Joanna Cobley staff profile

Researcher Development Coordinator Joanna Cobley

Kaitautoko Kairangahau
Geography-Psychology Lab Block 246
Internal Phone: 94310
Joanna advises and researches in the areas of academic development, research impact, museum and heritage studies, history and folklore.


Research Interests

With a background in humanities and social sciences I engage in two rich research areas. The first relates to research as a practice, this is my academic development strand where I am interested in exploring 'identity mapping' and how to develop research impact profiles.

The second area is concerned with heritage, history & folklore, which involves research about food as a cultural practice and sensory experiences. I have just completed a project on object-based learning (OBL) in higher education.

Recent Publications

  • Cobley JJL. (2018) Remembering Makea Takau Ariki, the Queen of Rarotonga, 1871–1911. New Zealand Journal of Public History (NZJPH) 6(1): 46-55.
  • Cobley JJL. (2017) Cultivating the Cultural Memory of Ranunculus Paucifolius T. Kirk, a South Island Subalpine Buttercup. International Review of Environmental History 3(1): 43-62.
  • McMullan M. and Cobley JJL. (2017) Lessons in Ephemera: Teaching and Learning through Cultural Heritage Collections. RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 18(2): 93-107.
  • Cobley JJL. (2016) Should we safeguard 'the idea of the Anzac biscuit recipe'? Women's Studies Journal 30(1): 62-70.
  • Vesty J. and Cobley J. (2015) Southern Spirits: The Case of the Christchurch Psychical Research Society. Records of the Canterbury Museum 29: 47-57.