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Stephen Atkins

Stephen is Principal Lecturer (Business) in Te Maru Pūmanawa College of Creative Practice & Enterprise. He lectures in business research methods, societal/ethical issues in business management, and organisational behaviour. Stephen's research interests include personality-fit-in-the-workplace, cross-cultural/mixed-methods R&D for career-guidance, and social cognitions. He also undertakes teamwork optimisation and team mission analysis in regards to humanitarian projects overseas and more-generally, volunteer staffing research.

Since April, 2000, Stephen has authored or co-authored over fifty peer-reviewed research outputs, including in the international journals: Tourism Research, Human Performance, Human Resource Management, Public Personnel Management, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, and Motor Behavior, and in internationally-edited books published by Wiley, Routledge, CABI/Oxford, Palgrave-McMillan, and Springer. His second career as a research academic was preceded by twenty years in various supervisory or management roles, with most of these in the spacecraft ops/engineering and manned-spaceflight engineering sectors (although in most of those years, still focused on the rigorous assessment of human behaviour, human capabilities, and human-to-systems interactions). His primary research context now is in the assessment of human capabilities and the talent-requirements for providing near-real-time (NRT) technical support to humanitarian water-aid teams and surface water-quality monitors. The latter has seen his recent return to the spacecraft-based Earth Observation (EO) research arena, as regards ground-truthing samples for EO of surface water qualities.

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