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. See recent reports.
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. View copies of the newsletter.
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 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 a chapter in Pronunciation in the classroom (TESOL, 2016), a chapter in the Handbook of English Pronunciation (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), 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 an entry on “Intercultural communication in New Zealand” for The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (Wiley-Blackwell), and a book on teaching English spelling.
Adjunct Research Professor
Kenneth Jackson is English by birth (Merton, Surrey) and is currently: an Adjunct Research Professor at the Auckland Institute of Studies; a Research Associate of the New Zealand Asia Institute; and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Auckland. He retired in June 2012, as Director of the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Auckland which he joined in 2003, having formerly been a long-time staff member in economics. He has held visiting professorships at universities in several countries, including China, India and Japan.
His research and consultancy has covered Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, encompassing issues related to economics, economic history, development and agriculture, trade, migration and remittances, technology and infrastructure, food supply and food security, mining and electricity related issues. Current work concerns labour migration and mining employment multipliers.