Chris North

Senior LecturerDr Chris North

Associate Deputy Head of School
Rehua 320
Internal Phone: 93436
My areas of interest lie in the combination of environment, people and education. I use practitioner research methods to improve teaching and learning

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My key focus is the intersection between humans and the environment, in terms of learning and quality experiences, but also in promoting environmental sustainability. My research covers the areas of outdoor and environmental education practices, adventure education, initial teacher education and most recently freedom camping and sustainable tourism.

Recent Publications

  • North CJ. (2020) Interrogating Authenticity in Outdoor Education Teacher Education Applications in Practice. Singapore: Springer Nature.
  • Hill A., North C., Cosgriff M., Irwin D., Boyes M. and Watson S. (2020) Education Outside the Classroom in Aotearoa New Zealand – A Comprehensive National Study. In Education Outside the Classroom in Aotearoa New Zealand – A Comprehensive National Study, Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd.. Commissioned by Education Outdoors New Zealand.
  • North C., Beames S., Stanton T. and Chan B. (2021) The contribution transport time makes to outdoor programs: A third place? Journal of Experiential Education.
  • North C., Patton K. and Coulter M. (2021) Negotiating tensions in identity: from physical education teacher educator to academic leader. Sport, Education and Society http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2021.1907326.
  • Berning H., North C. and Stevens S. (2020) Environmental and sustainability education in teacher education: Canadian perspectives. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning : 1-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2020.1819834.