Researcher

My research career so far…

I have been doing academic, professional and community research for most of my life. For my M.A. (Hons) in Political Science (University of Canterbury, 1974) I wrote a short thesis on the ‘second wave’ of feminism which was breaking in New Zealand at that time. Entitled An investigation of the knowledge of, and support for, feminism among female students at the University of Canterbury, it used a survey methodology to explore how much my female contemporaries on campus knew about and identified with the aims and methods of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Ten years later, after a lot more experience in and research on the movement, I wrote my first book – Up from Under: Women and Liberation in New Zealand 1970-1985.

Between finishing my M.A. research in 1973 and starting on my Ph.D. research in 1995 I undertook a number of research and policy analysis contracts, for universities and government agencies, covering social, political, economic and environmental subjects (sometimes all four at once!) My all-time favourite research job, however, was working on TVNZ’s series commemorating the centennial of national parks in New Zealand, Journeys in National Parks, which screened in 1987. You can watch all five programmes on line here >>

I also really enjoyed my doctoral research into green politics and the world’s first Green parties. My thesis From Earth’s Last Islands. The global origins of Green politics is on-line in the Lincoln University research archive.

During the 1990s my long-time amateur interest in gardening, cooking and getting food from the garden started becoming a professional interest as well, and linking up with my other professional (and social and environmental activist) concerns around social equity and environmental sustainability in food production and distribution. I became a member of the Agri-Food Research Network and began researching and writing papers, articles, blog posts and finally a book (Food@Home) on the subject.

In 2012 I started doing research for documentary films again, working with long-time director and producer Hugh Macdonald.

Steelers wide receiver Brown focused on 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) The trickled off the field in small groups, sweaty and a little spent from the first real day of football in nearly five months, even if it was just practice in shorts.

lingered, as happens whenever the All Pro wide receiver has his No. 84 jersey pulled on. He spent 20 minutes helping linebacker with a series of stretches and sit ups.

Brown hardly looked like a guy ready to hold out for more money.

The three time Pro Bowler insisted Tuesday he has no plans to get cheap jerseys china into a contract showdown with the Steelers even after questions surfaced during the offseason about whether he would skip training camp in hopes of landing a raise.

“I’ll be there at training camp so you guys get ready to see me,” Brown said with a smile.

Brown led the NFL with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards in 2014, both team records. He has three seasons remaining on the six year, $43 million deal he signed in 2012, one that looks like an absolute bargain for wholesale nfl jerseys one of the league’s most productive players.

All Brown has done over the last two years is catch 239 passes and 21 touchdowns while developing into one of the most dynamic open field threats in the NFL. He is also the only receiver left on cheap nfl jerseys from china the Steelers from a group that included and .

Pittsburgh offered Brown an extension in 2012 before letting Wallace and then Sanders walk in free agency. It appears to be one of the wisest investments in the league considering Brown will make less in 2015 than Wallace, and .

Brown consistently brushed aside the idea that he’s underpaid, stressing the business side of his career is up to his agent .

“This organization has been nothing but first class to me, believing in my talent and my skills since I got here,” said Brown, taken in the sixth round of the 2010 draft. “And I’m just here to pay them back with my work ethic.”

That has never been a question for Brown, who wore his game pants during the first two hours of spring practice, a habit he’s carried with him throughout his career.

“This is a community that I love,” Brown said. “My kids go to school here and I want to keep a good reputation. Money is not important to me. I’ve got enough. The organization has extremely blessed me. I’m here to play football and that’s what I want to be known as.”

Quarterback laughed at the idea of Brown a notorious workaholic missing a chance to work on his craft.

“He doesn’t want . his teammates to think that he doesn’t want to be here,” Roethlisberger said. “Because he wants to be here cheap wholesale jerseys for us. That’s what makes him special. We all believe that that is who he is.”

Entering the middle of his prime while coming off a year in which the Steelers won the AFC North and finished second in total offense, the only numbers Brown is focused on are 2015, not the ones on his contract.

“Every year I’ve got something to prove,” he said. “I’ve got guys here wanting to take my spots. I’ve got guys around the league trying to be better than me. I’ve got to stay hungry.”

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