Dr Pii-Tuulia Nikula

Senior Lecturer and Researcher - Hawke's Bay


06 830 1270

Areas of Teaching

International business, strategic management, research methods, academic study skills


PhD (Politics and International Relations) (University of Auckland, 2016); MA (Social Sciences) (University of Helsinki, 2004); NZCertAdT&T (Open Polytechnic)



Prior to commencing her academic career, Pii-Tuulia worked for more than 10 years in different management and leadership roles in the international education industry and she continues to be actively engaged with industry by organising training workshops and discussion sessions as well as presenting at international education industry conferences in New Zealand and Australia.

Courses Taught

International markets
Global strategies in business
Academic Inquiry
Applied Research Methods
Research methods
Educational leadership (2020)
Educational strategy & management (2020)
Special topic supervision

Research Areas

Export education
Higher education funding & access
International student acculturation
Use of technology in teaching

Current Research

Pii-Tuulia’s research is diverse, covering a range of methods, theories and topics such as business, policy, education systems and pedagogy. Her current research has an evolving focus on environmental sustainability, with a particular interest in climate action.

Research Outputs

For Pii-Tuulia’s pre-2017 research outputs please see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pii_Tuulia_Nikula

Research outputs 2020

Research Outputs 2019

Research Outputs 2018

Research Outputs 2017