Contact: Ian Conrich


  • 2008 - Air New Zealand New Zealander of the Year in the UK
  • Presented by the New Zealand High Commissioner, at the Guildhall, City of London. "In recognition of his achievements in establishing the Centre for New Zealand Studies". First non-New Zealander to win the award.

    TV3 News report
  • 2005 - Rahera Windsor Award for New Zealand Studies
  • Presented by the Deputy New Zealand High Commissioner, at a reception at the University of Kent.


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

  • Qualifications

  • 2004 - PhD in Film Studies, University of Surrey
  • 1992 - MA in Film Studies, University of East Anglia
  • 1991 - BA (Hons) First Class in Film and Philosophy, University of Kent

  • 2008 - Maori language, pass at level one, Te Reo Ranana
  • 1991 - Diploma in TEFL (Merit), English Language Centre
  • 1988 - Certificate in Film Studies (Merit), British Film Institute/ University of London.

  • Visiting Scholarships

  • Nov. 2005 to Aug. 2006 - Visiting Scholar, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford
  • August 2005 - MacGeorge Visiting Scholar (with supporting award), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • August 2001 - Visiting Scholar (with supporting award), University of Waikato, New Zealand.

  • Funding

  • To date, Ian has received (and helped to receive) funding from awarding bodies and institutions in excess of £700,000. This includes an award of £100,000 from New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, in 2008. A press release for this award appears on the New Zealand government's website.
  • Other awards and funding received, include from the AHRC, British Academy, the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange, CreativeNZ, the Chilean government, Middlesbrough County Council, and The Link Foundation.