Business School


Group members

Meet our Sustainability Research Group (SRG) members and learn more about their research programmes. Links to staff directory or personal profile pages have been provided where available.

Dr Denise Conroy
Senior Lecturer in Marketing
The University of Auckland Business School

Research Programmes:

  • Sustainability, identity and change.
  • Sustainable communities and settlements, a major project in collaboration with Landcare Research which aims to identify barriers and enhancers to promoting behavioural change.
  • Eat to Live, a project which aims to shift consumers towards more sustainable patterns of food and beverage consumption by 2015.

Dr Ross McDonald
Senior Lecturer in Management and International Business
The University of Auckland Business School

Research Programmes:

  • Psychology of change and community solutions to unsustainable practice.
  • Values and ethics in society.
  • Alternative measures to progress including happiness.
  • Ongoing research in the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan and Gross National Happiness.

Professor Laurence Murphy
Head of the Department of Property
The University of Auckland Business School

Research Programmes:

  • Urban economics and urban development.
  • Urban regeneration.
  • Housing policy and social change.

Professor Basil Sharp
Economics
The University of Auckland Business School

Research programmes:

  • Innovation and growth: design, operation, and economic outcomes associated with rights based systems of governance.
  • Resource and environmental economics and law and economics.

Chellie Spiller
PhD candidate, Management and International Business
The University of Auckland Business School

Research Programmes:

  • Sustainable tourism.
  • Holistic wellbeing.

Dr Manuka Henare
Associate Dean of Māori and Pacific Business
The University of Auckland Business School

Research Programmes:

  • Sustainability in energy.
  • Innovation and sustainability in the seafood sector.
  • Sustainability in Māori development and business.

Dr Rachel Wolfgramm
Lecturer in Management and International Business
The University of Auckland Business School

Research programmes:

  • Sustainability in business, society and culture, corporate ethics.
  • Sustainability in governance.
  • Sustainable Māori enterprise.
  • Sustainability in the Pacific.
  • Eco-tourism, native science and sustainable practices.