Christie has written 3 posts for The Scholars' Lounge

Researcher seeking a Co-Facilitator for April May 2018 Workshops in Wellington

Can a playful evaluation encourage inclusivity and creativity? If you have heard of LARP and fantasy role playing, you are familiar with the two objectives of the game. In the former – players in round-the-table adventures develop the overall game story together. They also go on an intraspective journey — as players accumulate experiences that allow them to […]

Studying Disaster Apps

  2 minutes after midnight on the 14th of November 2016, I experienced the largest earthquake in my life. A 7.8M earthquake struck near Kaikoura that caused severe shaking throughout New Zealand As I evacuated outside my home, I only brought one thing out with me: my smartphone.   Earthquake validated my research topic On […]

Writer’s block and other challenges facing doctoral students

Doctoral level study poses challenges that often feel like a rite-of-passage to the degree. Massey University Wellington campus students reflect on how they push through. Marion Lara Tan, Joint Centre for Disaster Research Studying for a doctoral degree is an exciting intellectual pursuit that entails many challenges, including mental health struggles. As doctorate students, we […]

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