Mrs Justine Justine O'Hara-Gregan
BA, Dip Tch ECE, Dip EI, PG Dip Education, MEd (1st class honours)
Justine O'Hara-Gregan is a Professional Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in the School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice. Justine's Master's research explored teacher's experiences and understandings of authenticity and professionalism in early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Her proposed doctoral research focuses on the role of mindfulness in relationship building and maintenance in early childhood contexts. Justine also has research and teaching interests in adult teaching and learning, sustainability, hauora (holistic wellbeing), diversity, inclusion, social justice and respectful pedagogy. Justine is a fully registered teacher with experience in mentoring provisionally certificated teachers.
Research | Current
Justine's research specialisation is early childhood education and teacher experience and wellbeing. Justine uses qualitative methodologies and she has a particular interest in narrative enquiry and autoethnography .
Teaching | Current
Graduate Diploma ECE
- Learning Theories
- Personal Pedagogy
Current postgraduate supervision
Shinsuke Yoshimura - Early childhood teacher expectations of the transition from early childhood education (ECE) to school in Japan.
Teaching and service
Areas of expertise
- Qualitative methods
- Narrative research
- Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Board Secretary: New Zealand Infant and Toddler Consortium
- Member: OMEP Auckland
- Full teacher registration/certification with Education Council of Aotearoa NZ (previously NZ Teachers Council)