The University of Auckland

About The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau) is the largest university in New Zealand, located in the country's largest city, Auckland. It is the highest-ranked university in the country, being ranked 82nd worldwide in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings. Established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, the university is made up of eight faculties over six campuses. It has a head count of more than 40,000 students, and more than 30,000 equivalent full-time students.

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Reviews: 5,924

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Merit: 17,683

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Openness: 2.8

6th in New Zealand

Journal Editors at The University of Auckland

Reviewers from The University of Auckland

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    Gavin Thomas Lumsden Brown

    My research investigates the relationship of assessment qualities and purposes on student and teacher responses to assessment including learning outcomes across a variety of cultural and social contexts. My research has shown that teacher and student beliefs are (1) contingent on assessment quality, (2) consistent with cultural values and priorities, and (3) play a significant part in explaining adaptive and maladaptive outcomes. Further, my research has shown that improvement is best achieved through high-quality assessment practices and systems that provide rich feedback to both test-users and test-takers and that this outcome is contingent on ensuring low-stakes consequences are attached to assessments.

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    Jason Ingham

    My research interests include the earthquake response of masonry and concrete buildings, bridges, and concrete materials technology.

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    David Hay

    Professor of Auditing at the University of Auckland

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    Thomas Proft

    Biomedical Microbiologist with interest in group A streptococcal virulence mechanisms, streptococcal pili, superantigens and bacterial protein toxins.

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    Ian Bissett

    Head of Department of Surgery University of Auckland

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    Andrew Jull

    Professor Andrew Jull is a Registered Nurse and clinical epidemiologist with broad research interests in wounds, obesity prevention, weight management, and a variety of clinical issues. Formerly a Co-Editor for Evidence Based Nursing (2002-2009) and a Handling Editor for the International Journal of Nursing Studies (2010-2014), he has led trials, systematic reviews, and clinical guidelines.

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    Nathan S. Consedine

    Professor Nathan Consedine, Ph.D. is a health psychologist in the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland. His training is in emotion and emotion regulation looking at how such factors may be linked to physical health including screening, symptoms, adherence, and adaptation to chronic disease. Current research foci include disgust in health contexts, mindfulness, and physician compassion.

    After graduating from Canterbury in 2000 and spending 10 years working on grants in New York, Nathan returned to New Zealand in 2009 as an Associate Professor in Psychological Medicine. In addition to teaching in the medical program, he supervises numerous PhD students conducting RCTs among arthritis, cancer, and diabetes patients as well as clinician researchers examining how patient, physician, clinical and environmental factors impact medical compassion.

    Nathan has published more than 130 scientific works and is an Associate Editor and reviewer for numerous international journals. He enjoys fishing, tennis, playing with his young son, and listening to the sort of music that his colleagues dislike.

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    Andrew G Hill

    Andrew Hill is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Auckland. He has established an internationally recognised research group in perioperative care at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland. He runs a busy surgical research group and has made seminal contributions to understanding of the metabolic response to surgery. Through multiple clinical trials he has explored different ways of improving postoperative recovery. He has over 220 peer-reviewed papers, with a focus on Medical Education and Perioperative Care. He is the supervisor of 20 current or past MD/PhD’s. He was awarded the University of Auckland Teaching Excellence Award for Research Supervision in 2014 and the Gluckman award for Research in 2016. Andrew is the Head of the South Auckland Clinical Campus of the University of Auckland. During his six-year tenure he has significantly increased the size and influence of this Campus. He has transformed its role from a teaching site to a significant research site for the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. He is a councillor on the RACS council and is the Head of the Surgical Research Society of ANZ.

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    José Guilherme Behrensdorf Derraik

    Dr José Derraik was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), but moved to New Zealand in 1995. José has a very broad academic background, with a BSc and MSc in Ecology from the University of Otago (New Zealand), and a PhD in Public Health (University of Otago). His MSc examined invertebrate biodiversity in human-modified habitats. His PhD focused on vector ecology, more precisely on mosquitoes in New Zealand and how the threat of a mosquito-borne disease outbreak has been affected by ongoing anthropogenic environmental change. José then worked as a Senior Advisor for MAF Biosecurity NZ, where he provided expert advice to the NZ government on biosecurity threats to human health.

    In 2008, José joined the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland) where he has been working on paediatric research, as well as on a number of clinical trials in adolescents and adults at risk of metabolic disease. His research focuses primarily on the long-term effects of early life events (such as preterm or post-term birth) in childhood. However, José has recently been appointed as an honorary research associate at Uppsala University in Sweden, where alongside his Swedish colleagues he has been examining also the long-term effects of early life events in adulthood.

    Lastly, José is currently involved in a large multi-institutional project (A Better Start) in New Zealand, with a leading role in a number of studies aiming to predict, prevent, and mitigate childhood obesity in the country.