The Masters Theses collection contains digital copies of AUT University masters theses deposited with the Library since 2002 and made available open access. From 2007 onwards, all theses for masters degrees awarded are required to be deposited in Tuwhera Open Theses & Dissertations unless subject to an embargo.

For theses submitted prior to 2007, open access was not mandatory, so only those theses for which the author has given consent are available in Tuwhera Open Theses & Dissertations. Where consent for open access has not been provided, the thesis is usually recorded in the AUT Library catalogue where the full text, if available, may be accessed with an AUT password. Other people should request an Interlibrary Loan through their library.

  • Any use you make of these documents or images must be for research or private study purposes only, and you may not make them available to any other person.
  • Authors control the copyright of their thesis. You will recognise the author’s right to be identified as the author of the thesis, and due acknowledgement will be made to the author where appropriate.
  • You will obtain the author’s permission before publishing any material from the thesis.

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    Grierson, Josephine Annabelle (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    The Last Roman is a historical novel based on fact that was inspired by the fifth century letters of Sidonius Apollinaris, writer, poet, soldier, diplomat, bishop and Saint. It is set in ancient Gaul, Italy and Spain ...
  • The use and evaluation of narrative, lyric and constraint in conceptual poetry

    Kirkby-McLeod, Elizabeth (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    Family Instructions Upon Release tells the story of a loving, close father-daughter relationship disrupted by depression and miscarriage, and ultimately irreparably damaged. During the father’s depression, the daughter ...
  • The Coffin Club

    Newborn, Emma Kara (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    This thesis consists of a full-length screenplay for a feature film. The thesis is framed by an Exegesis, which is a 6000 word essay on the subject of: a) The genre of the Thesis. b) The development process from ...
  • Motions from the Hand to the Digital: An exploration of colour mutability through material based print processes

    Turbott, Rose (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    Textile designers have begun digitally crafting surface through exploring materiality, resulting in new ways to connect to the tactile act of making as both digital and craft based through action. This shift concerns an ...
  • More Than Friends

    Hebenton, Rebekah (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    This thesis consists of a full-length screenplay for a feature film. The Thesis is framed by an Exegesis which is a 6000-word essay on the subject of: a) the genre of the Thesis b) the development process from ...
  • Rosie's Pigeons

    Azizian, Tamara (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    This thesis consists of a full-length screenplay for a feature film. The Thesis is framed by an Exegesis, which is a 6000 word essay on the subject of: (a) The genre of the Thesis (b) The development process from ...
  • Understanding the influence of the Good Sports intervention upon youth sport parents and leaders through Transformative Learning Theory

    Ali, Javeed Nur (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    Sports codes and government organisations have identified that sport participation numbers are decreasing, especially within the ages of 7-13. Less mainstream sports and the increased access of technological options could ...
  • Contemporary issues of adaptation / Who disturbs the Kukupa?

    Hazlehurst, Kayleen (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    This work explores the history of war drama in film and prose; the availability of structural models to screenplay writers; and the possible application and usefulness of these filmic models in the early development of ...
  • Authenticity in digital surrogates. Workflow development for generating an authentic digital surrogate for heritage conservation

    Markovic, Katarina (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    This practice-based study is concerned with the creation of authentic 3D digital surrogates of large-scale heritage artefacts. The research develops and demonstrates an effective workflow using a multi-method approach with ...
  • Discourses of quality ECCE in Malaysia: A critical analysis

    Ting, Mee Ling (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    The Malaysian government has put much attention into increasing quality control in preschool education. This attention is based on an increased recognition that a quality early start to education has long-term cognitive ...
  • Vitalism in a chiropractic programme – A New Zealand case study

    Fox, Marina (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    As a lecturer understanding one’s philosophical drivers in education is vital. There has been a long history of debate in chiropractic as to whether the traditional philosophy of vitalism should remain the chiropractic ...
  • Operating room scheduling application

    Mackenzie, Scott (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    This project explores how the use of a purpose-built software can improve visibility and usage in operating rooms in Auckland City Hospital. Using a design science approach an Angular application was developed as a replacement ...
  • Reconfiguring dwelling: A spatial explorations of surface and surface depth projection as a viewing chamber

    McGrath, Mitchell (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    The viewing chambers enact a series of scenic reversals that reconfigure relations between background and foreground and orient the viewer differently to the sites. The intimate assembly of the viewing chambers brings the ...
  • Rupturing vIrtual space

    Nathan, Ratema Rex Wayne (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    This document details the research and ideas which have informed the development of my art practice. My practice is concerned with the implications of persistent mediation by the ubiquitous technologies of the virtual ...
  • Shrinking Violet

    Johnson, Abigail (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
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  • Genre analysis

    Black, Loren (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    In this exploration of Genre, I will explore the ways in which my screenplay ‘Like what’ resembles past productions and discuss the ways in which it offers a fresh perspective for modern day audiences. In part one I will ...
  • Seamless virtual reality locomotion

    Todoroki, Masaya (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    This project explores creating alternative ways of locomotion and combining these locomotion systems together for virtual reality (VR) gaming. This allows users to seamlessly switch between multiple locomotion modes as ...
  • The influences of professional development, in educative mentoring, on mentors' learning and mentoring practices

    Cooke, Deborah Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    Mentoring plays a significant role in the successful acculturation of Provisionally Certificated Teachers (PCT) in New Zealand and has been formally recognised and centrally funded as part of mentoring and induction ...
  • Your mind matters

    Hanna, Patrick (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    This practice-based project prototypes a virtual reality platform-based mindfulness experience. This experience is framed within therapeutic immersive environment design. Created in response to an ever stressful and demanding ...
  • Taxonomies and design within the interactive documentary genre: A practitioner’s research project

    Yang, Jianan (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
    The evolution of technology has enabled the creation of many alternative modes of interaction. This has allowed the scope of interactive documentaries (i-docs) to extend far beyond simply altering the narrative structure ...

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