Welcome to the Experts' Corner, where our people discuss relevant issues in their fields and share with you their considered thoughts and opinions. Note these are their personal opinions, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Toi Ohomai.

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  • Dr. Philip Lopez

    Technology in Education

    Dr Philip Lopez, Senior Academic Staff Member, Faculty of Health, Education and Environment – Department of Nursing

    Embracing the future and changing face of teaching and education is a challenge Dr. Philip Lopez is ready for.

    The Toi Ohomai nursing tutor says despite the shift to online learning teachers still need to teach with heart. 

    “During the early phases of man’s road towards… Read the full article

  • Campbell Macgregor

    Bone Health At Forefront

    Campbell Macgregor, Academic Lead, Health Department

    Understanding the inequities of bone health has been a key focus of Toi Ohomai Academic Lead Campbell Macgregor. 

    In February last year Campbell was due to go to Minneapolis in the United States to attend the International Society of Clinical Densitometry’s (ISCD) 26th annual conference,… Read the full article

  • Donna Dinsdale

    A lifetime of learning

    Donna Dinsdale, Senior Academic Staff Member, Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries

    She dodges social media, but Donna Dinsdale can’t hide away from success and a certain degree of fame. 

    The Toi Ohomia Senior Academic Staff Member is a Creative Industries Tutor and fashion design is her specialty. She’s been part of this tertiary team for 20 years, teaching across… Read the full article

  • Sue Werry (left) and Heather Vail have developed an International Student Learning resource.

    Unique resource launched to support international student learning

    Heather Vail and Sue Werry, Senior Academic Staff Member and Principal Academic Staff Member

    The authors of a resource that will help educators provide better learning experiences for international tertiary students expect it to attract interest from across the sector.

    The International Student Learning resource is the culmination of research by Heather Vail and Sue Werry as they… Read the full article

  • Elsie Truter

    Infection Prevention and Control in a COVID-19 World

    Elsie Truter, Academic Staff Member, Faculty of Health, Education and Environment

    Many people have started speaking at least part of Elsie Truter’s lingo since the advent of Covid-19. 

    “Everyone knows what PPE is now,” says this Toi Ohomai academic staff member whose working world is focused on Infection Prevention and Control.  

    Elsie and fellow Toi Ohomai… Read the full article

  • An image of Toi Ohomai Manager Ada Chen

    Multiculturalism in New Zealand Tertiary Education

    Ada Chen, International Services Manager

    If there’s one buzzword for New Zealand tertiary education, I’d say it’s diversity. 

    Like the country itself, the tertiary education sector enjoys a fully multicultural demographic. Visit any of our campuses and you’ll see and hear this diversity in languages spoken, clothing worn, and… Read the full article

  • An image of Toi Ohomai tutor Peter Blakeway

    What Does COVID-19 Recovery Look Like for New Zealand's Hospitality Industry?

    Peter Blakeway, Chef Tutor

    The biggest shake-up in the modern history of hospitality hasn’t arrived on the back of a new trend – it’s come via virus.

    Toi Ohomai Chef Tutor Peter Blakeway says helping restaurateurs rebuild… Read the full article

  • A portrait of Ana Morrison

    Me aro ki te hā o Hineahuone: Designing the New ITP System for Equity for Women

    Ana Morrison, Executive Director of Te Haeata - Strategic Partnerships & Māori Success

    As we know change brings opportunity.

    Minister of Education Chris Hipkins refers to the changes in the vocational education space as ‘watershed’ in that they intend to create a strong, unified and sustainable system, which is simple to understand and navigate, responds to Aotearoa New… Read the full article

  • Kelly-Anne Panapa

    Te Tiriti o Waitangi: The Question of Culture and Nationhood

    Kelly-Anne Panapa, Head of Māori Success

    Culture is one of the most complicated words in the English language. Why do I say this? Because, whether conscious or unconscious it encompasses and influences every aspect of human life.

    It’s definitely not a straight forward task and culture can be found in infinite forms. Most people… Read the full article

  • Kelly-Anne Panapa

    New System Needed for Māori Success

    Kelly-Anne Panapa, Head of Māori Success

    Māori success – does this intimidate you? Why should it?

    For if Māori succeed, then all New Zealanders will prosper. And, that is the whole premise behind the Māori Success Strategy designed by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

    Released earlier this year, the strategy was… Read the full article