Patricia has a wide range of interests. In 1998 she instigated the planting of the Pa Harakeke on campus, and in 2003 she initiated the MAOR114/ARTH108 Summer school course ‘Nga Mahi a Ringa’, to encourage Maori and other Pacific Island students into research, via their material culture. Recently she undertook research of the Oceanic collection donated by John Macmillan Brown to the Canterbury Museum, and spent three years as contracted researcher for a FRST funded project with Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa, gathering traditional tikanga about the harvesting of kiekie and other weaving resources. She has been involved with Nga Puna Waihanga for a number of years, also edits the Maori Weavers national newsletter.
- Wallace PT. (2015) He huruhuru te manu ka rere - Birds need feathers to fly. Dunedin, New Zealand: Costume and Textiles Association New Zealand, 24-25 Apr 2015
- Wallace PT. (2015) Secrets of the Cards: Stories within Stories. Vienna, Austria: 21st Annual Conference of New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA), 1-4 Jul 2015
- Wallace PT. (2015) Weaving Experiments: sharing strands that enabled the recovery of forgotten techniques. Nuku'alofa, Tonga: Pacific Arts Association, Pacific Chapter Conference, 29 Sep-4 Oct 2015
- Wallace PT., Anderson G., Jenkin R. and Horry D. (2015) A response to the article, 'A possible pre-Tasman canoe landing site, or tauranga waka, in Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand', by Rüdiger Mack and Rosanne Hawarden, Bulletin of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (2014), 38: 111-124. Bulletin of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 39: 133-138.
- Wallace PTA. (2014) Te Piu o te Pakanga - Swinging into battle. Auckland, New Zealand: 13th Annual Symposium of the Costume & Textile Association of New Zealand (2014 CTANZ Symposium), 30-31 May 2014