University Research Medals are the highest awards for research bestowed by the university. Each year the university recognises the outstanding achievements of staff in the categories of: individual, early career, supervisor, team and exceptional research citizenship.
Team Research Medal – Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities (DMIC)
Associate Professor Jodie Hunter and Professor Bobbie Hunter from the Institute of Education lead a team focusing on re-inventing mathematics teaching and learning in Aotearoa New Zealand. The work is multi-dimensional and makes active contributions to educational knowledge, research, policy and practice. This team has a track record of significant research funding, publications, research collaborations and awards, including over $18 million from the Ministry of Education. The research programme has received a range of national and international awards, including the 2021 New Zealand Association for Research in Education Group award and the 2018 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Research Team award. Team members include Professor Emeritus Glenda Anthony, Louise Fitzgerald, Dr Generosa Leach and Dr Alexandra Bowmar.