Dr Margaret Anne Henley

BA, DipTchg, DipBC, MA (Hons), PhD

Research | Current

  • Sports and media
  • First year experience teaching and learning intiatives
  • Student engagement and equity

Informed by a background in television production, Margaret teaches practical television skills, specializing in the television studio production, television journalism and has a strong interest in media sport production and women's sport.

Current research work in progress:

Images of women playing netball in NZ and UK cinema newsreels

The impact of the short format game in rugby, rugby league and netball

Enhancing academic success for first year Māori and Pacific students

Teaching | Current

COMMS 203 Television Journalism

COMMS 303 Sports Media

COMMS 307 Communication Internship

MEDIA 317 Screen Tools

Postgraduate supervision

Supervision of PhD and MA and MA SCREEN candidates in documentary production, sports and broadcasting, media and television studies.


2010 Ako Aotearoa National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award

2010 University of Auckland Sustain Teaching Excellence Award

2009 Faculty of Arts Sustained Teaching Excellent Award

Areas of expertise

Women's sport and Broadcasting

History of broadcast sport New Zealand

The history of televised netball in New Zealand

Sport and the media in New Zealand

First Year Experience programmes and student engagement in tertiary institutions

Undergraduate Teaching and Learning

Equity in tertiary education

Tuakana programme and the support of Maori and Pacific students in tertiary education


Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Cameron, C., & Henley, M. (2012). Do you need pictures with that? How to create audio visual information packages to enhance FYE student communication. In T. Creagh, K. Nelson (Eds.) 15th International FYHE Conference 2012 Brisbane: QUT Events. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Carol Cameron

Contact details

Primary office location

58 SYMONDS ST - Bldg 435
Level 5, Room 504
New Zealand