Postgraduate supervision

ICDC has the capacity to supervise postgraduate students in a range of research areas, including:
  • Language in society
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Media
  • Internet
  • Identity
  • Tertiary research cultures.

Contact Research Manager Dr Philippa Smith ( if you are interested in undertaking postgraduate study with us.

Research supervisors

Professor Allan Bell.

Professor Allan Bell

Director, Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication, Auckland University of Technology

Professor Allan Bell holds a PhD from the University of Auckland and for many years led a dual career combining academic research with journalism and communications consultancy.

Allan is Professor of Language and Communication and also Director of the World Internet Project New Zealand. He is the Co-founder and editor of the international quarterly Journal of Sociolinguistics.
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Philippa Smith.

Dr Philippa Smith

Research Manager — Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication at AUT University

Philippa is the research manager in the Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication and a senior lecturer on the School of Language and Culture's BA in English and New Media Studies programme.

Following a career in journalism and public relations in the United Kingdom and in New Zealand, Philippa returned to academic studies completing an MA in Communication Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy — both from AUT University.
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