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Juliana Mansvelt is an Associate Professor employed 0.6 FTE in the Geography Programme, in the School of People, Environment and Planning. She currently teaches into 230.110 Turangawaewae: Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa NZ and a post-graduate course 145.710 Consumption and Place.
Juliana is author of Geographies of Consumption (Sage, 2005) and editor of Green Consumerism. An A-Z Guide (Sage, 2011). Her research and publications have centred on consumption practices and spaces, experiences of ageing in place, and teaching and learning with respect to e-learning and professional development. She has also contributed to a number of reference works, textbooks, and encyclopedias on topics as diverse as interviewing, writing up research, scenario based learning and aspects of consumption and consumer culture.
Juliana’s recent research has involved participation in interdisciplinary projects - examining older people’s interactions with organisations, and the ways in which life-courses, living standards, mobilities and identity are shaped in relation to consumption practices and choices. A qualitative researcher, Juliana is interested in how consumption, commodity practices and material contexts can promote or constrain experiences of ageing well. She is a member of HART, an interdisciplinary team of researchers researching issues related to Health and Age (recipients of the 2012 Massey University Team Research Medal) and of CARS (The Centre for Advanced Retail Studies, Massey University). Juliana is a co-founder (with Dr Lesley Patterson, and Dr Aishling Gallagher) of ESocSci Te Ara Koiora The Lifecourse, a interdisciplinary network of researchers interested in disseminating and discussing lifecourse research and Human Geography Research Editor for The New Zealand Geographer.
In 2013 Juliana was presented with a distinguished service award by the New Zealand Geographical Society. Juliana is also the recipient of three tertiary teaching awards: a Massey University Award and a New Zealand tertiary teaching award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching and a New Zealand Geographical Society Teaching excellence award.
Juliana is a social geographer, interested in understanding how social relations and places intersect through mundane and everyday practices, focusing particularly on consumption and experiences of ageing.
My research interests are focussed on the relationship between consumption, ageing and place. These include projects which have focussed on:
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Human Geography (160400): Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography (160402): Social and Cultural Geography (160403): Studies In Human Society (160000)
consumption, ageing and place
qualitative research (interviewing and focus groups)
Project Title: Developing an Economic Living Standards Index for Elders
Date Range: 2009 - 2012
Funding Body: Foundation for Research, Science & Technology
Project Title: Aging, Purchase and Place
Date Range: 2008 - 2009
Funding Body: Massey University