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PhD Waikato Management School, Waikato University, NZ ,Marketing and International Management ,Near Completion

MA Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University, UK ,Business with Marketing Management,2007,Distinction

Distinction Certificate of Arts,Massey University, NZ,Chinese,2007,Merit

BA,Bethlehem Institute of Education, NZ,Education,2000,Merit

Diploma,Bethlehem Institute of Education, NZ,Education,1999,Merit

TEFL Certificate ,International TEFL and TESOL Training ,120 hour TEFL certificate ,2013 ,Grade A

Certificate in Chinese ,Tsinghua University, China Advanced Chinese ,Language ,2010 Merit


Allott, J., Akoorie, M. E. M. & Gibb, J. (2012). The antecedents and consequences of guanxi: A theoretical model of renqing, ganqing, trust and xinyong and their influence on relationship commitment. University of Waikato Working Paper Series, no. 89, 30-35.

Doctorate dissertation near submission - Creating successful partnerships in the People's Republic of China: The significance of guanxi characteristics in the relationship building process between cultural entrepreneurs and art dealers.


Awarded a full Doctoral Scholarship from Waikato University, New Zealand

Winner of Best Postgraduate Student (Generalist) Prize, Northumbria University, UK.

Partial scholarship to Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK.

HSK level 6.

Dux of the College, Sacred Heart College, NZ.

Violin grade 6 practical and grade 5 theory through ABRSM.

The Robertson Art Award, Wanganui, NZ.