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Peter Roberts



School of Educational Studies and Leadership

17 October 2023


  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Auckland)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Waikato)

  • Master of Arts with Honours (University of Auckland)

Research Interests

Peter's primary areas of scholarship are philosophy of education and educational policy studies. His research interests include the ethics and politics of education, literature and education, the work of Paulo Freire, and tertiary education policy.

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Educational Policy Studies

Recent Publications


Peter took up his current appointment in April 2008, having previously worked for 13 years at the University of Auckland (1995-2008) and 7 years at the University of Waikato (1988-1994). His teaching and research interests are in philosophy of education and educational policy studies.


EDUC 206 Education and Society: Ideals and Realities
EDUC 339 Globalisation, Social Justice and Education
EDEM 650 Educational Philosophy and Policy
EDUC795 Research Portfolio, EdD

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