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Dr Germana Nicklin PhD, PGDipSS, MPP

Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director

Centre for Defence and Security Studies

Regional Director - Wellington

CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office

Germana is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a founding member of the International Centre for Migration and Border Security Studies.

Dr Germana Nicklin researches and teaches border security, maritime security & resource security. She has had over 30 years experience in the public sector including 17 1/2 years in the New Zealand Customs Service where she held various senior strategic advisory roles that exposed her to the security environment both nationally and internationally. 

She holds a PhD in Public Policy for which she received a Dean's Award, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies, and a Master of Public Policy with Distinction, all from Victoria University of Wellington. 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: ext 63013
    Location: 05b, 7D
    Campus: Wellington

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Victoria University (2015)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Studies - Victoria University (2010)
  • Master of Public Policy (Distinction) - Victoria University (1998)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Border security

Current projects:

  • Antarctic bordering and borderscaping
  • The place of border security in New Zealand's National Security System

Border management

Officials' performance of security in Australia and New Zealand 

Policy narrative

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Australian Government and Politics (160601): International Relations (160607): New Zealand Government and Politics (160608): Policy and Administration (160500): Political Science (160600): Political Science not elsewhere classified (160699): Public Administration (160509): Public Policy (160510): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

Border Studies

Security

Antarctica

Resource security

Policy narrative

Trans-Tasman

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Nicklin, GM. (2015). Uncertainty in policy: Implications for practice. Policy Quarterly. 11(4), 58-62 Retrieved from http://igps.victoria.ac.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, GM. (2012). Strategic thinking, shared meaning-making and the interpretive turn in policy - a case study. Australian Journal of Public Administration. 71(1), 45-54 Retrieved from https://www.blackwellpublishing.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Nicklin, G.

Book

Nicklin, GM. (2017). Border narratives and practices: A window into economic security. In W. Hoverd, N. Nelson, & C. Bradley (Eds.) New Zealand National Security: Challenges, Trends and Issues. (pp. 180 - 198). Auckland: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Nicklin, G.

Thesis

Nicklin, GM. (2015). Trans-tasman border stories: Actor-network theory and policy narrative in action. (Doctoral Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Nicklin, G.

Conference

Nicklin, G. (2019, July). Borderscaping Antarctica. Presented at Technologies of Bordering: Creating, Contesting and Resisting Borders. Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, G. (2019, June). Antarctic access, boundaries and security. Presented at New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference. Christchurch.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, G. (2019, April). Securing Antarctica’s borders: an unarticulated challenge for the Antarctic Treaty System. Presented at SC-HASS ANTARCTIC CONNECTIONS AT THE END OF THE WORLD: UNDERSTANDING THE PAST AND SHAPING THE FUTURE. Ushuaia, Argentina.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, G. (2018, November). Lifting the Fog on New Zealand's Bordering Responsibilities for Antarctica. Presented at New Zealand Political Science Association. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, G.Fuzzy Borders in No Man's Land: The importance of bordering to Antarctica. . Brisbane, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, GM.Between a rock and a SmartGate: actor-network effects on the practices of officials in trans-Tasman border management. . Budapest, Hungary
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, GM. (2017, January). Understanding economic security: narrative effects and policy choices at the New Zealand border. Presented at Australia and New Zealand Public Policy Network Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, GM. (2016, October). Challenges with creating a maritime patrol strategy. Presented at Navy League of New Zealand Conference. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, GM. (2015, June). The effect of EU integration on trans-Tasman border configurations: Lessons for the Asia-Pacific. Presented at European Union Studies Association Asia-Pacific Conference, Seoul, Korea. Seoul, Korea.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, GM. (2013, September). Anatomy of border management in a single economic market. Presented at 8th WCO PICARD Conference. St Petersburg, Russia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, GM. (2012, November). Economic Markets, their Borders and Networks. Presented at New Zealand Political Science Association Conference. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicklin, G.

Other

Nicklin, G. (2019). Division and differentiation: Insights for border management from Ireland and Aotearoa New Zealand. : Border Management Magazine
[Internet publication]Authored by: Nicklin, G.Contributed to by: Nicklin, G.
Nicklin, GM. (1998). The Key Limitations and Possibilities for the Child Support Scheme Administration in New Zealand. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
[Other]Authored by: Nicklin, G.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Teaching

Course Coordinator :

294.170 Introduction to Border Security

294.201 States, Borders and Resource Security

294.770 Border and Maritime Security

Supervision:

Students enrolled in 149.820 Applied Security Research Project, for Master of International Security

Courses Coordinated

  • 230.792 Special Topic Humanities & Social Sciences
  • 294.170 Introduction to Border Security
  • 294.201 States, Borders and Resource Security
  • 294.770 Border and Maritime Security

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Deidre McDonald - Doctor of Philosophy
    Mycoplasma Bovis and Biosecurity in New Zealand: A Critical Examination of Biosecurity Cultures and Assemblages in the Agricultural Context

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