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Harassment Contact People Profiles


My name is Frances Chua. I work as a lecturer at the School of Accountancy and have been a harassment contact person since 1997. As we all know, even though the university is an academic community, it is not immune to incidents of discrimination, unfair treatment, aggressive behaviour, imbalance of power and the like that exist in the increasingly pluralistic society. Both staff and students may feel harassed at times. I joined the harassment contact person network with the intent to offer support and advice to complainants and to facilitate their decisions on whatever action they choose to take. As the university has increased its intake of students of Asian descents, I think my understanding of the Asian culture and familiarity of the Chinese language will be useful. I can be contacted on extension 83933 or at Social Sciences Tower (SST) Room 1.18.

Hi, my name is Wei-Hang Chua (Wei). I teach physiology and am based in the School of Food and Nutrition. I think that your life as a student or staff member at Massey should be enjoyable, rewarding and trouble-free. However, there may be instances where you experience discrimination, feel you are receiving unfair treatment, or be the object of inappropriate behaviour. If you want someone to sit down and listen to your concerns, feel free to contact me on 83326, email, or find me in my office in Riddet A Room 2.64.

Hello my name is Rana RavindranI am a Food Chemist, lecturing similar disciplines in Food Technology and Nutrition at Massey.
Harassment is a type of inappropriate power, an issue that is not desired and humiliates or offends or intimidates a person. We as individuals must do our best to make sure that such a thing does not occur anywhere, especially in our work place, a tertiary institution. I can be contacted through email first to arrange best times to meet.

Hi my name is Heather Kavan and I lecture in Communication and Journalism, and I have worked for several years on a 24-hour crisis phone line. I know how distressing harassment and bullying can be. I also know that it is often the most good natured people that bullies target (and sometimes the most gifted people too). If you are being harassed, there are ways of taking back your power. You are most welcome to contact me; I’m a good listener and only an email or phone call away. I can be contacted via email or via phone on extn 83969 or direct dial (06) 951 6969. 

Hi my name is Stuart Gordon and I am a senior lecturer in equine medicine within the Veterinary Faculty at Massey. I strongly believe in the rights of all people to work and study in a friendly and harmonious environment free from any harassment or intimidation. I have been a victim of work place harassment at Massey in the past and am now determined to help eradicate all forms of it from campus. My office is always open to assist anyone facing any form of harassment or intimidation so please do not hesitate to get hold of me if you need help or just want to chat. I am in the Veterinary Complex in office 1.43 (Level 1) and can be contacted by telephoning extn 85121 or emailing

Kia ora, my name is Kerry Howe.  My role is the Massey University Student Association (MUSA)  Advocacy Co-ordinator. I am the person that you can come and see for advice and support with any academic issues and welfare concerns.  I trained as a qualified social worker and have over 10 years experience working in the social service field. I hold very strong values and beliefs regarding social justice for all individuals. I firmly believe that all individuals should feel safe and supported at all times.  Harassment is not tolerated at all at the Massey Manawatu Campus, but if it does occur,  it should be dealt with in a speedy, professional, safe, and confidential, manner. If you require any support in regards to harassment please contact me via email:, 'phone extn: 86070, or pop up and see me on level 2 of the Student Centre, Room 2.22B.

Kia ora, my name is Linda Laven and I am the academic co-ordinator for the Master of Veterinary medicine programme. I am lucky to work in a great team environment here at Massey. However, over the 26 years since I qualified as a veterinarian and entered the workforce this has not always been the case.  If you need help or simply someone to chat to you can contact me on (06) 951 8198, Massey extension 85198, in Room 3.15A in the Vet Sciences Building or by email via: .

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