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Keith   Dixon

Senior Lecturer
Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (New Zealand)
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Keith Dixon presently lives with his wife Hegnes, and their two younger offspring, Edwin and Eileen, in Christchurch. His family ties are to Northumbria and to Nikunau Island. His academic career has included spells in several locations including Nottingham, Port Moresby, both main islands of New Zealand and Tarawa, for organisations as diverse as the UK Government Department for International Development, the Institute of Public Administration of Papua New Guinea, Kiribati Institute of Technology, and Massey, Keele and the Open Universities. He has worked at the University of Canterbury since 2007, researching about, and designing and staging courses in, accounting, finance, management and governance, mainly of governments and organisations that provide public services. He has been publishing about Pacific islands since the 1990s, specialising mostly on Kiribati and Aotearoa. He recently published the book, Acclimatising to higher ground: The realities of life of a Pacific Atoll People (Paperback ISBN: 9789464260298 | Hardback ISBN: 9789464260304 | Imprint: Sidestone Press).
Administrative sciences
Economical sciences
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
New Zealand
Historical periods
The Colonial time
20th century
21st century
Geological eras
Indigenous languages
English, Kiribati
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  • Consulting Work (1984 to 1986)
    Accounting education in Papua New Guinea — Institute of Public Administration of Papua New Guinea
    Participant-observation of accounting education, particularly for public services
  • Field Research (1985 to present)
    Nikunau and the I-Nikunau diaspora — University of Canterbury
    Acclimatising to Higher Ground: The Realities of Life of a Pacific Atoll People
  • Field Research (1989 to now)
    Accounting in Kiribati — University of Canterbury
    Accounting practices as social technologies of colonialistic
    outreach from London, Washington, et Cetera
    Consequences of accountings, distributional and otherwise
  • Field Research (1989 to now)
    Universities in New Zealand — University of Canterbury
    Governance, administration, finance and accounting about universities
  • Consulting Work (1997 to 1999)
    Accounting education in Kiribati — Kiribati Technical Institute
    Participant-observation of accounting education on Tarawa and elsewhere
  • Collaborative Project (2016 to present)
    Mining on New Guinea involving Amungme, People of Mimika, Freeport-McMoRan and Government of Indonesia — University of Canterbury
    A braided chronology to elucidate temporalities of a mine on New Guinea
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