Help is at hand if you need assistance with any research issue. SIT's research manager and the research assistant are just a phone call or email away if you need any advice or help regarding research matters. This might include applying for internal or external funding; publishing; research design; assistance with data analysis; connecting with other like-minded researchers; and developing or talking through a research idea.
Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen
Sally completed a PhD in ethnomusicology/music education at Otago University in 2003, which examined early childhood teachers and their development as teachers of music. Her research interests include music education, the use of music in sport, and the concept of tone deafness, as well as gender issues. She was a keynote speaker at the 2007 Music Education Aotearoa-New Zealand Music conference: Making Music Matters and is a board member of METANZ (Music Education Trust Aotearoa New Zealand. She is on the Editorial Board for the New Zealand Journal of Early Education and a research contact on the Early Childhood Network.
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Dr Jo Whittle
Jo has recently completed a PhD in environmental history through the University of Auckland. Her thesis traces the ways in which electricity development and consumption shaped landscapes in New Zealand during the twentieth century. She has an MSc in resource management from Lincoln University and has worked in environmental policy and planning in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Research interests include popular conceptions of the environment, energy developments and urban history.
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