Joanna Cobley

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

Researcher development work involves co-creating workshops and resources (eg on research planning, impact and engagement), within the NZ national research and innovation system (eg PBRF). I am keen to connect with other researchers investigating academic identity and academic resilience.

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

I am also Senior Adjunct Fellow, History, UC, and reviews editor for Museum Worlds: Advances in Research. Asides from supervision, examining and reviewing activities, I write on topics related to food folklore, women's history, heritage, cultural resilience and object-based learning (OBL) in higher education.

2020, Visiting Researcher at Canterbury Museum to look at cookery books and other food-related ephemera

Recent Publications

  • Hoffman SK., Poulot D., Brulon-Solares B. and Cobley J. (2019) Aftermath of Cultural Heritage Disasters. Museum Worlds: Advances in Research 7: 200-231.
  • 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.