Auckland University of Technology has a rich spectrum of dedicated supervisors who are engaged in, and support Rainbow research. They teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They are both members of the Rainbow community and allies, and are noted for their dedication, professionalism and expertise. They are here to help you get the best from study.
Meet some of our ground breakers.
Elizabeth Du Preez
Dr Elizabeth du Preez is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. She is a registered psychologist and systemic thinker with research and supervision interests in wellbeing and resilience in older queer communities and workforce competence in delivering mental health services to the Rainbow community.
You can access her research and teaching profile here: https://academics.aut.ac.nz/elizabeth.dupreez
Dr Monique Redmond lectures in the School of Art & Design in Visual Arts. She is an artist who works collaboratively and is part of Public Share collective, with research and supervision interests in sculpture, installation, drawing, social art practice, and temporary and event-based practices.
You can access her research and teaching profile here: https://academics.aut.ac.nz/monique.redmond
Dr Fiona Amundsen teaches in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies; she is also a Board member of Auckland Pride. She is a visual artist who works with photography and moving image. Her research and supervision interests include historiography, the social responsibility of witnessing, and the ethics of documentary photographic and filmic practices.
You can access her research and teaching profile here: https://academics.aut.ac.nz/fiona.amundsen
Dr Welby Ings lectures in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies. He is a writer, filmmaker and illustrator - with research and supervision interests in visual communication design, film production, educational reform, and queer language.
You can access his research and teaching profile here: https://academics.aut.ac.nz/welby.ings
Tangaroa Paora (Muriwhenua), is a takatāpui lecturer in Te Ara Poutama, AUT's Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Development. He teaches Te Reo Māori, Media Studies, Contemporary Māori Issues, and Cultural Competency. His research is primarily concerned with creative practice, takatāpui identitiy, and the impact of gender role differentiation on forms of Māori performance.
Dr Paula Collens
Dr Paula Collens is a Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy. She contributes to research, supervision and teaching on postgraduate practitioner training programmes. Her specific interests are, sexuality diversity/queer lives, identities, and wellbeing; and the integration of the arts in psychotherapy.
You can access Paula’s research profile here: https://academics.aut.ac.nz/paula.collens
Tof Eklund (they/them) lectures in the School of Language and Culture. Their output includes fiction, journalism, zine comics, and indie games. Tof’s research and supervision interests include queer theory and subculture, intersectionality, comics and games studies.
You can find their research and teaching profile here: https://academics.aut.ac.nz/tof.eklund