Honour Roll 2009 - Erskine Programme - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Honour Roll 2009

Visiting Erskine, Canterbury and Oxford and Cambridge Fellows for 2009 are listed below in the order of the School/Department which they visited. The visitor's name, home university or organisation, and the area/s of expertise are listed. Not all Schools/Departments have a Fellow in any one year, so you may wish to check other years for Fellows in your area. Visiting Canterbury Fellows names appear in boldVisiting Oxford Fellows names appear in bold+italics. Visiting Cambridge Fellows names appear in BOLD+CAPS. Please click on the name of the visitor to make e-mail contact.



Institution and Research interest

Accountancy & Information Systems

Professor France Bélanger

Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA
IS project management, impacts of telecommunication technologies on individuals and organisations, e-business

Professor James Guthrie

University of Sydney, Australia
Accounting, auditing & accountability, leaning towards public policy, social & environmental matters, knowledge management, intellectual capital & intangibles

Professor Jean Shaoul

Manchester Business School, UK
Financial analysis of public policy & corporate performance, case studies in corporate social accountability

Biological Sciences (School of)

Professor Alison Smith (Biochemistry)

University of Cambridge, UK
Metabolism of plants, algae and bacteria

Professor Evan DeLucia

University of Illinois, USA
Physiological ecology of vascular plants, photosynthesis, plant architecture, stress, climate change

Professor Steven Gaines

University of California Santa Barbara,USA
Marine ecology; conservation biology; ecological modelling; larval transport; coastal climate change

Associate Professor Bridget Mabbutt

Macquarie University, Australia
Structure & function of proteins; protein NMR; structural genomics of the bacterial mobile metagenome

Chemical & Process Engineering

Dr Michael Bird

University of Bath, UK
Fouling and cleaning; membrane separations; separations

Professor Todd Przybycien Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Chemical engineering, biomolecular engineering & biomedical engineering

Professor Laurence Weatherley

University of Kansas, USA
Liquid/liquid systems; ion exchange; biological treatments


Professor Michael A Collins

Australian National University, Australia
Theoretical chemical physics

Professor Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Supramolecular & medicinal chemistry, recognition & sensing physiologically active ions & molecules, photochemistry & photophysics of lanthanide compounds


University of Cambridge, UK
Structural characterisation of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles

Professor Jeffrey Keillor

University of Montreal, Canada
Bio-organic chemistry; enzyme mechanism; protein chemistry

Professor Mark Pollard

University of Oxford,UK
Archaeological science, archaeological chemistry

Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

Professor Peter Fajfar

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Static and modal methods of dynamic analysis, response history analysis, ADRS analysis, IDA and CSM of seismic analysis

Professor Doug Gransberg

University of Oklahoma, USA
Construction engineering management including cost estimation, construction finance, project management & control, quality management

Professor Colin Smith

University of Sheffield, UK
Discontinuity layout optimisation, limit state analysis & retrofit design for masonry arch bridges, simulation of reactive flow in porous media

Professor David K Stevens

Utah State University, USA
Environmental engineering (transport processes, surface water quality modelling, bioremediation)

Associate Professor Susan L Tighe

University of Waterloo, Canada
Infrastructure/Transportation, design of highway & airport

Communication Disorders

Professor Kenn Apel

Florida State University, USA
Speech, language and literacy development

Professor Jean-Pierre Gagné

Université de Montréal, Canada
Audiology rehabilitation; perceptual & cognitive processes underlying auditory, visual & auditory-visual speech perception

Professor Donal Sinex

Utah State University, USA
Audiology, acoustics and psychoacoustics

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Dr José L Marzo

University of Girona, Spain
Multimedia networks; distributed computer simulation; open distance learning

Professor Dusan Petkovic

Rosenheim Uni.of Applied Science, Germany

Associate Professor Sherali Zeadally

University of the District of Columbia, USA
Computer networks and security

Economics and Finance

Professor James Alm

Georgia State University, USA
Taxation, fiscal decentralisation, public finance in developing countries, housing & local government finance, microeconomic theory, behaviour under uncertainty

Professor Ronald J Balvers

West Virginia University, USA
Asset pricing & financial markets; the economics of information, risk & uncertainty; macro-monetary economics

Professor Ted Bergstrom

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Experimental economics, pure & applied micro-economic theory, public finance, welfare, resource & health economics, international trade, game theory

Professor Christopher Bruce

University of Calgary, Canada
Environmental decision-making; microeconomic theory; law & economics; labour economics; economics of collective bargaining, and analysis of law

Professor Ahmad Etebari

University of New Hampshire, USA
Corporate finance and investments

Educational Studies and Human Development (School)

Professor Peter Bryant

University of Oxford, UK
Developmental psychology, psychology of learning and education

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor John Daigle

University of Mississippi, USA
Communications networks and systems, software radio systems

Professor Christopher F McConville

University of Warwick, UK
Surface science; semiconductor thin film characterisation; oxide and nitride based semiconductors

Professor Thomas H Ortmeyer

Clarkson University, USA
Power quality, distribution, electronics and system protection

Fine Arts, Music and Theatre (Centre),(School of Fine Arts, School of Music, Theatre & Film Studies)

Mr Lech Majewski

Theatre, opera, fine arts, literature


Professor Thom Erdle

University of New Brunswick, Canada
Forest management planning, measurement, estate modelling

Professor José Lívio Gomide

Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
Eucalyptus pulping of inter-specific hybrids; implications of clonal variation

Dr Raffaele Spinelli

Timber & Tree Institute, Italy
Forest engineering, biomass harvesting systems, mechanisation, Italian forest industry

Gateway Antarctica

Dr Andrew Clarke

British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, UK
Marine invertebrate biochemistry; evolutionary history Southern Ocean marine fauna; controls on marine & terrestrial diversity; role of temperature in extinction


Professor Robert Haining

University of Cambridge, UK
Methodologies for spatial data analysis with applications in health services research; the geography of crime & economic geography

Dr James Hansom

University of Glasgow, Scotland
Coastal geomorphology & management; polar & glacial environments

Dr Anne W Nolin

Oregon State University, USA
Snow hydrology; climate change impacts snow/glaciers/ice sheets; W.US water resources; satellite remote sensing; snow-melt modelling; radiative transfer modelling

Dr Nigel Tapper

Monash University, Australia
Climatology, air pollution studies

Geological Science

Dr Douglas Burbank

University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Tectonic geomorphology, collisional mountain belts, stratigraphic and geomorphic records of global change

Professor Glenn Thackray

Idaho State University, USA
Quaternary and glacial geology; active tectonics and paleoseismology; hydrogeology; remote sensing

Humanities(School of) (American Studies, Art History & Theory, Classics, Cultural Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Theatre & Film Studies)

Professor Mark Wilson Philosophy Programme

University of Pittsburgh, USA
History and philosophy of science and mathematics, metaphysics and philosophy of language

Languages, Cultures and Linguistics (School of) (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, European Languages & Cultures, Linguistics

Dr Rodrigo CACHO Spanish Programme

University of Cambridge, UK
Spanish literature and language particularly 16th & 17th Centuries

Dr Yvonne Nilges German

University of Oxford, UK
German literature, philosophy & culture, comparative studies of literature & history of music

Literacies and Arts in Education (School of)

Professor Bridget Somekh

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
ICT in education & action research, process of innovation & management of change


Professor Daniel Flint

University of Tennessee, USA
Marketing strategy, research, distribution and logistics

Professor Gary J Koehler

University of Florida, USA
Genetic algorithm theory, machine learning, data-mining, scheduling, large-scale optimisation, eCommerce

Professor Ivan Light

University of California (Los Angeles), USA
Asian enterprise, entrepreneurship, business networks, Weber's theory of entrepreneurship, illegal entrepreneurship, ethnicity, gender & Australian entrepreneurs

Dr Kathy Lund Dean

Idaho State University, USA
Business ethics, organisational behaviour, business planning

Professor Stewart Robinson

University of Warwick, UK
Operational research, specifically simulation methods (discrete-event simulation, system dynamics & agent based modelling)

Mathematics and Statistics

Dr Wolfgang Graf zu Castell-Rűdenhausen

Helmholtz Zentrum Műnchen, Germany
Kernel based methods with applications to approximation, spatial statistics & machine learning; special functions

Professor Huaxiong Huang

York University, Canada
Mathematical modelling & scientific computing; financial & industrial mathematics; biomathematics; fluid mechanics

Professor Carey Priebe

John Hopkins University, USA
Computational stats; kernel & mixture estimates; statistical pattern recognition and image analysis & statistical inference high dimensional and graph data

Associate Professor John A Rhodes

University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Mathematical biology; phylogenetics; applications of algebra to statistical models

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Ronald Dougherty

University of Kansas, USA
Particulates; radiative heat transfer; light scattering; thermofluids

Associate Professor Mark R Garnich

University of Wyoming, USA
Mechanics of materials: composite materials, multicontinuum theories, multi-scale analyses, numerical modelling, micromechanics

Professor Tony Medland

University of Bath, UK
Engineering design; human modelling

Physics and Astronomy

Dr Kurt Baier

University of Würzburg, Germany
Brachytherapy; image processing; tumour tracking; image-guided radiotherapy; computing in medicine; radiobiology; DICOM connectivity

Professor James Morris

Portland State University, USA
Nanotechnology and condensed matter physics

Dr Achim Weiss

Max Planck Institute, Germany
Theoretical aspects of stellar pulsations, stellar structure & evolution & radiation hydrodynamics


Professor Jennifer J Freyd

University of Oregon, USA
Cognitive psychology, psychology of trauma

Associate Professor Jeff Schimel

University of Alberta, Canada
Personality and social psychology

Mr Martyn Sloman

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK
Training & development; human resource development; management development; HRM; economics

Dr Eric Stice

University of Oregon, USA
Easting disorders, mood disorders and obesity with emphasis on prevention research, health psychology

Social and Political Sciences (School of)

Professor Michael Stohl
Political Science

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
The politics of terrorism

Associate Professor Susan Jacobs
Sociology & Anthropology

University of Nebraska, USA
Criminal justice