Academic Staff

Staff at AIS are research-active and many are PBRF rated. See below for a full list of our academic staff (listed alphabetically) and how you can get in contact with them.

 

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Dr Neda Abdelhamid

Lecturer, IT Programme

Qualifications: PhD (Computer Science), B Engineering (Software Engineering)
Main Teaching Field: Systems analysis and design, management information systems, e-business solutions

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Anna Addison

Lecturer, Hospitality and Tourism Programmes

Qualifications: CertTT AUT, DTTC ATI, Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism (ATITB), Graduate Certificate in International Tourism Management (AUT)

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Dr Saghir Ahmad

Lecturer, IT Programme

Qualifications: PhD, MSc (Applied Mathematics), BSc
Main Teaching Field: Mathematics (discrete, engineering, finance) and programming

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Kourosh Ahmadi

Lecturer, IT Programme

Qualifications: BEng(Hons), MSc (Systems Engineering), PGCE (Post Graduate in Education), PGCM (Post Graduate in Marketing) UK, MCT(Alumni), MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA, MCDST, CCAI, CCNA, CTT (Certified Technical Trainer), ITIL
Main Teaching Field: Networking, Security, Microsoft, Cisco, Hardware/Software training and ITIL

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Sawsan Al-Shamaa

Senior Lecturer / Coordinator for MBA dissertation and MBA field study

Qualifications: MSc (Statistics) UK, BSc (Applied Statistics) (Hons) Baghdad
Main Teaching Field: Business Quantitative Methods, Business Research Methods

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Dr Ershad Ali

Senior Lecturer, Business Programmes

Qualifications: MEngSci Melbourne, MSc Dhaka, PhD Massey
Main Teaching Field: Applied Management, International Business, Economics, Industry Practice

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Bob Beaver

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: M.Phil (IMC), B.A. (London), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (London), Certificate in Higher Education (Unitec), Graduate Certificate in Career Development (AUT).
Main Teaching Field: Human Resource Management

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Jackie Chambers

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: BA/Dip Tchg, TESSOL
Main Teaching Field: General English

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Beverly Chen

Lecturer, Hospitality Programmes

Qualifications: MIHM(Hons.), GDTT, BIHM, NCALE, NCAET, LCQ, Food Handling Certificate
Main Teaching Field: Food and beverage production and management

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Neil Crombie

Director for Business, Hospitality and Tourism

Qualifications: BCom, MCom (Hons), PhD (Accounting), CA, CAANZ

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John Cunningham

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes / Executive Director - Ignition Partner Ltd

Qualifications:

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Prof. Richard Goodall

Director for Business Administration

Qualifications: BEd Monash, BCom Melb, MEc Sydney, EdD Nevada, FCIS, AccMLEADR

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Havea Hikule'o Fonua

Lecturer, IT Programme

Qualifications: BComSci (Bachelor of Computer Science) - Wollongongo, Australia, MDigCom (Master of Digital Communication) - Monash, Australia
Main Teaching Field: C# Programming Language (C/C++), Database Management Systems, Software Testing, Information Technology System

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Simon Hoole

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: BSc, MPS(lang)
Main Teaching Field: General English, English for Academic Purposes

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David Jordan

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: BA (Linguistics), CLTA
Main Teaching Field: General English, IELTS Preparation

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Shaun Kelly

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: BPhEd, DipTchg, DipTESOL (Trinity)
Main Teaching Field: General English, English for Academic Purposes, IELTS Preparation, Business English

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Rakesh Kumar

Lecturer, IT Programme

Qualifications: Master of Computer Applications, Post Graduate Diploma in computing
Main Teaching Field: OOP, Computer Networking, System Analysis and Design, Requirement Modelling

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Sunil Lakhani

Senior Lecturer / Postgraduate Internship Supervisor

Qualifications: MBA (Finance); MPBS (Hons) (Accounting); Post Grad Cert (Bus.); DipProfAcc; BCom (Hons); CPA

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Beena Lal

Lecturer, Business Programmes

Qualifications: MPBS (Hons) (Accounting) NZ, PGDipEd, BA, DipEd Fiji, Cert AET NZ, Member - The Institute of Internal Auditors New Zealand, CPA (Aust.)
Main Teaching Field: Accounting, Finance, Taxation, IT and Ethics in Accounting Practice

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Terry Leotta

Director for English Language and Learning Support

Qualifications: BA, MA (Hons) Auck, CELTA, IDLTM
Main Teaching Field: General English, English for Academic Purposes

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Pam Logan

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: DipTchg Christchurch, CertLTA ATI, DipELT, BA (Linguistics), MA (Linguistics) Auck
Main Teaching Field: Language Teacher Training

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Martin Mahler

Deputy Director, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: NZCATT, NZDipBus, BCom, PgDBA, MaMgmt
Main Teaching Field: Marketing and Economics

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Dr Shuaib Memon

Lecturer, IT Programme

Qualifications: PhD (Computer and Information Sciences), MSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, Diploma in Electronics
Main Teaching Field: Programming, Web Development and Databases

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Dr Leonie Menzies

Academic Leader, Business Programmes

Qualifications: PhD (Tourism Management), North West University M Com (Tourism Management), North West University B com (Hons) (Tourism Management), North West University
Main Teaching Field: Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Tourism Management

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Dr Amir Moravejosharieh

Lecturer, IT Programme

Qualifications: PhD (Computer Science and Software Engineering), MCs (Computer Science and Information Technology), BEng (Computer Engineering-Hardware)
Main Teaching Field: Penetration Testing (Cisco Cybersecurity), Computer and Communication Network Security, Topics in Cloud Computing, Network System Security (CCNA security), Intermediate and Advanced Computer Networking (CCNA, CCNP), Mobile Network Design, Server Administr

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Albert Ng

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: BSc, BCom, CertTEFL, GradDipTESOL, MPLSLT
Main Teaching Field: General English, English for Academic Purposes

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Claude Oberto

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications:

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Tony Ó Braonáin

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: BEd, MALT
Main Teaching Field: General English, Language Teacher Training

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Paul OBrien

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: MBA, Dip. Business Marketing (Auckland)
Main Teaching Field: Marketing and Strategic Marketing

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Saida Parvin

Lecturer, Business Programmes

Qualifications: NCEAT, BA, MSSc, MBA (Finance) University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Main Teaching Field: International Business, Strategic Management, Economics, Industry Practice

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Dr Tanya Petrichtcheva

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: BA, DipTEFL Krasnoyark, PhD (Education) Moscow
Main Teaching Field: English for Academic Purposes, IELTS Preparation

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Dr Sid Sirisukha

BA Academic Administration Coordinator / Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: PhD (AUT, NZ), MSc (Stevens Tech, USA), BSc (Caldwell U, USA)
Main Teaching Field: Operations and Logistics

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Jonathon Spring

Lecturer, Hospitality and Tourism Programmes

Qualifications: BA, MA Auck
Main Teaching Field: Tourism in New Zealand, Heritage Tourism Studies, Ecotourism

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Christine Tan

Lecturer, IT Programme

Qualifications: PhD (Knowledge Management), MSc (IT), B.IT (Hons) IT Management
Main Teaching Field: Management Information Systems, Database Management Systems, System Analysis & Design, E-Business Strategies, E-Commence, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

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John Tan

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: PhD (Massey, NZ), MBA (Bath, UK), BSc (Glasgow, UK)
Main Teaching Field: Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Business Strategies and Change Management

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Dr Semisi Taumoepeau

Academic Leader of Tourism Programmes / Director of Pasifika Studies and Relations

Qualifications: BSc Auck, CertTP Bradford, CertTM Hawai’I, MSc Surrey, DBA USC
Main Teaching Field: Tourism Management, Tourism Regulations, Tourism Planning, Air Transport Management, Pacific Tourism

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Zaina Theresa

Academic Leader, Hospitality Programmes

Qualifications: BSc, BHM, PGDipHA, MIHM (Hons.)
Main Teaching Field: Hospitality management, business environment, strategic management

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Dr Nick Towner

Lecturer, Hospitality and Tourism Programmes

Qualifications: BSC (Griffith), MSC (Auckland), PhD (AUT)
Main Teaching Field: Sustainable Tourism Development, Surf Tourism, Pacific Tourism, Marine Tourism

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Dr Michael Watts

Head of School, Information Technology

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD Otago
Main Teaching Field: Database and Software Development

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Lynda Williams

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: CertTEFL
Main Teaching Field: General English

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Matthew Williams

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: Cert TESOL
Main Teaching Field: General English, English for Academic Purposes

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