Research Goals

  • To promote an institutional research culture.
  • To provide structures and processes around research activities and research grants.
  • To facilitate the production of research outputs.
  • To ensure robust processes for administering any institutional or other funds targeted for research activity.
  • To encourage cooperative research between WITT staff and stakeholders.
  • To encournage scholarly activity appropriate for a tertiary institute.


Research Committee

The research committee promotes, co-ordinates, monitors and reports research undertaken within the Institute.

The Research Committee is a sub-committee of the WITT Academic Board that administers an annual operating budget to establish a contestable fund to support applications from WITT staff members wishing to undertake research or related scholarly activity.

The Research Co-ordinator is able to advise on any research related issues including opportunities for collaborative funding, ethical guidelines, eligibility, and publication standards.


2014 Committee Members

Diana Fergusson  (Research Co-ordinator)

Ian Clothier

Barbara Morris

Donna Willard-Moore

Vanessa Henley

Bridget Knuckey

Tiffany Apaitia-Vague

John Hudson

Caroline Tyrrell

Jan Lockett-Kay


Research Contributors

The following is a list of WITT staff who have contributed to research outputs.

Chris Hill

Lesley Pitt


Past Contributors

Christine Fenton

Robin Martin

Andrea Corbett

Jan Brown


Research Events 

The Research Committee develops, co-ordinates and runs events aimed at increasing awareness of research activities at WITT. Watch this space for information on upcoming events. 


Research Outputs

Research outputs and scholarly activity undertaken by WITT staff are compiled each year as a record of research undertaken at WITT. Click on the following links to view research undertaken in recent years.

2013 Research Outputs

2012 Research Outputs

2011 Research Outputs

2010 Research Outputs

2009 Research Outputs

2008 Research Outputs

2007 Research Outputs

2006 Research Outputs

2005 Research Outputs

2004 Research Outputs

2003 Research Outputs


Research Publications


Te Iarere Wavelength is a journal which provides a forum for the publication of academic articles, points of view and creative works from all academic discplines in subjects of specific and general interest.

Click on the icons below to view the Te Iarere Wavelength publications.



Issue 1 (3.6mb)

Issue 2 (3.3mb)



Issue 3 (3.6mb)

                         Issue 4

Issue 5 (5.4mb) Issue 6 (7.42mb)



Contact Research @ WITT

You can contact the Research Committee Co-ordinator as follows: