Drinking cultures

People involved in this research project include the research investigators, PhD, Masters and Honours students.

Research Investigators

Antonia Lyons

Professor Antonia Lyons
School of Psychology, Massey University, NZ

Antonia’s research interests include social and health psychology, alcohol, gender and identity; and media representation.

Ian Goodwin

Dr Ian Goodwin
School of English and Media Studies, Massey University, NZ

Ian’s research interests include new media studies, media policy analysis, media and community development; and popular culture, media and identity construction.

Tim McGregor

Associate Professor Tim McCreanor
The Centre for Social and Health Outcome Research and Evaluation (SHORE) and Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, NZ

Tim’s research interests include work on gender, culture and public health, and critical discourse research.

Helen Moewaka-Barnes

Professor Helen Moewaka-Barnes
The Centre for Social and Health Outcome Research and Evaluation (SHORE) and Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, NZ

Helen’s research interests include body perceptions, nutrition, alcohol and youth wellbeing and identity. She is also involved with developing research within Maori paradigms.

Fiona Hutton

Dr Fiona Hutton
School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University, NZ

Fiona’s research interests focus on youth crime, youth cultures, drug and alcohol use, gender and risk and harm minimisation.

Kerryellen Croman

Dr Kerryellen Vroman
Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire, USA.

Kerryellen’s research interests include qualitative methodologies, online technologies, psychosocial influences on health and illness adaptation, community mental health and community-based rehabilitation with young-adults.

Christine Griffin

Professor Christine Griffin
Department of Psychology, University of Bath, UK

Christine’s research interests include gender relations, gendered identity, youth identity, ‘branded’ leisure, consumption and alcohol.


Doctoral Students

Patricia Niland

Patricia Niland
School of Psychology, Massey University, NZ

Trish recently completed her Masters in Health Psychology looking into the social construction of menopause through dominant biomedical discourses. Trish’s current research is focused on the social practices of friendship within our dominant neo-liberal and globalised social networking culture. For youth as digital natives in this culture, how are they doing friendship now?

Dee O'Carroll

Dee O’Carroll
Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, NZ

Dee completed a Master of Arts degree in Māori studies at Victoria University of Wellington in 2009 which looked at Māori and Hawai’ian performing arts being commercialised and appropriated in the tourism industry. Dee’s research with the Marsden project will now look to impacts of social networking technologies on Māori and Indigenous people and their cultural values and practices and how these new technologies are reshaping the concept of whakawhanaungatanga.

Lina-Jodi Vaine Samu

Tuiloma Lina-Jodi Vaine Samu
Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, NZ

Lina completed her Masters degree in Languages and Literature from the University of Auckland (in both the Maori Studies and English departments). Her 1994 thesis was entitled: Framed in Reference Tangata Whenua represented in Documentary Film from 1974 to 1983. Lina is of Samoan descent and was born, raised and educated in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is a tulafale/alii matai with the title Tuiloma an orator chief of her maternal grandfather the late Rev. Iusitini Lionas village Sapunaoa, Falealili District, Samoa. Her research question asks: How are social networking sites and online tools being used by young Pasifika adults aged 18-25 years in Aotearoa in their social lives (including the way in which alcohol may be used) and in their identity creation/ formation?


Postgraduate Students

Ross Hebden, Master of Arts (completed) and now PhD student

Anna Tonks, Master of Science (completed)

Michelle Pedersen, Honours in Psychology and now Clinical Psychology doctorate student