Dr Frauke Meyer

PhD, MEd, PGradDipE, MEd (RTLB) GER

Research | Current

  • Interpersonal leadership practices and capabilities (Open-to-learning conversations, problem-solving, building relational trust, openmindedness, psychological safety)
  • Organisational leadership practices (goal-setting, leadership effectiveness, coherence)
  • Leadership preparation (leadership induction, beginning principals' experiences, mentoring)

Teaching | Current

EDPROFST 738 Educational Leadership

EDUC 735 Researching Educational Settings

EDPROFST 782 Educational Change

Postgraduate supervision

Supervision areas: Educational leadership, leadership practices, trust, mentoring

Preferred methodology: Mixed methods and qualitative.

Masters and Doctoral (EdD, PhD)

Areas of expertise

Frauke Meyer is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education. Her academic career and research mainly focuses on educational leadership and leadership practices. Her current research is concerned with school leadership, leadership induction/mentoring and interpersonal leadership practices. The immediate focus of her research is the analysis, assessment, and development of interpersonal behaviours that promote relational trust. Her expertise lies in qualitative as well as quantitative research methodologies and mixed methods designs. Frauke has worked on a number of small to large-scale research projects and program evaluations.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Past Member of the Auckland Science Policy Exchange Initiative by the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Professor Sir Peter Gluckman http://www.pmcsa.org.nz/spe/
  • Member of the University's Human Participants Ethics Committee (UAHPEC)
  • Past Member of the LDPP Postgraduate Committee

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Bendikson, L., Broadwith, M., Zhu, T., & Meyer, F. (2020). Goal pursuit practices in high schools: hitting the target?. JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION10.1108/JEA-01-2020-0020
  • Meyer, F., Yao, E. S., & Meissel, K. (2020). The summer learning effect in writing in New Zealand (vol 33, pg 1183, 2020). READING AND WRITING, 33 (5), 1211-1211. 10.1007/s11145-020-10027-3
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kane Meissel, Esther Yao
  • Robinson, V., Meyer, F., Le Fevre, D., & Sinnema, C. (2020). The Quality of Leaders' Problem-Solving Conversations: Truth-Seeking or Truth-Claiming?. LEADERSHIP AND POLICY IN SCHOOLS10.1080/15700763.2020.1734627
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Claire Sinnema, Viviane Robinson, Deidre Le Fevre
  • Meyer, F., & Slater-Brown, K. (2020). Educational change doesn’t come easy: Lead teachers’ work as change agents. Mathematics Education Research Journal, online first.10.1007/s13394-020-00333-y
  • Meyer, F., Sinnema, C., & Patuawa, J. (2019). Novice principals setting goals for school improvement in New Zealand. School Leadership and Management, 39 (2), 198-221. 10.1080/13632434.2018.1473358
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Claire Sinnema, Jacqui Patuawa
  • Meyer, F., Le Fevre, D. M., Bendikson, L., Ashmore, N., Slater-Brown, K., & Webb, T. (2018). Building Trust through Action. Paper presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE), Auckland, New Zealand. 28 March - 28 November 2018. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deidre Le Fevre
  • Meissel, K., Meyer, F., Yao, E. S., & Rubie-Davies, C. M. (2017). Subjectivity of teacher judgments: Exploring student characteristics that influence teacher judgments of student ability. Teaching and Teacher Education, 65, 48-60. 10.1016/j.tate.2017.02.021
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Esther Yao, Kane Meissel, Christine Rubie-Davies
  • Meyer, F, Le Fevre, D. M., & Robinson, V.M.J. (2017). How leaders communicate their vulnerability: Implications for trust building. International Journal of Educational Management, 31 (2), 221-235. 10.1108/IJEM-11-2015-0150
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deidre Le Fevre, Viviane Robinson


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 5, Room 517
New Zealand

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