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The NZAVS research group

The New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS) is a longitudinal national probability study of social attitudes, personality and health outcomes led by Professor Chris Sibley. The NZAVS is a large-scale collaborative study that includes many researchers from a diverse range of research areas.

NZAVS Central Management Team

NZAVS Central Management Team
The NZAVS Central Management Team are responsible for strategic oversight, design and day-to-day maintenance of the study.

NZAVS Research and Administrative Support

NZAVS Research and Administrative Support
Specialist research positions and administrative roles within the NZAVS. 
  • Samantha Stronge, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Dr Marvin Hao Wu, Research Programme Coordinator
  • Sarah Kapeli, PhD candidate, Lab Manager
  • Elena Zubielevitch, PhD Candidate, Lab Manager

NZAVS Advisory Board

NZAVS Advisory Board 
The NZAVS Advisory Board represents the different universities and organisations involved in the NZAVS. The board meets once per year with the central management team to advise on long-term strategic planning for the NZAVS. The NZAVS is a nationwide study, and it is important for the study to represent and respect diversity across the nation. The advisory board ensures that different universities and partner organisations are consulted about the long-term strategic plan for the study. We hope to grow the advisory board organically to include representation from other partner organisations and groups as the NZAVS continues to develop.  

NZAVS Researchers and Affiliates

The wider group of researchers who are actively involved in specific aspects of the NZAVS. 


NZAVS Alumni

Former masters and PhD students of the NZAVS research program