Russell Booth

Lecturer and Programme Coordinator - Hawke's Bay


06 830 1220

Areas of Teaching

Leadership, Understanding Change, Organisations in a NZ Context, Management


MEd (e-Learning), PGDipBus (Management), PGCE (Secondary), BSc (Hons) Geography


My role predominantly is teaching Leadership and Management classes in the School of Business.

I have over 25 years working in the Careers Industry mostly in New Zealand but also the UK.  I have developed and implemented computer-aided guidance programs, career education programs and for the last 13 years run a highly successful and well-regarded career company.  Helping numerous people from school age through to those nearing the end of working life to find work they enjoy and find purposeful.

Main research areas are around meaningful work, how individuals find it and why it is meaningful to them.  I am also interested in the neuroscience of the young adult /adolescent brain and how this impacts on young people making effective career decisions.

I have been awarded the title of Fellow to the Career Development Association of New Zealand for my contributions to the Careers Industry both nationally and internationally.  I am also immediate past-Chair of Napier City Rovers which I did for 7 years and was a Board member for many more years which has given me a very sound understanding of managing/running a high-performing, sports organisation run by volunteers.

Research Areas

Work integrated learning

Research Outputs

Research outputs 2020

Research outputs 2019