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Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers PhD, PGDipN, PGDip Dev Studies, BN, RegCompNursing

Senior Lecturer

School of People, Environment and Planning

Prior to academia I was a Registered Nurse for 16 years, both in New Zealand and overseas. I have held a number of senior clinical, leadership and advisory positions at the DHB and Ministry of Health levels. I continue to sit on the national board of the NZ Mental Health Foundation. It was my nursing background and time spent in developing countries, alongside my growing interest in the development industry and humanitarian space, which saw me move from nursing to Development Studies. In 2007 I completed a PhD in Development Studies with Massey University, and post-PhD my first academic position was with the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

I value blue skies and applied research, seeing both to be necessary if we are to address the various complex issues facing the Globe, and if we are to have post-graduate students who are industry ready. I have two clear threads to my research platform. The first thread investigates the way sport is used in developing countries, and with Indigenous populations, to achieve social and economic goals and bring about social justice. The second thread relates to how scholars do research and this can be seen through my outputs on fieldwork, methodology and ethics. My work here has a particularly strong influence on developing post-graduate researchers.

My roles and responsibilities in more detail are:

  • I teach at the under-graduate and post-graduate level. At the post-graduate level I coordinate and teach Development Research Design: 131.707 and Development Practicum: 131.708. I also teach into Gender and Development: 131.703. At the under-graduate level I coordinate and teach into the first year course - Rich World; Poor World: 131.121.My teaching is research informed and student centred.
  • As a post-graduate programme, we foster a cohesive and supportive post-graduate culture. See our Development Studies @ Massey Facebook Page; Our Development Studies programme is QS ranked in the top 100.
  • In terms of supervision, I have supervised 46 Masters students to completion and I have 4 current Masters students. I have supervised 9  PhD students to completion and I have 5 PhDs in progress, this includes joint supervision with the University of Queensland and Victoria University of Wellington.
  • I am the sole recipient of the Massey University, CoHSS, Supervision Award, 2017.
  • I am Chair of Massey University Human Ethics Southern B Committee, since 2015.
  • I am Convenor for the Massey University PhD Oral Exam.
  • I am an active researcher with a focus on the Pacific Region. I have secured $172,126.00 in outside contestable funding. This research has led to, for example, the development of an aid project. See Pacific Island Players' Association and Fijian rugby team up for $650,000 fund;  also see Rugby: Fiji funding will change game
  • I am a Board Member of the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation.
  • Most importantly I am mum to 5 wonderful children ages 21-16 years. 
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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 3569099 xt 83657
    Location: 3.29, Social Science Tower
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2007)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing - Massey University (2003)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies - Massey University (2001)
  • Bachelor of Nursing - Massey University (1998)
  • Registered Comprehensive Nursing - Manawatu Polytechinc (1990)

Prizes and Awards

  • New Zealand Royal Society, Marsden – Standard Grant – Invitation to submit a full application, 2019 - NZ Royal Society (2019)
  • College of Humanities and Social Science Supervision Award, 2018 - See https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=26758375-9835-4684-8836-4743F700B18B - Massey University COHSS (2018)
  • Massey University, CoHSS Summer Scholarship Funding, $5,000, 2018 - Massey University (2018)
  • MURF CoHSS Funding, $8,120, 2018 - Massey University (2018)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade NZAID Grant, $94,047, 2014 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade , NZAID (2014)
  • MURF CoHSS Funding, $9,302.40, 2014 - Massey University (2014)
  • CoHSS ECR Award, $7,980, 2013 - Massey University (2013)
  • MURF CoHSS Funding, $6,998, 2013 - Massey University (2013)
  • Massey University, CoHSS Summer Scholarship Funding, $5,000, 2012 - Massey University (2012)
  • New Zealand Royal Society, Marsden – Fast Start – Invitation to submit a full application, 2011 - NZ Royal Society (2011)
  • MURF CoHSS Funding, $13,880, 2011 - Massey University (2011)
  • CoHSS Early Career Researcher Funding $12,000, 2010 - Massey University (2010)
  • Massey University Research Māori Award, 2010 - Massey University (2010)
  • New Zealand Families’ Commission Blue Skies Fund, $14,825, 2009 - New Zealand Families’ Commission (2009)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade NZAID Research Grant, $43,254, 2009 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, NZAID (2009)
  • University of Queensland, School of Social Science Teaching Award, 2009 - University of Queensland (2009)
  • Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies Scholarship, QUT/ANU, 2006 - QUT/ANU (2006)
  • North Queensland Branch of the Australian and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses, Award for Best Paper by a Clinician, 2004 - NQ ANZCMHN (2004)
  • Massey University, PhD Scholarship, 2003 - Massey University (2003)
  • Manchester Unity, Wanganui District Scholarship, 2002 - Manchester Unity (2002)
  • New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women, Harriette Jenkins Award, 2002 - New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women, (2002)
  • Masters Scholarship, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2001 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2001)
  • Massey University Masterate Scholarship, 2001 - Massey University (2001)
  • NZ Nurses Organisation - Travel/Conference Grant, 1998, 2001 - NZNO (1998)
  • NZ Clinical Training Agency Post-Grad Mental Health Nursing Scholarship, 1998 - Clinical Training Agency NZ (1998)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Sport for Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Qualitative research methodologies – feminist and Indigenous
  • Epistemologies in the Pacific
  • Female-headed households
  • Pacific Region
  • Indigenous, Post-colonial and Feminist Debates
  • Ethics

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Anthropology (160100): Anthropology of Development (160101): Demography (160300): Family and Household Studies (160301): Gender Specific Studies (169901): Migration (160303): Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Race and Ethnic Relations (160803): Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Maori Society (169904): Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies (169905)

Keywords

  • Sport as a vehicle for economic and social development
  • Sport labour migration, professional and semi-professional athletes and remittances
  • Gender and Development
  • Gender Impact Assessment/Analysis
  • PRA techniques
  • Qualitative research methodologies – Critical, feminist and Indigenous
  • Epistemologies in the Pacific
  • Households and Families
  • Pacific Region

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 8

Research Outputs

Thesis

Stewart-Withers, RR. (2007). Contesting a development category female-headed households in Samoa. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Journal

Hapeta, J., Stewart-Withers, R., & Palmer, F. (2019). Sport for Social Change With Aotearoa New Zealand Youth: Navigating the Theory–Practice Nexus Through Indigenous Principles. Journal of Sport Management. 33
[Journal article]Authored by: Hapeta, J., Stewart-Withers, R.
Greene, M., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2018). Exploring how Physical Education (PE) can be a more empowering experience for Pacific Island young women.. New Zealand Physical Educator Journal. , 4-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Leslie, HM., Banks, G., Prinsen, G., Scheyvens, R., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2018). Complexities of development management in the 2020s: Aligning values, skills and competencies in development studies. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 59(2), 235-245
[Journal article]Authored by: Banks, G., Leslie, H., Prinsen, J., Scheyvens, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Sewabu, K., & Richardson, S. (2017). Rugby union driven migration as a means for sustainable livelihoods creation: A case study of iTaukei, indigenous Fijian. Journal of Sport for Development. 5(9), 1-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2017). Memory-work as method: Academic mothers remember. Anthropology and Education Quarterly.
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., Sewabu, K., & Richardson, S. (2017). Talanoa: A contemporary qualitative methodology for sport management. Sport Management Review. 20(1), 55-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Farrelly, T., Stewart-Withers, RR., McLennan, S., & Gibson, L. (2017). Collective memory-work as method and resistance. SITES: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 14(2), 1-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Farrelly, T., McLennan, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2016). Edge walking ethics. NZ Sociology: Special Issue - Ethics in Practice. 31(4), 28-42 Retrieved from https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1P3-4286549631/edge-walking-ethics
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2016). Safeguarding, child protection and abuse in sport: International perspectives in research, policy and practice. Sport Management Review. 19(1), 81-82Retreived from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1441352315000443?via=ihub
[Book Review]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2016). Book Review: Diversity and inclusion in Sport organizations. Sport Management Review. 19(5), 599-600Retreived from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1441352316300055?via=ihub
[Book Review]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., & Everill, A. (2015). Transforming hegemonic masculinities in Papua New Guinea: Rugby League as a vehicle for the prevention of gender-based Violence and HIV/AIDS. International Journal of Sport and Society. 4(4), 57-69 Retrieved from http://commongroundpublishing.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Farrelly, T., Stewart-Withers, RR., & Dombroski, K. (2014). ‘Being there’: Mothering and absence/presence in the field. Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 11(2), 25-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Farrelly, T., Stewart-Withers, R.Edited by: Farrelly, T.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2011). Guest editor: Pacific knowledges. Women's Studies Journal. 22(2), 2-4
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2011). Re-positioning the experiences and situation of single mothers: Accounts from Samoa. Women’s Studies Journal. 25(1), 47-62 Retrieved from http://www.wsanz.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2011). Contesting a Third World development category: Female-headed households in Samoa. Women's Studies International Forum. 34(3), 171-184
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2010). AIDS and governance. PROGRESS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES. 10(4), 380-+
[Book Review]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2008). Lessons to be learnt from the SARS epidemic. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 49(3), 392-395
[Book Review]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., & O'Brien, AP. (2006). Suicide prevention and social capital: A Samoan perspective. Health Sociology Review. 15(2), 209-220
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Kurth, C., Brown, J., Pugmire, N., Carroll, T., Stewart-Withers, R., Simons, M., . . . MacIntyre, R. (2003). Making the case for mental health nursing standards.. Nursing New Zealand (Wellington, N.Z. : 1995). 9(6), 22
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2001). Nursing needs to take a broader understanding of terrorism. KKai Taiki: Nursing New Zealand. Wellington: New Zealand Nurses Organisation. 7(10), 4-5
[Journal article]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Book

Stewart-Withers, RR., & Everill, A. (2018). Transforming hegemonic masculinities in Papua New Guinea: Exploring the potential of rugby league in the prevention of gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS.. In C. Fogel (Ed.) Critical Perspectives on Gender and Sport.. (pp. 153 - 166). Illinois: Commonground Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Meo-Sewabu, L., Hughes, E., & Stewart-Withers, RR. (2017). Pacific Research Guidelines and Protocols. Joint Initiative by the Pacific Research and Policy Centre and the Pasifika@Massey Directorate.
[Monograph]Authored by: Hughes, E., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., Banks, GA., McGregor, A., & Meo-Sewabu, L. (2014). Qualitative Research. In R. Scheyvens (Ed.) Development Fieldwork. (pp. 59 - 80). : SAGE Publications Limited
[Chapter]Authored by: Banks, G., Meo-Sewabu, L., Stewart-Withers, R.Edited by: Scheyvens, R.

Report

Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014). Increasing the value of sports-generated remittances into the Pacific: Desk-based report. ( Report No. 1). Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014). Increasing the value of sports-generated remittances into the Pacific: Fieldwork report. ( Report No. 2). Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014). Maximising Rugby-generated Remittances to Promote Economic and Human Development. ( Report No. 3). Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.(2013). Sport as a Vehicle for Development: Rugby League in Papua New Guinea and Fiji.. Wellington
[Technical Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2012). Review of the Vodafone Warriors League in Libraries Programme..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2011). Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility and Sport Related Community Development Programmes: Case Study of the NRL Vodafone Warriors One Community Programme.. ( Report No. 1). NRL.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Dogimab, M. (2011). Sport as a Vehicle for Development: Rugby League in Papua New Guinea and Fiji. (Report peer reviewed) Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Overseas Aid Division.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers Rochelle, ., Scheyvens, R., & Fairbairn-Dunlop, TP. (2010). Being a single mum: Pacific Island mothers' positive experiences of parenting. ( Report No. 34/10). (Report peer reviewed) New Zealand Families Commission.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.(2008). Pacific Islanders and Community Services: Social Impact Assessment.. (Report No. 1). Brisbane, Queensland: (Report peer reviewed) MultiLink
[Technical Report]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Conference

Stewart-Withers, R., & Hapeta, J. (2019, January). Sport tourism’s cross cutting contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals: Critical reflections on the 2015 New Zealand All Black’s rugby event with Manu Samoa, in Samoa.. Presented at Tourism and SDGs Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hapeta, J., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R.Convenor of panel - Disruptive Daughters: Using Critical Theory to rethink Gender and Development. . Christchurch, New Zealand
[Conference Other]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Bell, S., Stewart-Withers, R., & Leslie, H. (2018, December). Exploring Competencies in Development Studies Teaching: Session Workshop: Teaching Development: Challenges and Responses. Presented at Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Leslie, H., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., Leslie, H., & Bell, S. (2018, December). Disruption and renewal: Brothers influencing Sister’s development outcomes: Caring Masculinities. Session Workshop: A Politics of Critique and Hope: Towards a Development that Works. Presented at Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Raven, B. (2018, December). Pregnant Women & Malnutrition in Aotearoa: How the Sustainable development Goals 2 & 5 Reframe the Current Discourse. Presented at Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Leslie, H., Banks, G., Scheyvens, R., Prinsen, G., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2018). Working towards values-based, ethically informed and practice-orientated pedagogy in development studies: what role can competencies play?. , Pedagogy in Practice: How we teach in Development Studies Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Banks, G., Leslie, H., Scheyvens, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Raven, B., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2018). Walking the tightrope’- Pregnant women & malnutrition in Aotearoa: How can we reframe the discussion?. , The NZ College of Midwives Biennial Conference One Voice: Women and Midwives.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Batten, L., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2018). 'A funny thing happened on the way to the ethics application'. Avoiding routine ethics thinking to balance accountability & integrity. , Australasian Ethics Network Conference 2018
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Hapeta, J., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2018). Finding our Feats to find our way: social and educational Youth Development at a Māori and Pasifika Rugby Academy. , New Zealand Association for Research in Education 2018 Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hapeta, J., Stewart-Withers, R.
McLennan, SJ., & Stewart-Withers, . (2017, July). First do no harm: What fieldwork ethics can contribute to voluntourism practice. Presented at Connecting the Dots: International Conference on Tourism, Ethics and Global Citizenship. Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLennan, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Adhikari, SK., Sims, R., Haslett, S., Murray, P., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2016). Domestic Biogas production and use in Nepal. Poster session presented at the meeting of Energy Systems Conference, QEII Centre, Westminster, London, UK.. London UK
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2016). Rugby union driven migration as a means for sustainable livelihoods creation: A case study of iTaukei, indigenous Fijian. , 7th International Conference on Sport and Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2016). Negotiated ethics: Using social and visual technology in newly post-conflict and/or fragile state fieldwork. , Australian Ethics Network Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.Sports and Development in the Pacific: Invited Panel Speaker for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Pacific Futures Seminar. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Other]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.Contributed to by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Adhikari, SK., Sims, R., Hasslett, S., Murray, P., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2016). Improving biogas production efficiency through co-digestion of cattle dung with crop residues: A case study in Nepal. 9th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST), 2015. (pp. 803 - 810). : International Conference on Sensing Technology
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Sewabu, K., Stewart-Withers, RR., & Richardson, S. (2014). Financial literacy and Pacific professional players: Valuing and making the most of sport generated remittances to the Pacific. , Paper presented at the Massey University 7th Annual Pasifika Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., & Everill, A.(2013, June 13). ‘Countering Hegemonic Masculinities: Rugby League as a Vehicle for Gender-based Violence and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Papua New Guinea’.. , 4th International Conference on Sport and Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Sewabu, K., Stewart-Withers, RR., & Richardson, S. (2013, November). ‘Exploring the Potential of Rugby as a Sustainable Livelihoods Choice for iTaukei, Indigenous Fijian’. Presented at Massey University Pasifika Conference. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Richardson, S., & Stewart-Withers, RR. (2013). Unpacking the rugby dream: Rugby Union as a sustainable livelihoods option for iTaukei, indigenous Fijian. (pp. 45 - 45). , Sport Management Australian and New Zealand Association Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Adhikari, SK., Sims, R., Murray, P., & Stewart-Withers, RR. (2013). Domestic Biogas Production and Use in Nepal.. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Climate Change Conference. Palmerston North
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2012). Negotiating Mothering from a Distance: The Dynamics of (un)accompanied fieldwork. , Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., & Richardson, S. (2012). Rugby as sustainable livelihoods option for the Pacific: a case study of grassroots Fiji. (pp. 88 - 89). , Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network Conference.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Palmer, F., Morell, W J, ., Kesha, P., & Schulenkorf, N.(2010, December 1). Sport for Development Panel. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Making Development Sustainable: Connections, Learning, Commitment',(Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R.Being a Single Mum: Pacific Island Mothers Positive Experiences of Parenting. (pp. 1 - 12). : Families Commission Research Seminar
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Dogimab, M.(2010, December 1). Using the power of sport to address HIV/AIDs: Initiatives from PNG. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Making Development Sustainable: Connections, Learning, Commitment', (Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R.(2010, December 1). Sport as a driver of development: Challenges and opportunities for PNG. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Making Development Sustainable: Connections, Learning, Commitment', (Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Scheyvens, R. (2009). Positive Representations and Expressions of Parenting by Single Mothers: A Pacific Island Perspective. , The Aiga/Famili/Kaiga/Magafaaoa/Anau Forum Wellington
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R.(2008, December 3). Contesting the development category: Female-headed households examples from Samoa. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Peripheral Vision', (Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2008). Bridging the gap between health sciences and social sciences: The mental health workforce in humanitarian work.. In International Journal of Mental Health Nursing Vol. 17 (pp. A31 - A32). , Australia College of Mental Health Nursing COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN 02148, MA USA:: WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Brook, M.(2008, December 3). Sports as a vehicle for development: The influence of rugby league in/on the Pacific. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Peripheral Vision'(Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.(2006, November 30). Social capital and suicide prevention: Ideas from the Pacific. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Southern Perspectives on Development: Dialogue or Division', (Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.(2006, November 30). Gender orthodoxies… Reframing the debate on female-headed households: The case of Samoa. , International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa/NZ, 'Southern Perspectives on Development: Dialogue or Division', (Abstract peer reviewed)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.(2006, January 27). Female-headed households in Samoa - The hegemony of orthodoxy contested. , Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies Conference.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Hardy, DJ., & Boddy, JM.Using clinical indicators as a quality improvement tool for mental health nursing at MidCentral District Health Board Mental Health Services.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Asia Pacific Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Auckland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.‘Suicide in Samoa’. . Sydney Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR.‘Faataua le ola: Suicide prevention in Samoa’. . Sydney, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Other

Corcoran, D., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2019). Leveraging the Samoan Mental Health Policy for Policy Development in Niue. In Institute of Development Studies Working Paper SeriesIn Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Working Paper]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2017). Ethics as a negotiated space: Valuing relationships and the opportunity for learning. Health Research Council
[Other]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2017). Going for gold in the Pacific: The value of the Pacific Games goes beyond its price-tag..
[Other]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, R., & Sewabu, K. (2014, February). ‘Increasing the Value of Sports-generated Remittances into the Pacific’.. In Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Aid Division, Wellington..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Sewabu, K., & Richardson, S. (2014, July). ‘Understanding the Value of Sport Generated Remittances into the Pacific: A Feasibility Study: Samoa, Tonga and Fiji’.. In Seminar Series Speaker, Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014, August). ‘Maximising Rugby-related Remittances to Promote Economic and Human Development’.. In Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Aid Division, Wellington..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014, November). Sport generated remittances into the Pacific: Understanding the complexities. In Paper presented at the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network Conference..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2013, August). Countering Hegemonic Masculinities: Rugby League as a Vehicle for Gender-based Violence and HIV/AIDS. In Prevention in Papua New Guinea’. Seminar Series Speaker, Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2012, October). ‘Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility and Sport Related Community Development Programmes: Case Study of NRL Vodafone Warriors One Community Programme’. In . Seminar Series Speaker, Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2011). Sport as a Vehicle for International Development. Onepager. (pp. 1 - 2). Global Focus Aotearoa
[Other]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2011, May). Surfs Up: Riding High on the Waves for Development: Stories from Fiji.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2010). Sport for development: Rugby League and Papua New Guinea (PNG). (pp. 13 - 14).
[Other]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2010, July). Intersecting sport and development in Papua New Guinea: Developing rugby league and rugby league for development. In Institute of Development Studies Seminar Series, Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R. (2010, August). Sport as a vehicle for development: Pacific viewpoint. In Town and the Tower Lecture Series: Community Lecture Series from Massey, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, R., & Brook, M. (2009, March). Sport as a vehicle for development: The influence of rugby league in/on the Pacific. In Institute of Development Studies Seminar Series, Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR. (2003, June). ‘Nurses: Fighting AIDS stigma, caring for all’.. In Invited Speaker for International Nurses’ Day: International Council of Nursing (ICN) MidCentral Health DHB.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Stewart-Withers, R.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2014-2015 - NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: International Development Group
    Increasing the value of sports-generated remittances into the Pacific
  • 2010-2013 - NRL Vodafone Warriors
    Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development Programmes: Case Study of the NRL Vodafone Warriors One Community Programme.
  • 2009-2011 - NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: International Development Group
    Sport as a Vehicle for Development: Rugby League in Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
  • 2008-2009 - NZ Families Commission
    Being a Single Mum: Pacific Island Mothers’ Positive Experiences of Parenting.
  • 2008 - Multilink Community Services Inc, Brisbane, Austra
    Pacific Islanders and Community Services: Social Impact Assessment.

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Te reo Māori
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 5
Co-supervisor 3 3

Teaching

  • Introduction to Development
  • Feminist, Indigenous and Post-Development theory
  • Gender and Development
  • Sport-for-Development and sport for social change
  • Methodology and ethics

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Michelle Greene - Doctor of Philosophy
    Physical Education (PE) as a Pathway for Empowerment: An analysis of the Pacific Region and Case Studies of Samoa and Fiji

Co-supervisor of:

  • Vanessa Bramwell - Doctor of Philosophy
    Child security: A critical analysis of theory and practice
  • Akisi Ravono - Doctor of Philosophy
    Vision of care that is formed and shared by patients and nurses: a Fijian community context
  • Virginia Adams - Doctor of Philosophy
    Can the Extractive Industries Contribute to Sustainable Socio-Economic Futures for their Female Off-shore Employees in the Asia-Pacific?

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Maatusi Vaoiva - Doctor of Philosophy
    Lupe Fa′alele: Releasing the Doves: Factors affecting the successful operation of Samoan Businesses in New Zealand
  • 2018 - Sharon Bell - Doctor of Philosophy
    Health justice for all: The development of alternative health system capabilities in the conflict-affected context of Shan State, Myanmar
  • 2017 - Aruneewan Buaniaw - Doctor of Philosophy
    A case study of mental health communication programme delivery during mass violence in southern Thailand, 2004-2014
  • 2017 - Dorcas Shumba - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Gender Dimensions of Environmental Change: An Exploration of the Experiences and Perceptions of Rural Men and Women in Zimbabwe
  • 2016 - Paul Beumelburg - Doctor of Philosophy
    Apiianga no te oraanga akapuapinga e te taporoporo i te ipukarea: Education as Sustainable Development: Mangaia, Cook Islands.

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Dean Stronge - Doctor of Philosophy
    Invasive Alien Species: A Threat to Sustainable Livelihoods in the Pacific? An Assessment of the Effects of Wasmannia auropunctata (little fire ant) and Achatina fulica (giant African snail) on Rural Livelihoods in the Solomon Islands
  • 2016 - Dora Kuir-Ayius - Doctor of Philosophy
    Building Community Resilience In Mine Impacted Communities: A Study on Delivery of Health Services In Papua New Guinea
  • 2016 - Shanti Subedi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Domestic Biogas Production and Use in Nepal: A Simple, Reliable and Cost-Effective Solution to Provide Energy Security to the Rural Households

Media and Links

Media

  • 01 Jan 2019 - Newspaper, Online
    Pacific Rugby Facing Uncertain Future
    Stuff NZ - https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/111094584/pacific-rugby-facing-uncertain-future-with-brawn-drain-likely-to-accelerate
  • 01 Jan 2016 - Newspaper
    Rugby: Fiji Funding Will Change Game
    NZ Herald - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11627749
  • 01 Jan 2016 - Online
    PIPA and Fijian Rugby Team Up for $650K Fund
    Stuff NZ - http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/79061435/pacific-island-players-association-and-fijian-rugby-team-up-for-650000-fund
  • 01 Jan 2015 - Other
    Tweet: William Glenwright GM Asian/Oceania Rugby
    William Glenwright (@WillGlenwright) tweeted: This is a fantastic outcome for the players of @fijirugby and @oceaniarugby A great example of collaboration - https://twitter.com/WillGlenwright/status/7
  • 01 Jan 2015 - Radio
    Concerns over Exploitation of Pacific Athletes
    ABC, Pacific Beat - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-24/research-supports-concerns-over-exploitation-of/6802772
  • 01 Jan 2015 - Radio
    Pacific Athletes Send $US14m Home Yearly
    Radio NZ, Checkpoint and Midday - http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/278063/pacific-athletes-send-$us14m-home-every-year
  • 01 Jan 2015 - Radio
    Sport Brings Economic Gains Pasifika Communities
    Radio NZ’s Checkpoint and Midday Report
  • 01 Jan 2015 - Online
    Research Explores Winning Off Rugby Field Samoa
    Profiled by Massey Media -https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle=research-explores-winning-off-the-rugby-field-in-samoa-02-07-2015
  • 01 Jan 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    Sport Bringing Economic Gains for Pacific
    Manawatu Standard - Stuff NZ- http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/sport/70088319/Sport-bringing-economic-gains-for-Pasifika-communities
  • 01 Jan 2015 - Newspaper
    Research Explores Winning Off The Field
    Pacific Scoop - http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2015/07/research-explores-winning-off-the-rugby-field-in-samoa/
  • 01 Jan 2013 - Magazine
    Helping Hand
    Mindfood Magazine -http://leesuckling.com/uploads/2013/08/Mindfood-Helping-Hands-Sept-2013.pdf
  • 01 Jan 2012 - Radio
    Researcher Believes Sport for Pacific Developement
    Radio NZ – Researcher Believes Sport a Vehicle for Pacific Development
  • 01 Jan 2011 - Online
    Research into Warriors off Pitch Contribution
    External Relations Massey - https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=30A6EA45-CABA-8E5A-7849-C21F72198016
  • 01 Jan 2010 - Online
    Sport as a Vehicle for Pacific Development
    External Relations Massey - https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=4873F28F-96BF-57FE-AAC5-91992817CE23
  • 01 Jan 2010 - Newspaper
    Research: Rugby League Address National Goals
    Post-courier: National Newspaper PNG : Research begins: Can Rugby League Address National Goals

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