Dr Peter O'Connor

BA(Auck), PhD(Griff)

Adjunct Associate Professor


Phone: +61 2  9351

Fax: +61 2  9351

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Professional biography

Peter O'Connor, an adjunct associate professor with the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, is a co-director of Applied Theatre Consultants Ltd in NZ. Previously he was the national facilitator for drama with the NZ Ministry of Education, overseeing the introduction of a compulsory drama curriculum.

Formerly president of the NZ Foundation for Peace Studies, Peter's company has contracts using the arts as a tool for social change, through which it has been instrumental in national programs to prevent family violence, child abuse and youth suicide. Peter is the author of numerous teacher texts, and articles and chapters on drama education.