AUT PG Symposium sees strong faculty representation

Article date: 23/08/2019

Article author: Eathar Abdul-Ghani

This year’s University Postgraduate Symposium was held on Friday 16 August. A number or Business and Economics PhD and master’s students presented their research at the symposium.

Livvy Mitchell (MBus) presented on “A policy evaluation on home detention sentencing: Evidence from New Zealand”

Laura Davey (PhD) presented on “Can sustainable behaviours encourage sustainable attitudes? The case of second-hand luxury fashion”

Sanghyub John Lee (MPhil) presented on “How helpful are online consumer reviews? Using big data to identify success recipes nd interpret online hotel seekers’ perception”.

Shirin Brown (PhD) presented on “Messier than it looks: Factors contributing to the success of local board members in Auckland Council”

Lee Harrison (PhD) presented on “How marketers influence and shape markets”

Tanya Ewertowska (MBus) presented on “Shining a spotlight on the experiences of young non-standard workers in New Zealand”

Paulette Brazzale (PhD) held a poster presentation on “Developing a taxonomy of employee states in response to change at work”

Livvy Mitchell wins 3MT competition

The Symposium included the University’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Livvy Mitchell, MBus student in the School of Economics, won the master’s category with her presentation titled ‘Home Detention: Couch surfing or job preserving?’ A video of Livvy’s winning presentation is available on the Thesislink YouTube channel.

She represented AUT at the NZ Master’s Inter-University Challenge on Thursday 22 August in Dunedin, where she also placed first. Livvy is the first student representing AUT to win at this level of the competition.

Congratulations to Livvy, and well done to all students who presented their research at the symposium.