Joanna Cobley staff profile

Researcher Development Coordinator Joanna Cobley

Kaitautoko Kairangahau
Geography-Psychology Lab Block 246
Internal Phone: 94310
Joanna engages in two research areas. The first relates to researcher development, the second involves museum & heritages studies, history & folklore.


Research Interests

I engage in two rich research areas. The first strand relates to academic development, which is related to academic development. A current project involves co-creating a mid-career academic training programme at UC. I also facilitate researcher development workshops on research planning, impact and engagement, and the NZ national research and innovation system (eg PBRF).

I am keen to connect with other researcher developers and engage in research in the areas of academic identity and academic resilience.

I am Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Training Fellow for modules:
o 1.1 The National Research & Innovation System in New Zealand,
o 1.3 Understanding Research & Researchers, and
o 4.2 Research Integrity.

Feb 2020 appointed to the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Research Impact Case Study Working Group (RICSWG). The remit of the RICSWG is to:

• Develop a template for the research impact case studies for research management professionals; and
• Assist with the review and editing of case studies as they are submitted.

I also hold roles as Senior Adjunct Fellow, History, UC, reviews editor for Museum Worlds: Advances in Research, and am Visiting Researcher at Canterbury Museum for 2020 undertaking a project where history and folklore combines with food. Asides from supervising and reviewing activities, I have just completed an article about object-based learning (OBL) in higher education and am now writing some food-related blog posts.

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.