She has a Master of Career Development with Distinction and a PhD from AUT, completed with the support of a Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarship.

She teaches courses Human Resource Management, Business in Context, and Managing Organisations and People. She regularly delivers guest lectures in Hermeneutic Phenomenology to post-graduate research methods classes.

Margie has worked for AUT’s Work Research Institute researching the intergenerational workplace. She has also played an active role in AUT’s leadership programme facilitating professional development sessions for staff.

Teaching Areas:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Managing Organisations and People
  • Business in Context

Research Areas:

  • Women’s Careers
  • Hermeneutic Phenomenology
  • Gender issues

Research Summary:

  • Interpretive methods
  • Hermeneutic phenomenology
  • Gender Issues


  • Elley-Brown, M.J., Pringle, J.K. & Harris, C. (2017) Women opting in?: New perspectives on the Kaleidoscope Career Model  Australian Journal of Career Development (in press).
  • Pringle, J.K., Myers, B., Elley-Brown, M.J., Reid, L. (2017, forthcoming) Diversity and Careers, In W. Mayrhofer, H. Gunz,  & M. Lazarova (Eds.), Handbook of Career Studies. London: Routledge.
  • Peterson, E.R., Farruggia, S.F., Hamilton, R.J., Brown, G.T.L., Elley-Brown, M.J. (2013) Socio-emotional Key Competencies: Can they be measured and what do they relate to? Teachers and Curriculum, 13, 33-46.
  • Elley-Brown, M. J. (2011c). The significance of career narrative in examining a high achieving woman’s career. Australian Journal of Career Development, 20(3), 18-23.
  • Peterson, E. R., Rubie-Davies, C.M., Elley-Brown M. J., Widdowson, D.A.M., Dixon R.S., & Irving S.E. (2011). Who is to blame? Students, teachers and parents views on who is responsible for student achievement. Research in Education, 86, 1-12.


  • 2016 Beta-Gamma-Sigma lifetime Membership
  • 2015 Post-graduate Publication Grant, AUT
  • 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarship, AUT
  • 2008 Science, Mathematics, and Technology Teacher Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand.