Meet the Staff
Our teaching and support staff for the Whitireia IT Programmes
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We are proud to introduce the staff involved with our IT Programmes in Porirua and Auckland

Porirua teaching staff

photo of person x Simon Dixon Simon teaches Degree and Post-graduate classes in the areas of Communication, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Multimedia, and Research Design.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3639
photo of person x Dr Brenda Lloyd PhD Brenda coordinates our student capstone projects and teaches mathematics in our Degree and Post-graduate programmes.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3886
photo of person x Sue Scott Sue teaches Communications, Internet, Interaction design and digital 3D design in our Certificate and Degree programmes.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 5186
photo of person x Neale Catchpole Neale teaches primarily Project Management and Information System Management in our Degree programme.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3791
photo of person x Iwan Tjhin Iwan teaches Networking, Systems Administration, Discrete Mathematics and Information Systems in our Degree and Post-graduate programmes.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3521
photo of person x Adrian Hargreaves Adrian teaches Data Modelling, Database, and Data Management papers in our Degree and Post-graduate programmes.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3211
photo of person x Steve Cosgrove Steve teaches and researches in the area of Data Networking in our Degree and Postgraduate programmes.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3606
photo of person x Dr Diane Strode PhD Diane teaches on the PGDipIT and the masters programme
IT7303/IT7323 Analysis, design, and control
IT8410 Business analysis for information technology
IT8402 Research proposal
IT Research project coordinator for:
IT8421 Research project
IT9501 Applied research project
IT9502 Thesis
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 5184
photo of person x Tony Assadi Tony teaches programming and software development papers, including Java, PHP, C#, and ASP.Net in the Degree and Post-graduate programmes.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3839
photo of person x Manu Katene Manu teaches Networking and IT Essentials in our Certificate and Degree programmes.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 4148
photo of person x George Tongariro George has worked at Whitireia for a total of ten years and is passionate about student success and students learning basic programming. He is a keen sportsperson playing Rugby for Norths and Indoor netball. He enjoys fishing and diving and other outdoor activities. His research interest is in building capability and capacity in an Indigenous IT environment. He currently holds a Post Grad Diploma in Education and Professional Development and in the middle of completing a Masters in Indigenous Studies.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3604
photo of person x Sunil Bedi Sunil is currently teaching the following subjects:
IT5183 - Fundamentals of System Design & Development (Level 5) This course covers important fundamental concepts like SDLC, System Design, Information Systems etc. and contributes to laying a solid grounding for future IT professionals.
IT5184 - Programming (Level 5) This course covers programming concepts in a modern high level programming language like C#.NET. We start from the basic concepts like OOP principles, loops, conditional statements, console and GUI based applications, event handling, code behind etc. and move on to more advanced topics like virtual functions, delegates etc. The overall goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and familiarity of modern day programming languages like C# to become proficient programmers.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3863


Porirua managerial staff

photo of person x Dr Sue Chard
PhD
Sue is Programme Manager for the Certificate, Degree and Post-graduate IT Programmes.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3725


Porirua support staff

photo of person x Geoff Gordon Geoff is the School of IT Network Administrator.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3849
photo of person x Lisa Patterson Lisa is the School of IT Network
Technician.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3849
photo of person x Nick Donald Nick is Research Assistant, and tutorial assistant on technical papers in the Certificate and Degree programmes.
Phone 04 237 3100 xtn 3849


Auckland teaching staff

photo of person x Ray Porter Ray teaches communication in our Degree programme.
Phone 09 379 4666 xtn 9723
photo of person x Justin Joseph Justin coordinates our student capstone projects and teaches networking in our Degree programme.
Phone 09 379 4666 xtn 9754
photo of person x Ian Mitchell Ian teaches primarily Project Management, Information System Management and Business Analysis in our Degree and Postgraduate programmes.
Phone 09 379 4666 xtn 9739
photo of person x Graeme Legg Graeme teaches Information System Management, IT environment, ethics, Statistics and System Analysis and Design in our Degree and Post-graduate programmes.
Phone 09 379 4666 xtn 9773
photo of person x Michael Lam Michael teaches Data Modelling, Database, and Data Management papers in our Degree programme.
Phone 09 379 4666 xtn 9752
photo of person x Shawkat Dawood Shawkat teaches and researches in the area of Networking in our Degree and Postgraduate programmes.
Phone 09 379 4666 xtn 9756
photo of person x Premalatha Sampath Premalatha teaches Systems Analysis and Design, programming and Mathematics /Statisitics in our Degree and Post-graduate programmes.
Phone 09 379 4666 xtn 9728
photo of person x Rohini Dutt Rohini teaches programming and software development papers, including Java, PHP, C#, and ASP.Net in the Degree programme.
Phone 09 379 4666 xtn 9724
photo of person x Arkar Kyaw Arkar teaches Networking, Operating Systems, Forensics and IT Essentials in our Degree and Postgraduate programmes.
Phone 09 379 4666 xtn 9750


Auckland managerial staff

photo of person x Sarita Pais Sarita is Programme Manager for the Degree and Post-graduate IT Programmes.
Phone 09 379 4666 xtn 9678


Auckland support staff

photo of person x Jun Han Jun is tutorial assistant and IT Network Technician