Doctoral research (language and culture)

This page outlines both current and former doctoral students and their research topics in the School of Language and Culture.

Current doctoral research in the School of Language and Culture

Doctoral student
Research title
Primary supervisor
Thu Hien Nguyen
Foreign media and their impact on a country’s reputation – Vietnam as a case study
Isaac Waetford
From Waka to Space Waka: Pacific Literature and Indigenous Futurism
Anne Bradley
Waiotapu: Immigrant engagement with indigenous culture
Rami Alalawneh
Critical Discourse Study of Sawaleif Satirical Articles
Aquilina Mawadza
Beyond Words: Older African refugees and immigrants lived experiences with health, well being, and the New Zealand health care system.
Anh Dinh
A critical exploration of complex inter-relationships between teachers, students and wider socio-historical and socio-cultural contexts in pronunciation courses at Vietnamese tertiary level: Teacher cognition and Pedagogical practices
Siobhan Harvey
An Empty House
Lynnie Ann Deocampo
Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education and the National Language Policy: The Case of a Linguistically Diverse Classroom in Mindanao, Philippines
Mary Wilkins
Under a Lonely Sky: Fictional Representations of Mental Illness in Literature

Graduated doctoral students and research

Below is a selection of doctoral graduates from the School of Language and Culture and the research they undertook.

Doctoral student
Research title
Primary supervisor
Mark Frear
Professor John Bitchener
Nancy Tarawhiti
The effects of a strategies instructional approach on second language writing difficulties and quality text construction.
Professor John Bitchener
Qi Guo
The Extent to Which WCF (Written Corrective Feedback) Facilitates EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Students' Acquisition of Grammar.
Professor John Bitchener
Su Li
Comprehensive Written Corrective Feedback, L2 Writing Accuracy and L2 Proficiency
Professor John Bitchener
Thi Thu Trinh Vu
Developing EFL teacher training for public primary schools in Vietnam: A critical ethnography.
Zhi Quan
Using Multi-annotated Corpora for teaching grammar to intermediate-level learners
Dr Lynn Grant and Dr Darryl Hocking (co-supervisors)
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