POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH

Postgraduate research students and their projects.

THE SHIFTING PARADIGMS OF THE NEW ZEALAND TELEVISION LANDSCAPE

RACHEL DANIELS (Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship)
PhD Research (in progress)

Supervisors:
Gudrun Frommherz, (Anna Jackson)

Currently unavailable

CULTURE'S IMPACT ON DECISION MAKING: A LOOK INTO NEW ZEALAND'S PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANCIES

DEEPTI BHARGAVA
PhD Research (in progress)

Supervisors:
Petra Theunissen, Helen Sissons

Currently unavailable

CONTENT AND ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN CHINESE VLOGS

CINDY WANG
PhD Research (in progress)

Supervisors:
Petra Theunissen, Helen Sissons

Currently unavailable

POLITICAL PUBLIC RELATIONS IN INDIA

MARK RASQUINHA
PhD Research (in progress)

Supervisors:
Helen Sissons, Petra Theunissen

Currently unavailable

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JOURNALISM AND PUBLIC RELATIONS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

STEPHANIE SAGEO-TAPUNGU
PhD Research (in progress)

Supervisors:
Helen Sissons, Petra Theunissen

Currently unavailable

USER-GENERATED CONTENT IN TELEVISION NEWS

DANIELLE MULRENNAN
PhD research

Supervisors:
Helen Sissons, Petra Theunissen

Currently unavailable

IMAGINATIVE BOUNDARIES: THE FUTURISM IN SCIENCE FICTION INTERFACES

JUSTIN MATTHEWS
PhD Research (in progress)

Supervisors:
Gudrun Frommherz, (Jens Hansen)

Currently unavailable

KIA HIWA RĀ! THE INFLUENCE OF TIKANGA AND THE LANGUAGE REVITALISATION AGENDA ON THE PRACTICES AND PERSPECTIVES OF MĀORI JOURNALISTS WORKING IN REO-MĀORI NEWS

ATAKOHU MIDDLETON
PhD 2020

Supervisors:
Helen Sissons, (Hinematau McNeill)

THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE MORE YOU SEE: M-LEARNING OF VISUAL LITERACY SKILLS

MATTHEW GUINIBERT
PhD 2018

Supervisors:
Petra Theunissen, (Thom Cochrane)

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ETHICAL OR UNETHICAL ADVERTISING: INVESTIGATING THE GREY AREAS OF ACCEPTANCE IN CONTEMPORARY ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

DANIEL FASTNEDGE
MPhil Research (in progress)

Supervisors:
Gudrun Frommherz, (Rosser Johnson)

Currently unavailable

DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR EXTENDED REALITY IN TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

AD NARAYAN
MPhil Research (in progress)

Supervisor:
Gudrun Frommherz

Currently unavailable

TEENS WHO HAVEN'T LOVED BEFORE: RELATIONSHIP BEHAVIOUR IN TEENAGE ROMANCE MOVIES

REBECCA STOKES
MPhil research (in progress)

Supervisor:
Gudrun Frommherz

Currently unavailable

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE: EXPERIENCES OF 1.5 GENERATION ASIAN NEW ZEALANDERS WITH THEIR PARENTS’ EXPECTATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS

RAIN ROQUE
Master of Communication Studies 2022

Supervisor:
Gudrun Frommherz

Currently unavailable

THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS: DIGITAL JOURNEYS BY CHRISTIAN CHARITIES IN NEW ZEALAND

KARL UDY
Master of Communication Studies (in progress)

Supervisor:
Gudrun Frommherz

Currently unavailable

COVID-19: EXPERIENCES OF RACISM AND SCAPEGOATING

CATHERINE SUNG
Master of Communication Studies (in progress)

Supervisor:
Petra Theunissen

Currently unavailable

DO THEY KNOW, DO THEY CARE? TARGETED ADVERTISING AND SM MESSAGING

ANNA WILLIAMS
Master of Communication Studies (in progress)

Supervisor:
Justin Matthews

Currently unavailable

“WHERE DO I BELONG?” DNA TEST RESULTS AND SELF-PERCEPTIONS OF IDENTITY

CATHERINE THEUNISSEN
Master of Communication Studies 2021

Supervisors:
Justin Matthews, Gudrun Frommherz

BRANDING THE DIGITAL NOMAD LIFESTYLE - A GENRE ANALYSIS OF COWORKING RETREAT WEBSITES

PRASANNA NARA
Master of English and New Media Studies 2021

Supervisor:
Philippa Smith

POLICY TO PEOPLE: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE PUBLIC’S INTERPRETATION OF THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT’S WELLBEING BUDGET 2019 THROUGH NEWS AND TWITTER CHANNELS

CIARA CHESTER-CRONIN
Master of English and New Media Studies 2020

Supervisor:
Philippa Smith

MAINTAINING FRIENDSHIPS THROUGH COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION: AN INVESTIGATION OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ USE OF ASYNCHRONOUS AND SYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION

LAN ZHUO
Master of English and New Media Studies 2020

Supervisor:
Philippa Smith

MEN WHO KNIT: A SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICAL DISCOURSE STUDY (SM-CDS) ON THE LEGITIMISATION OF MEN WITHIN REDDIT’S R/KNITTING COMMUNITY

ANGELA-MARIE DESMARAIS
Master of English and New Media Studies 2020

Supervisor:
Philippa Smith

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES: PERSPECTIVES OF NEW ZEALAND PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTITIONERS

KELSEY SCHUTTE
Master of Communication Studies 2021

Supervisor:
Petra Theunissen

THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTICE – A NEW ZEALAND PERSPECTIVE

STEFANIE MARTENS
Master of Communication Studies 2020

Supervisor:
Petra Theunissen

SPORT PUBLIC RELATIONS IN NEW ZEALAND: ANALYSING THE STATE OF THE DISCIPLINE IN NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL SPORT ORGANISATIONS

PAUL STEVENS
Master of Communication Studies 2019

Supervisor:
Deepti Bhagava

INFORMATION MODELS IN MULTIPLAYER GAMING: TEACHING NEW PLAYERS THE COMPLEX IN-GAME ECONOMY OF COUNTER-STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE

CHARLES JORDAN
Master of Communication Studies 2020

Supervisor:
Justin Matthews

M-LEARNING ABOUT TONGAN FOOD: A CONCEPT OF A CULTURE-SPECIFIC APP FOR LEARNING ABOUT TONGAN FOOD CULTURE

HULU TU'INUKUAFE
Master of Communication Studies 2019

Supervisors:
Gudrun Frommherz, Matthew Guinibert

INDIGENOUS CONNECTIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA: MĀORI INVOLVEMENT IN THE EVENTS AT STANDING ROCK

INDIA FREMAUX
Master of Communication Studies 2019

Supervisors:
Gudrun Frommherz, (Ella Henry)

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU’RE TALKING TO? TRANSGENDER REPRESENTATION ON THE TELEVISION SHOW TRANSPARENT

Master of Communication Studies 2018

Supervisors:
Sissons, Helen, (Sharyn Graham-Davies)

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN FOR SMARTWATCH GAMES

HUANGYU LI 
Master of Communication Studies 2017

Supervisors:
Justin Matthews, Gudrun Frommherz

SUBSCRIPTION VIDEO ON DEMAND: VIEWING PREFERENCES AMONG NEW ZEALAND AUDIENCES

RACHEL DANIELS
Master of Communication Studies 2017

Supervisor:
Gudrun Frommherz

NARRATIVE AND GAMEPLAY DESIGN IN THE STORY-DRIVEN VIDEOGAME: A CASE STUDY ON THE LAST OF US

KELSEY CAMERON
Master of Communication Studies 2017

Supervisors: Justin Matthews, Gudrun Frommherz

BRAND AWARENESS GAINS WINGS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: THE CONTINUED RISE OF VALUES BASED MARKETING

NIGEL GRIMSHAW JONES
Master of Communication Studies 2016

Supervisor:
Gudrun Frommherz