Pro Vice-Chancellor's Office

The Pro Vice-Chancellor is the college’s executive head, and is responsible for the overall performance and management of the college.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor is supported by a team of academic staff with portfolios of responsibility spanning academic programmes, international, research, and teaching and learning. Administrative staff have responsibility for business management, information and compliance and general administration. Regional staff have specific responsibilities at the Auckland and Wellington campuses.

For all enquiries please see our contact page.

Pro Vice-Chancellor

  • Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

    Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

    Pro Vice-Chancellor - College of Humanities and Social Sciences - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Email:

    Ph: ext 43088

PVC Office staff

  • Vikrant Batra

    Senior Project Manager Digital Development - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 86385

  • Denise Bourne

    Administrator - Academic Support - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83112

  • Megan Burnett

    Administrator - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 63210

  • Dr Jenny Coleman

    Director - Academic Programme - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84959

  • Evie Dunn

    Facilitator: Bachelor of Arts Students Engagement - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 49025

  • Associate Professor Lisa Emerson

    Director, Teaching and Learning - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84547

  • Dr Margaret Forster

    Senior Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-Toi
    Director, Bachelor of Arts (Programme) - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84359

  • Prof Chris Gallavin

    Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 86142

  • Claire Grant

    Shared Campus Secretary - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 63597

  • Dr Lance Gray

    Senior Administrator - College - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84313

  • Trish Hutton

    Secretary/Administrator - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84961

  • Murray Kirk

    Facilitator : Bachelor of Arts Student Engagement - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 86236

  • Tali Lavini

    Facilitator - Bachelor of Arts Student Engagement - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 86261

  • Linda Lowe

    Administrator - Academic Programme - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 85775

  • Mary Morton

    Administrator - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84963

  • Karen O'Hagan

    Executive Assistant - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84960

  • Dr Shelley Paewai

    Senior Advisor - CoHSS - Business Manager

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83038

  • Associate Professor Robin Peace

    Associate Professor in Research and Evaluation - School of People, Environment and Planning

    Email:

    Ph: ext 63594

  • Marissa Penfold

    Shared Campus Secretary - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 43086

  • Tanya Roberts

    Secretary/Administrator - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Email:

    Ph: ext 43089

  • Miriam Sharland

    Web Content Editor - ERD - Web Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83252

  • Prof Richard Shaw

    Director - Bachelor of Arts (External Connections) - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office
    Professor in Politics - School of People, Environment and Planning

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83656

  • Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

    Pro Vice-Chancellor - College of Humanities and Social Sciences - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Email:

    Ph: ext 43088

  • Heather Tootell

    Business Manager - CoHSS - Business Manager

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84958

  • Prof Cynthia White

    Professor in Applied Linguistics - School of Humanities
    Research Director - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83565

  • Christina Yek

    International Manager - CoHSS - Business Manager

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84962

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