As an education provider of programmes up to level 7 (Bachelor) and 9 (Master), AIS takes very seriously its commitment to a research culture. This commitment manifests itself in many ways.
In 2014, Dr Adam Brown was appointed the Director of Research, with overall responsibility for research-oriented activity within the institution.
The Research Committee, comprising senior members of AIS teaching staff, other research-active staff, and an adjunct research professor, meets regularly in order to plan research initiatives.
An Annual Research and Publication Report is produced, showcasing AIS researchers’ outputs and other activities. Download a copy of the latest report (1.73Mb).
The AIS Research Newsletter is produced at least three times per year. Each issue of the newsletter contains a featured AIS researcher, articles on various aspects of the research process, recent research outputs by AIS staff, and upcoming conferences. Download the latest Research Newsletter (800kb).
The AIS Research Award recognises those staff who have produced quality outputs over the previous year. There are two categories: Established Researcher, for those staff with PBRF rankings, and Emerging Researcher, for those without. Some “honourable mentions” are also recognised.
The Centre for Research in International Education (CRIE) aims to provide a forum for conducting research into the social, economic and pedagogic consequences of the internationalism of education. It has several regular activities:
- The Journal of International Education and Business is published twice a year.
- An international conference is hosted biennially.
- Research papers and working papers are downloadable from the CRIE website.
For more on CRIE, go to the CRIE website.
Any academics interested in the possibility of conducting joint research with AIS staff, should contact the staff member (Staff can be found under their respective Programme page).
Director of Research
Phone: 815 1717 ext 849
I come from Epsom in the UK, famous for the Derby horserace – a coincidence, as I now live in Epsom, a suburb of Auckland. I have taught in the UK, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. My background is in linguistics, and I hold a PhD in phonetics from the University of Edinburgh. I have (co)written and (co)edited many books and articles on three main topics:
- Phonetics and, more broadly, pronunciation teaching
- English language teaching and applied linguistics
- Singapore English
My most recent publications are Pronunciation and Phonetics: A Practical Guide for English Language Teachers (Routledge 2014), and three entries for The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Forthcoming outputs include a chapter in Handbook of English Pronunciation (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), a chapter in Integrating Pronunciation with Other Skills (TESOL, 2015) and an entry on “Intercultural communication in New Zealand” for The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).
I am married with two grown-up children.