International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor Dr. Wendy Larner

Professor Wendy Larner is Provost at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and President of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.  She completed a BSocSci at Waikato (1983), MA (First Class Hons) at Canterbury (1989), and her PhD as a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada (1997).  She has held academic positions at the University of Waikato (NZ), University of Auckland (NZ), and University of Bristol (UK).  She has also been a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (US), Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary University, London (UK), and a Guest Professor at the University of Frankfurt (Germany). 

Wendy’s research is in the interdisciplinary fields of globalisation, governance and gender.  She has published over 80 refereed articles and book chapters, nine monographs, edited collections and special issues, and delivered over 100 invited lectures/keynote addresses across four continents.

Wendy is a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK), a Fellow of the New Zealand Geographical Society, and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She is a recipient of the Royal Geographical Society’s Victoria Medal, New Zealand’s Women of Influence Award for Innovation and Science and the New Zealand Geographical Society’s 2021 Distinguished New Zealand Geographer Award and Medal.