Secretary | Senior Lecturer- Eastern Institute of Technology
Tom has been working in the IT public sector for many years and for half of his time in NZ. He brings the experience of the business community to his role as Lecturer at EIT. He is the Internship Program Coordinator and looks forward to bridging the gap between academia and business for the student body.
Katharine has been active for over 20 years in NZACE, a New Zealand network for promoting work-integrated learning, most recently as chair of the organisation. In this role Katharine has been instrumental in liaising with national and international organisations involved in varying forms of vocational education in New Zealand.
Her research in the area has involved co-authorship with colleagues from Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Deputy Chair | Director of Cooperative Education- University of Waikato
Karsten is the director of Cooperative Education, which annually facilitates about 350 science and engineering work placements, and teaches in professional workplace preparation and reflection. His research focus has been on graduate competencies, professional identity development, agentic ethical behaviour, and enabling emerging researchers to conduct publishable research in WIL and co-op.
Chair | Academic Mgr & Sr. Lecturer- Auckland University of Technology
Jenny developed and leads the cooperative education papers within the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation. Her research focus is on the student learning experience during cooperative education or work integrated learning placements.