Category: Speaker

  • Mark Dunick

    Mark Dunick

    Mark Dunick has recently completed a PhD in New Zealand history, and is now looking for a job. Before he began his university studies, he was involved in a range of useful community organisations including a few who researched local far right groups. He is one of the contributors to the forthcoming book Histories of […]

  • Samuel Williams

    Samuel Williams

    Samuel Williams is the Deputy Director of Psychology with the New Zealand Defence Force. He comes from a soft-science and enjoys trying to understand the fallible aspects of humanity that get in the way of skepticism and critical thinking. Today he shares some evidence based and some practical approaches to critical thinking and persuasion.

  • Rob Harrison

    Rob Harrison

    Rob Harrison has been practising as a barrister in the area of criminal law since 1989 and was the counsel for Peter Ellis during his original trial and in the recently successful Supreme Court appeal that was brought forth on behalf of the late Peter Ellis.

  • YEAH… NAH!

    YEAH… NAH!

    A live recording of the official podcast of the New Zealand Skeptics – with podcast hosts Bronwyn Rideout, Mark Honeychurch and Craig Shearer.

  • Billie Bradford

    Billie Bradford

    Dr Billie Bradford is a midwife and international expert in foetal movements. She is a Director of the Board of the Perinatal Society of Australia, and New Zealand and Senior Research Officer at the National Health and Medical Council Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth in Queensland.

  • Henare Parata

    Henare Parata

    Henare is a self-employed educator of Māori culture; language, protocol, history, and performing arts. He is passionate about improving critical thinking and a scientific/evidence-based understanding of the world, especially amongst Māori.

  • Richard Arnold

    Richard Arnold

    Professor Richard Arnold is a professor of Statistics and Data Science at Victoria University of Wellington. He has an interest in the public understanding of science, particularly where misunderstandings arise because of the use of statistics.

  • Alexander Maxwell

    Alexander Maxwell

    Associate Professor Alexander Maxwell teaches history at Victoria University of Wellington, and specialises in the study of nationalism and cultural history in Eastern Europe.

  • TJ Mitchell & Judy Melinek

    TJ Mitchell & Judy Melinek

    Dr Judy Melinek is a forensic pathologist, and a co-author, along with her husband TJ Mitchell, of three books.

  • Chris French

    Chris French

    Professor Chris French is a psychologist who specialises in the psychology of paranormal beliefs.

  • Siouxsie Wiles

    Siouxsie Wiles

    Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles is a microbiologist and science communicator based in Auckland, New Zealand. Her specialist areas are infectious diseases and bioluminescence.