My current research project is looking into the emotional impact on Christchurch teachers of the Canterbury earthquakes. I am recording teachers' earthquake stories and asking them about how they are dealing with the ongoing impact of the earthquakes. Teachers are stil most welcome to contact me if they would like to be part of this research project. I am also interested in their emotional wellbeing and the ways that they are coping throughout this time. In the context of tertiary education (post secondary school including university), I am interested in tertiary teachers' emotions, the emotions of tertiary students and how this relates to their learning, how adults develop motivation for certain domains, and finally how they overcome any historically created emotional barriers to their present day learning. i have recently completed a pilot study funded by Ako Aotearoa, investigating emotions in tertiary teaching. Research methods included daily diary recording, interviews and a series of online questionnaires about emotions, happiness and life satisfaction. My PhD research focused on children's emotions during classroom learning activities in the three year research project - The Project on Learning (Nuthall, 2002).