Brenda is a Senior Lecturer at Whitireia, where she primarily teaches on the Master of Information Technology (MIT) at both the Porirua Campus and at the Wellington Grad School. Brenda received her PhD in 2012 from Curtin University in Perth Australia. Her main interest is in the area of ensuring that what we teach is relevant to the workplace, and is a big believer that education should lead to productive employment. Over a great number of years Brenda has built up the Industry Capstone Projects for the Bachelor of Information Technology, and more recently has developed the Internship papers at both level 7 and level 8.