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Meet the team

AnaiseAnaise Irvine is the Editor of Thesislink. She has a research background in science and narrative. Her PhD research analyses how contemporary films and novels represent genetic technology as a social justice issue. She has previously researched fictional representations of evolution and quantum mechanics. She has taught such diverse texts as Blade Runner and Bridget Jones’s Diary, and her most obscure skill is being able to turn novels into phylogenetic trees!
JennieAssociate Professor Jennie Billot is Thesislink’s founder and continues to run the Thesislink team. Jennie has significant experience in qualitative methodologies and is proficient in a range of research methods which she shares with research students and academic staff. As well as publishing on the theory and practice of educational leadership, she has researched academic identity in higher education, researcher capacity and capability building, postgraduate supervision, and developing research communities.
Annalise Thesislink ThumbnailAnnalise is the Postgraduate Coordinator (Events) at AUT’s University Postgraduate Centre who assists with the Thesislink blog. Annalise coordinates events for postgraduate students such as Mix & Mingles, Writers’ Retreats. She is currently working on the 2016 Postgraduate Research Symposium. She has a passion for food, travel, and helping students.
juliaJulia Hallas contributes to Thesislink posts in the hope of overcoming her procrastination and worry about completing the PhD so that she can develop some sound research skills. She enjoyed worked with Jennie Billot on Thesislink’s inception and continues her role as advisor to the team. Julia is a Teaching Consultant at the Centre for Learning and Teaching.

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