Helping you complete outstanding research

What we do

How we help students, academics and other researchers

Introducing Research Accelerator

Research Accelerator is a self-paced video training programme offered by Academic Consulting. Our training focuses on the skills you need to analyse and write-up qualitative and mixed methods data, as well as some handy research productivity tips. You can access our content through our membership or our quarterly research retreats.

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Course Library

100+ hours of video courses covering NVivo, SPSS, qualitative data analysis, statistical analysis, writing and research productivity.

New Content

New content is added to the site monthly, driven by members – tell us what you need help with and we'll do our best to add it!

Virtual Conference Pass

Receive an all-access pass to our virtual conference to join researchers from around the world and boost your learning!

Community Sessions

Regular Shut Up & Research sessions – connect with other researchers and make some serious progress on your research.

Downloadable Files

Downloadable exercise files to practice your learning plus PDFs of training manuals, slides, reading lists, checklists and planners.

Monthly Live Q&A

Live Q&A sessions are perfect opportunity to ask any questions. Don't have a question yourself? Come along to learn from others!

Accelerate your research with our membership programme

Who we are

Our talented team is led by Lyn and Andrew Lavery, who are the brains and enthusiasm behind Academic Consulting. They’ll ensure that your training course, research project or document is matched to the best person for the job. Our researchers and editors have master’s and doctoral degrees in a diverse range of academic areas including psychology, linguistics, public health, and education. Lyn, Rachael and Sue have been using research software for more years than they’d care to remember, while Andrew, Ellen, Ruth and Megan can spot formatting inconsistencies and typos from a mile away. While we clearly need better work stories, our obsession with attention to detail is all in your favour when we’re working on your research project or document.

Lyn Lavery

Lyn Lavery

Company Director

Lyn established Academic Consulting in 1999 following a successful career in the tertiary sector. Her 20+ years background in education, combined with a PhD which examined self-regulated learning at a tertiary level, provide a solid platform for developing the company’s innovative training programme. Her love of teaching and education, alongside her flexible teaching style and engaging sense of humour, contribute to an outstanding reputation as a training facilitator.

As well as overseeing the company, Lyn provides individual support to researchers and postgraduate students. This has seen her work alongside a diverse range of clients – including senior academics in leading tertiary institutions, PhD students both within New Zealand and internationally, and research teams within central government. With extensive experience in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, she is also actively involved in all research project work undertaken by the company.

Andrew Lavery

Andrew Lavery

General Manager

Andrew is the General Manager at Academic Consulting, and has been involved with the company since its inception in 1999. In addition to managing the day-to-day running of the company, he leads Academic Consulting’s proofreading and formatting services, working alongside postgraduate students and academic clients. This specialist knowledge makes him the perfect choice for also facilitating Academic Consulting’s range of document preparation training courses.

Andrew was previously employed as a Senior Tutor at The University of Auckland, where he was responsible for the student IT Literacy programme. In this role, he designed a curriculum to support student’s IT skills, and provided one-on-one support and training to students across a range of topics. He has also previously worked as a project manager within the private IT sector.

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