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    • A Singular Man: The Life of Dr Andrew Sinclair 1794-1861

      Gunn, Cathy (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Thesis Governor Robert Fitzroy appointed Dr Andrew Sinclair as colonial secretary to New Zealand in January 1844. No one in the country knew who Dr Sinclair was, or if he was qualified for a top government job in a troubled ...
    • Duregraph: Exploring Duration in the Post-photographic Image

      van Vliet, David (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This practice-led research project artistically considers how experienced time might be perceived in manipulated photographic images. The inquiry is developed through a series of digital images whose content is renegotiated ...
    • The Truth About Writing Teenage Fiction As I Now Know It

      Musson, Emma (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Young adults. On the brink of adulthood, they wait, sometimes impatiently, for that day to arrive so they can be older, wiser, free of the constraints they often feel hold them back. It is during these years of growth and ...
    • Teenagers and Marketing Communication on Instagram

      Ubaid, Ali (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This study aims to determine if teenagers between the ages of 14-16 years are aware of the marketing communication tactics they are exposed to on Instagram. The study focuses on Instagram because it is one of the most ...
    • Conversations About Poverty in New Zealand: How the News Media Framed Metiria Turei’s Confession and Resignation Prior to the 2017 General Election

      Johnson, Karen (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This thesis analyses how the news media framed Metiria Turei’s confession and resignation prior to the 2017 General Election. In particular it investigates how poverty is portrayed, in the 10 weeks of the campaign period ...
    • War & Bees

      Bailie-Bellew, Thea (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This thesis consists of practice-led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film; plus, a 6000-word essay (exegesis). A summary of the script is as follows. Bridget, a devout Catholic woman, returns ...
    • A Kaiako Perspective of Inquiry-based Learning in a Wānanga Setting

      Vesetolu, Francis Desmond (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Wānanga are self-determined places of learning and discovery. They are an indigenous educational provider trying to establish their own identity and to be consequential to Māori education and for all people of Aotearoa New ...
    • He pukenga wai, he nohoanga tāngata. He nohoanga tāngata, he putanga kōrero: The Whanganui River, People, Knowledge, Technology and Place

      Baron, Gabriel (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Many indigenous cultures are facing the struggle of language revitalisation. The need for constant effort and contribution has resulted in assessment and experiments in use of modern technologies. This research seeks to ...
    • He Kōrero Paki nō Tawhiti mai: Narratives from Distant Past

      Easton, Herewini (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      He Kōrero Paki nō Tawhiti mai: Narratives from Distant Past Te Wai Ka Tō hia He Wai Mā Ū; Caught by the drag of the water Kei roto i ngā waiata tuku iho, ko ngā reo whakapapa, ko ngā reo whakatauki me ngā reo pūrākau. ...
    • Rise - All Roads Lead to Rome, but so Few to Its Women: The Challenges of Writing a Feminist Historical Novel Set During the Late Roman Republic

      Parker, Kaarina (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      RISE is a historical novel, set during the late Roman Republic. It follows the lives of three protagonists; Servilia, Clodia, and Fulvia, as they experience love and pain, discover their identities, and claim their power. ...
    • The Design and Application of Self-assembled Cooperative Catalysts

      Bandi, Bhanumathi (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This thesis describes the application of self-assembly and cooperativity in the design of efficient catalytic systems. In particular, we are looking at chemical reactions which require two or more catalytic units working ...
    • Does Remaining at Home With a Homecare Package Promote Maintenance of Life Skills and Enhance Quality of Life

      Roberts, Julie (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This mixed methodology study investigated whether provision of a homecare package promotes maintenance of life skills and quality of life in older adults, from their perspective. Twelve participants, 49 to 80+ years of ...
    • Toward a New Climate Rhetoric: Appropriating Authority, Mobilising Anger and Radical Politics to Activate the Alarmed Youth

      Pink, Dominic (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      The climate and ecological crises are the most urgent existential threats facing humanity. Creative communication approaches on this topic are required to counter the ideological constraints of mainstream news media and ...
    • Concepts of Creation, Representations and Vulnerable Populations: The Terraform of a Science Fiction Novel

      Jenkin, Andra (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Prisoners in the Temple of Money is a science fiction novel with comedic elements, set against the socio-political backdrop of a world where humanity having fled a dead Earth to spread across the solar system, struggle to ...
    • "Digital Trust": How Team Leaders View Trust in Global Virtual Teams

      Bain, Michael (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Global virtual teams may be a new phenomenon to many people, but they are quickly becoming commonplace within companies and organisations (Brahm & Kunze, 2012). With this increase in the use of global virtual teams it is ...
    • The Politics of Dreaming

      Wilson, Alexa (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      The Politics of Dreaming as a practice-based research project asks: How might an inquiry into “political dreaming” manifest within my performance-video-based activist art practice? The political dream infers collective ...
    • Postdigital Visual Literacy: A Semiotic Perspective

      Kearney, Richard (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Visual literacy, a literacy that involves the meaningful decoding of images, is often invoked when discussing environments rich with new media. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube; these platforms are image heavy. Major platforms ...
    • The Problem of the Warrior Woman

      Brocklebank, Meredith (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      The exegesis, The Problem of the Warrior Woman explores the lack of female warriors in contemporary fiction and how the notion of what makes a hero if the protagonist is a woman. It also explores some of the many problematic ...
    • Cold Water

      Johnstone, Amy (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This thesis consists of practice-led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film; plus a 6000-word essay (exegesis). A summary of the script is as follows: Heidi Walters often thinks with her heart ...
    • We Can Be Gay and Still Save the World

      Potter, Renee (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      The exegesis We Can Be Gay and Still Save the World explores the research question of whether a New Adult science-fiction novel can be homonormative in nature, with a vast array of LGBT+ individuals as the main ensemble ...