Nominated By: Jan Cameron
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Family Names(s): Pawson
Mailing Address: Dept of Geography
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8020
Country: New Zealand
Office Telephone: 64 3 364 2930
Office Fax: 64 3 364 2907
Residence Telephone: 64 3 352 3225
Nationality/Citizenship: NZ/UK
Date of Birth: 20-06-1951
Current Position: Professor of Geography
Current Employer: University of Canterbury
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: English
Fluent in Writing: English
Fluent in Speaking: English
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: DPhil,University of Oxford,1975
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: MA,University of Oxford,1974
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Research assessment
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Programme reviews, Arts, Fine Arts, Science, Postgraduate Science
Institution/City/Country: Universities of Otago, Canterbury, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 2004-
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: Institutional audit: 2005 and 2010 cycles for University of Canterbury, external audit, University of Otago, 2011
Institution/City/Country: Universities of Canterbury, Otago, New Zealand
Date: 2005-
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Research assessment, national social sciences panel, Marsden Fund
Institution/City/Country: Royal Society of New Zealand
Date: 2006-8
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Professor of Geography, University of Canterbury, New Zealand since 2001. Head of Department, 1998-2005, Postgraduate Coordinator, Environmental Science Programme, 1995-1998. Research interests in human geography, environmental management and environmental history. Member, Social Science panel, Marsden Fund (national research fund), Royal Society of New Zealand, 2006-08. National Teaching Award winner, 2009, and member, National Academy of Teaching Excellence, Ako Aotearoa. National Executive, New Zealand Geographical Society, 2003-10, and Managing Editor, New Zealand Geographer, 2004-11, and member of seven other editorial boards for UK, US and NZ based academic journals. Academic Auditor, New Zealand Academic Audit Unit, since 2008, and experience of a range of departmental, programme and institutional reviews and audits.

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