BMS (Hons), MEd, SFHEA
Narissa is of Tainui, Ngāti Kahungungu and Ngāti Porou descent. She has held operational and academic roles in wānanga, ITP and university settings. Her background is in academic skill development and student transition into, through and out of tertiary education. Most recently, she has led course and curriculum design projects at institutional and cross-institutional levels with a specific focus on embedded skill development. She has contributed to the design and delivery of learning and teaching professional development initiatives and was promoted to the senior academic staff at the end of 2018 in recognition of her contributions to learning and teaching.
Research | Current
- Employability development in research intensive institutions
- Academic development
2017 Senior Fellow, Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy UK)
Leads a team of specialist student learning advisers who provide expertise in the areas of English Language Enrichment, Inclusive Learning and Māori and Pacific Development.
Areas of expertise
- Curriculum design and development
- Learning and instructional design for face to face, blended and fully online formats
- Staff professional development
- Student capability development
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Brown, G., Cooper-Thomas, H., Curtin, J., Dunham, A., Geertshuis, S., Knewstubb, B., ... Kensington-Miller, B. (2019). Teaching for transformation: The 4E’s of teaching future-ready graduates. Paper presented at Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 2 July - 5 July 2019. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sean Sturm, Susan Geertshuis, Gavin Brown, Jennifer Curtin, Annette Dunham, Barbara Kensington-Miller