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I have been at Massey since 1994 when I began as a first year student studying Applied Economics. I was a Graduate Assistant in 1998, an Assistant Lecturer from 1999-2001 and have been a Lecturer since 2002. I have taught several courses, predominantly principles and intermediate microeconomics courses. I have been fortunate to receive a number of Massey teaching awards throughout my career.
I am presently a member of the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE), and have been a member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) and the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite), and the Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ). I have presented research at several Australasian conferences, including TERNZ, HERDSA, SMAANZ and NZAE Annual Conferences.
I am presently coordinating and teaching 115.113 Economics of Business, 178.200 Intermediate Macroeconomics and 178.239 Sport Economics courses. I am also a co-Director of the Bachelor of Business.
I am based in the School of Economica and Finance on the Manawatu Campus. I am currently:
Course Coordinator and Lecturer for:
115.113 Economics of Business
178.200 Intermediate Macroeconomics
178.239 Sport Economics
Programme co-Director: Bachelor of Business.
Researcher into the economics of sport.
Co-facilitator of MBS Future Leaders Scholarship Leadership Group.
My research interests are mainly in the economics of sport. My PhD in Economics examined the justification for public spending on sports events and stadiums in New Zealand. I was also involved in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) national research project 'Unlocking Student Learning' from 2006-2008, which involved the development of learning enhancement initiatives in large first year university papers. I have also worked as part of a team on the role of rugby as a sustainable livelihood option in Fiji and the estimation and contribution of sports generated remittances in the South Pacific.
21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management
Field of research codes
Applied Economics (140200): Economics (140000): Economics of Education (140204): Public Economics- Public Choice (140213): Tourism Economics (140216): Urban and Regional Economics (140218)
The economics of sports; the economics of sports events and facilities.
Principles and intermediate-level microeconomics.