The Southern Institute of Technology | Te Pūkenga was proud to host the 2022 ITP Research Symposium in Invercargill from 30 November to 2 December. After two years of online symposia because of Covid-19, it was fantastic to be able to hold this event kanohi ki te kanohi, and make use of our new SIT Centre for Creative Industries: Te Rau o te Hui. Our ability to come together was particularly welcome as this was the first symposium held after all ITPs formally became business divisions of Te Pūkenga.

This year’s conference showcased applied research from across Aotearoa New Zealand and attracted 153 presentations, making it the busiest ITP symposium to date. Presenters hailed from 15 former ITPs, and delivered a diverse mix of traditional research presentations, displays of creative practice, research posters and other formats. We also hosted in-person meetings of new and established applied-research communities of practice, and presented pre-recorded talks from those unable to attend in person. You can read about all the presentations that took place at the symposium in the Book of Abstracts, available at

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James L. Savage and Sally Bodkin-Allen

Exploring the Role of Virtual Simulation Gaming in Reducing Physical Examination Anxiety for Undergraduate Nurses

Roseanne Sadd

What is Best Practice When Creating Realism for Mental Health Scenarios in Aotearoa New Zealand Undergraduate Nursing?

Alex Wordsworth, Mel Hargaden, Lee Smith, Lauren Deacon

Challenged? Supporting Nursing Students with Dyslexia in Clinical Placements

Isobel J. Malbon

Disruption as a Way Forward: Resilience and Adaptation to Prepare Bakery Students for the Future

Noel Remacle

School-Based Learning in Initial Teacher Education: An Authentic Partnership

Melissa McMinn, Igor Maksimov, Paora Mepham, Kirsten Price, Vanessa Madhar, Lynne Brice

Mental Health and Hauora in Education and Policy: An Opening Discourse

Fatma James

“The Eggshell of People”: Listening to Children’s Descriptions of Dyslexia

Victoria Beckwith

Understanding the Development of Dynamic Informal Capabilities in Enhancing Project-Based Assessments and Facilitating Programme Development

Yury Zhukov, Bing Dai

Early Reflections on a Collaborative Research Project About the Safety of Rainbow Ākonga on Te Pūkenga Campuses

Lee Smith, Helen Gremillion, Susan Beaumont, Rachael S. Burke, Fleur Kelsey, Lauren Addington, Meg Nelis

Key Factors for Selecting Aotearoa New Zealand Tertiary Education Providers: International Students’ Perspectives

Guangxin Li, Edwin Rajah

AI Design Issues in Education

Jonathan Adams, KatieLee Riddle

Are Tech Companies Dangerously Veering Away from Their Managerial Accountabilities?

Ash Malhotra

Carbon Emissions and Organisational Performance: Friend or Foe?

Swati Kumaria Puri, Zazli Lily Wisker

Estimation of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Food and Fibre Sector’s Export Specialisation with Key Trading Partners

Satya Gonuguntla

The Nexus Between ESG Disclosures, Firm Performance and Covid-19: An Aotearoa New Zealand Perspective

Swati Kumaria Puri

Numerical Modelling Based on Large-Angle Oscillation Theory in Determining the Rotating Inertia of a Rotor Subjected to Frictions

Cosmas Pagwiwoko, Robert Short

Editors: James L. Savage, Jerry Hoffman and Marie Shannon

ISBN: 978-1-99-118343-9

Published: 29.11.2023