Dr Ian Brailsford

BA(Hons) Sheffield, PhD Auck.


Ian has worked as an academic developer and learning advisor at the University of Auckland since 2006, assisting doctoral candidates and early-career academics.


Provides a range of services to support and enhance the learning activities of postgraduate students.

  • Co-ordinates the Doctoral Skills and the Mapping your Masters Research programmes to help candidates develop and improve the skills needed to complete a major research projects

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Brailsford, I. P., Sowden, E., & Orioli Figueira, B. (22/4/2016). Are doctoral theses changing over time?. Poster presented at Quality in Postgraduate Research, Adelaide, Australia. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28746
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liz Sowden
  • Orioli Figueira, B., & Brailsford, I. P. (2016). The doctoral journey away from home: how universities can best support international candidates. Paper presented at QPR20016 - Quality in Postgraduate Research, Adelaide, Australia. 20 April - 22 April 2016. Related URL.
  • Kelly, F. J., & Brailsford, I. P. (2013). The role of the disciplines: alternative methodologies in higher education. Higher Education Research and Development, 32 (1), 1-4. 10.1080/07294360.2012.751864
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frances Kelly
  • Kelly, F. J., & Brailsford, I. P. (2012). Calling all PhDs: The positioning of doctoral research in advertisements for postgraduate study. Paper presented at 10th Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, SA. 17 April - 20 April 2012. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frances Kelly
  • Carter, S., Kelly, F., & Brailsford, I. (2012). Structuring your research thesis. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Pages: 104.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Susan Carter, Frances Kelly
  • Frost, J., de Pont, G., & Brailsford, I. (2012). Expanding Assessment Methods and Moments in History. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 37 (3), 293-304. 10.1080/02602938.2010.531247
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/18164
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jennifer Frost
  • Brailsford, I. P. (2011). 'We know no such profession as a university teacher': New Zealand academics' teaching capabilities and student performance in the years of academic boom and student strife. History of Education Review, 40 (1), 30-46.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/13247
  • Brailsford, I. P. (2011). 'The ha'porth of tar to save the ship': Student counselling and vulnerable university students, 1965-80'. History of Education, 40 (3), 357-370.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/13246


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 1, Room 121
New Zealand

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