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Major Amy Brosnan

Dr Beth Greener

Dr Nina Harding

Major Amy Brosnan

Amy enlisted into the NZ Army in January 1997, graduating from Officer Cadet School into the Royal New Zealand Signals Corps. During her career Amy has undertaken a number roles in both the Signals and Education corps’ of the NZ Army, and is currently posted to Army General Staff. In her current role Amy is the project lead for the joint Massey/Army Rebalancing NZ Army project. Amy completed a Masters of Management in 2015 and is now studying towards a PhD in Defence and Security Studies.

DR Beth Greener

Associate Professor Beth Greener’s research interests lie in the field of international security. She has published books and articles on a range of issues such as international policing, peacebuilding in the Pacific, New Zealand foreign policy, police and military roles in peace and stability operations, human trafficking, and how liberal democracies seek to provide for security. Current research interests include the role of private security actors and the relationship between gender and security issues. Beth has delivered lectures on international relations topics to various courses at NZDF Command and Staff College since 2003, has been actively involved with international bodies such as the UN Police Division and the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, and regularly engages in Track II diplomacy around the region.

DR Nina Harding

Dr. Nina Harding is a lecturer in anthropology at Massey University. For her PhD research on the transition from civilian to soldier, she was embedded with a cohort of new infantry soldiers for the first year and a half of their careers in the New Zealand Army, from their first day of Basic Training to their first overseas deployment with the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands. She is also one of the team members on the new “Rebalancing the New Zealand Army” research project which will be exploring gender in the NZ Army.

“Rebalancing” the NZ Army
This presentation will introduce a new research project which has been designed to develop an understanding of how gender is understood and performed within the New Zealand Army.

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MAJOR Kate HockingsMackie

Major Kate HockingsMackie enlisted into the New Zealand Army as a Territorial Officer Cadet in January 2001, being accepted for an Undergraduate Army scholarship, known as the Malone Scheme. She commissioned in early 2003 and after completing her junior officer courses was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2003. Kate transferred to the Regular Force in 2008 and during her career has been posted to a variety of roles within the NZ Army, has deployed to Iraq and has graduated from New Zealand Advance Command and Staff Course.  Kate is currently posted as the Principle Staff Officer to VCDF.

The value of Inclusivity in a Military Culture of Uniformity.
Join into a conversation between CAPT Ruth Cornelius and Major Kate Hockings-Mackie which discusses a paper presented to Victoria University regarding the challenges of developing diversity within an organisation of uniformity.

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Di Shirley

Di Shirley

Diana (Di) Shirley is an ex- non-commissioned officer who served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force for seven and half years.  During that time she was posted to both Whenuapai and Ohakea as a Senior Administration Clerk. In late 2017, Diana became the Manager of Tertiary Education based with New Zealand Defence College. As part of this role she leads the Defence Learning teams (which consist primarily of Adult Learning Tutors) stationed across NZDF camps and bases.

Michelle Tribe

Michelle Tribe is the Senior Adult Learning Tutor for Defence Learning (Central), leading the team of Adult Learning Tutors at Linton, Ohakea and Trentham. Michelle has 25 years of experience working in the education sector, with the past three and a half with NZDC. Michelle is passionate about education and life-long learning and the value the DLearn team brings to supporting our personnel, both personally and as professional soldiers.

Education Opportunities in the NZDF
Di Shirley and Michelle Tribe will give an overview of the education support and opportunities available to all members of the NZDF, with a specific focus on opportunities available for NZ Army personnel.

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