National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE)

Research Group Summary

The National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) is a multi-disciplinary research centre that brings together undergraduates, graduates, post-doctoral fellows and academics from a wide range of academic disciplines to research and study the European Union and Europe-related issues and topics. The focus is inclusive and policy-driven, melding academic work with practical requirements.

The Centre also provides a wider societal role and serves as a key element in the EU's outreach within New Zealand and the Pacific. Raising a critical awareness of the EU, informing government, the media and public opinion all form an equally important part of the NCRE's function. The NCRE is funded by European Commission grants, the University of Canterbury and a variety of other external, project-based grants.

While the NCRE is based at the University of Canterbury, it has developed strong ties with other universities and European Studies academics around the country, ensuring that a range of activities and support measures have developed. In 2006 this network was formalized with a European Commission grant establishing the New Zealand European Centres Network a truly national network that includes seven out of the eight New Zealand Universities and which seeks to further enhance research, teaching and outreach on European Union and Europe-related issues and topics throughout New Zealand.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • Bilgehan Berberoglu: PhD Student; UC
  • Gabrielle Petya Bojilove: MA Student; UC
  • Des Brennan: PhD Student; UC
  • Simon Campbell: PhD Student; UC
  • Brittany Kate Chellew: MA Student; UC
  • Yoonah Choi: PhD Student; UC
  • Sae Won Chung: PhD Student; UC
  • Gina Deerness-Plesner: MA Student; UC
  • Mathew John Doidge: Postdoctoral Research Fellow; UC
  • Adrienna Ember: PhD Student; UC
  • Felicity Ruth Hattrell: MA Student; UC
  • Roger John Henderson: Deputy Director; Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Simon Hollis: MA Student; UC
  • Kees Keizer: MA Student; UC
  • Serena Kelly: PhD Student/NCRE Postgraduate Representative; UC
  • Naila Nijira Maier-Knapp: PhD Student; UC
  • Maxine Mallinsonn: MA Student; UC
  • Maxim Palmer: MA Student; UC
  • Palm Pratoomtip: PhD Student; UC
  • Andrea Reichstein: MA Student; UC
  • Abel Reyna Rivera: PhD Student; UC
  • William Vance Shannon: MA Student; UC
  • Vlad Vernygora: MA Student; UC
  • Frendehl Sipaco Warner: PhD Student; UC
  • Barrie Francis Wharton: Sabbatical Fellow; University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Allan M Williams: Visiting Lecturer; London Metropolitan University, UK
  • Garth John Wilson: PhD Student; UC

Subject Area: Disciplines