Education & Training

Hangaia te ā mua

Create the future

Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education is ranked as one of the top in the world. It’s helping set the national agenda in educational research areas including Māori and Pacific education, educational leadership, curriculum innovation and student wellbeing.

Research centres include the Marie Clay Research Centre, which innovates in early literacy, Te Pūtahi Whakatairanga Hapori Ako Angitu, the Woolf Fisher Research Centre, which researches educational success for diverse communities within New Zealand, and the Research Unit in Pacific and International Education.

UniServices operates Tui Tuia | Learning Circle, which applies the University’s educational research to professional learning and development for teachers, and English Language Academy, the University’s English-language school.

UniServices also provides research-based training and professional learning in the health sector. Whāraurau supports the child and youth mental health workforce, the Immunisation Advisory Centre supports vaccinating health professionals, and NetworkZ provides simulation training for multidisciplinary healthcare teams.

Education & Training Contacts

Pedro van der Ent

Business Development Director – Pacific, Creative Arts, Arts, Business, Law, Education

More about Pedro

Pedro joined UniServices in August 2022. Of Samoan and Dutch descent, he holds an MBA and has 20+ years in business management, sales and client relationships. Contact about: Funding opportunities in creative arts, arts, business, law, education and areas involving Pacific people in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Region.

Kate Presswell

Business Development Manager – Energy and Circular Economy

More about Kate

Kate has worked in research and education for 14+ years and has been with UniServices and the University of Auckland since 2019. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has 10+ years’ experience on boards. Contact about: energy and circular economy

Natasha Gill

Commercial Development Director – Business Units

More about Natasha

Natasha leads commercial development for a portfolio of services and projects that translate cutting-edge knowledge into impact across health, education and public policy. She has supported various organisations through start-up, growth and transformation stages. Her background is in finance and information systems. Contact about: Applying research for social impact.

Yvonne Lim

Director, Tui Tuia | Learning Circle

More about Yvonne

Yvonne has been director of Tui Tuia | Learning Circle since 2021. She has a broad background in management, workforce development, marketing, customer experience, strategic digital initiatives and sales. Contact about: Opportunities for Tui Tuia | Learning Circle, digitisation of professional learning and development.

Abigail Milnes

Director, Whāraurau

More about Abi

Abi’s role focuses on ensuring the mental health workforce is skilled and supported to help tamariki, taiohi and whānau thrive. She has a background in project managing workforce development programmes in youth mental health and public health policy. Contact about: Developing the child and youth mental health workforce.