ROBERT SHAWNew Zealand citizen

School of ManagementGuangdong University of Foreign Studies

Community EducationVictoria University of Wellington

Ecological Research Associatesof New Zealand



Doctor of Philosophy

University of Auckland, 2010

Thesis: A critical analysis of modern science and its effect on society

Award: Nominated for the Vice Chancellor’s Prize, 2011

Master of Public Policy

VictoriaUniversity of Wellington, 1985

Papers: Management, Strategic Management, Accounting

Dissertation: The public interest in new legislation

Master of Philosophy (First Class Honours)

University of Auckland, 1976

Papers: Social Science Research Methods, Evaluation Methods

Thesis: An enquiry into the assessment of morality

Bachelor of Arts

University of Auckland, 1974

Statistics, Psychology, Social Theory, Ethics

Bachelor of Science

University of Auckland, 1971

Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics



Tertiary education lecturer

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (2012-2013), Victoria University of

Wellington (contracts from 2009), Claremont Teachers College (1979),

University of Southern Queensland (1980 – 1984), Massey University

(contracts), Whitireia Community Polytechnic (contracts), The Open

Polytechnic of New Zealand (contract from 1991)

Programmes taught: MBA Master in Business

Bachelor of Business Diploma in Business

Bachelor of Commerce Diploma in Computing

Bachelor of Education Diploma in Teaching

Post-Graduate Diplomas Executive Programme

Courses taught: Business research methods Logistics

Social Science Research Methodology

Business Communications

Leadership Sociology

Strategic Management Business Ethics

Responsibilities: Board of Studies Library committees

Degree accreditation Industry liaison

Course design Moderation

Online course delivery Lectures

Mentoring staff Conference organiser

Research applications Research projects

Research and management consultancy projects (1989 2012)

The Ecological Research Associates of New Zealand (ERANZ)

Roles: Managing Partner

Senior Consultant

Qualified Resource Management Act Commissioner

Services: Judicial hearings preparation and management

Expert witness (social and environmental impacts)

Provision of reports on environmental management,

business development, marketing, and

social impacts.

Clients: Individuals seeking consents

Private companies

Government agencies

Manager (Online Education)(20042010)

The National Observatory of New Zealand

Achievements: Business concept and planning

Registered three new standards at NZQA

Obtained NZQA provider registration

Built an innovative online teaching platform

Facility opened by the Minister of Education

Marketing strategy and campaigns

Won grants, over $200,000

Managed twenty staff

Budget and accounting responsibly

New Zealand Government Senior Advisor(19891992)

Ministry of Education, Ministry of Research, Science and Technology, State

Services Commission

Responsibilities: Chairperson of interdepartmental committees

Policy team leadership

Management development

Budget process

Ministerial briefings

Advice to Cabinet Committees

Advice to Parliamentary Select Committees

Operational delegations

Think-tank leadership

Management of over 200 people nationally

Portfolios: School awards Curriculum innovation

Student assessment Te reo Māori policy

Science funding Science policy

Māori science Science legislation

Kura kaupapa Māori National database security

Senior manager (Research Programme) (19851989)

Ministry of Education

Responsibilities: Management of over 200 research projects

Annual budget over $1.2 million

Research design

New policy evaluations

Advice to researchers

Assessment of funding applications


Contract management

Integration of research and policy development

Justification of research investments

Governance experience(1991 2010)

As an elected member of the governance committee:

The Porirua City Council &Wellington Regional Council

Responsibilities: Selection and management of chief executives

Organisational strategy and budget

Strategic planning for over $70 million per annum

Audit Committees Contracts over $1 million

Relationship management Operational research

Committee chairperson Hearings commissioner

Public presentations Media management

Land purchases Facilities governance




Shaw, R.K. (2013) Advanced Thinking Skills for Business Practitioners.Rotterdam,

The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. (Contract delivery 3 December 2013.)

Shaw, R.K. (editor) (2008)Creativity, Enterprise, Policy New Directions in

Education.Wellington, New Zealand: Philosophy of Education Society of

Australasia, Massey University. ISBN: 9780909009908

Shaw, R.K. (2007) Astronomy Aotearoa. Auckland: Pearson Education New Zealand.

ISBN: 9780582549906 (Book Publishers Association of New Zealand award,


Shaw, R.K. (2007) Astronomy Aotearoa: student workbook. Auckland: Pearson

Education New Zealand. ISBN: 9780733992612

Shaw, R.K. (1997) Design Databases and Drive Microsoft Access. Wellington:

Learning Guides Limited. ISBN: 0473042851

Shaw, R.K. (1998) Basic Internet Skills. Wellington: Learning Guides Limited.

ISBN: 0958364346

Shaw, R. K. (1989) The Public Interest: A Concept in New Zealands Official

Information Act. Wellington: New Zealand Institute of Public Administration.

ISBN: 0908626142

Commissioned reports and submissions

Shaw R.K. (2011) Submission to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority on the

Review of Business Qualifications, 15 October 2011.

Shaw, R.K. (1999) Lets teach managers how to implement policy: The Executive

Decision-Making Skills. Wellington: Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

Burns, C. & Shaw, R.K. (1998) A Model of Executive Decision-Making. Lower Hutt,

New Zealand: The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

Shaw, R.K. (1993) The Legislative Responsibilities of the Minister of Research,

Science and Technology. Wellington: Ministry of Research, Science and


Shaw, R.K (1991) The Classification of Research Currently Classified as

Operational Research (4 vols). Wellington: Ministry of Research, Science and


Shaw, R.K. (1990) Purchasing Science: New Zealands Science Policy. Report

Number 6. Wellington: Ministry of Research, Science and Technology.

Shaw, R.K. (1990) Stipulative Definitions in Science Policy. Wellington: Ministry of

Research, Science and Technology.

Peters, M.A., Marshall, J. D., Para, D., & Shaw, R. K. (1989) Nga Awangawanga Me

Nga Wawata a Te Iwi O Te Tai Tokerau: Final Report of the Project, Issues

Concerning the Schooling and Retention of Maori Secondary Students in Tai

Tokerau.Wellington: New Zealand Department of Education.

Shaw, R.K. & Ohia, M. (1988) Te Reo o te Taitokerau: he tirohanga na nga kaimahi.

Wellington: New Zealand Department of Education.

Shaw, R.K. (1985) A Model of Executive Decision-Making.Wellington: New

ZealandState Services Commission.

Shaw, R.K. (1982) Administrative Discretionary Justice. Wellington: New Zealand

State Services Commission.

Lingard, R. & Shaw, R.K. (1980) Empirical Study of Teaching Styles in Queensland

Primary Schools (2 vols). Toowoomba: Darling Downs Institute (University of

Southern Queensland).



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