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Journal Editing

We have co-edited two peer reviewed publications:
Using audio-visual research methods for the Social Sciences - PRism online journal
Leadership learning and capacity development - International Journal for Learning and Change

Selected Publications 

Peer reviewed and commissioned reports download

Janson, A. & Janson, M. (2018) Making space for social integration. Disability and Society. (In preparation) 

Janson, A. & Mahmic, S. (2018) Embedding positive psychology and flourish thinking in peer support networks for parents raising children with disability: A game-changer. [draft] [draft2]

Mahmic, S. & Janson, A. (2018) Now and Next - A leadership pipeline adventure: Launching the first Australasian network for families raising young children with disability.
Available from: https://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/library/by-az/now-and-next.html

Janson, A. (2017) The lived experience of invisible disability for children, youth and their families in New Zealand, In: State of the Sector Report: A Youth Perspective on Invisible Disabilities, p. 13-55. The Cube: Albany, New Zealand. Available from: http://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/library/by-date/youth-perspective-invisible-disabilities.html 

Zaidman, N., Janson, A., & Keshet, Y. (2017). “Power From Within” and Masculine Language: Does New Age Language Work at Work?. Journal of Management Inquiry, 1056492617714893. Download here.

McQueen, R. & Janson, A (2016) Building the tacit knowledge of client-facing consultants: Can organizations better support these learning processes? The Learning Organization, 23(4) :1-16. Download here.

Mahmic, S., Farah, I., Treloar, R., Adler, R., Le, I and Janson, A. (2015) E-Book Creator Case Study: Using technology to radically change the experience of parents with the disability sector. Available on: www.redjumper.net/blog

Janson, A. (2015) Stories that build leadership in the disability sector. White paper. Download on the Manawanui Research page: www.incharge.org.nz/?page_id=1377

Janson, A. (2015) Travel Safe: A guide for being out and about for people with intellectual disability. Available at: www.ihc.org.nz/sites/default/files/Travel-Safe-Guide_0.pdf 

Janson, A. (2014) New online resource for parents of diverse backgrounds with disabled children. New Zealand Diversity Action Programme, Human Rights Commission.  

Janson, A. (2014) Redefining community participation. CNN IReport: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1098560

Janson, A. (2013) Refugee storytelling project. In: Race Relations Report to the United Nations. Eds: Human Rights Commission. Wellington. Available at: www.hrc.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Race_Relations_in_2013_for_Web.pdf

Janson, A., Grosyeux, B., Baaijens, M., Janson, M. Mandelberg, J., Lim, S. and Janson, Y. (2013) From Autistic to Artistic: An artist's developmental pathway through the health and disability sector, UNESCO Observatory Ejournal Vol 3 Issue 3. Download here

Janson, A. (2013) Self Learning Resources for Teachers and Students, Diversity Report, New Zealand Human Rights Commission: Wellington.
Janson, A. (2012) Engaging multicultural at-risk youth in transition to tertiary education and the workplace. New Zealand Race Relation Report to the UN Convention for Human Rights, Race Relations Commission (Diversity Research), Wellington: 111

Janson, A. (2011) Attitude, motivation and agency: The three pillars of transformational teaching for at-risk students, ANZAAE (Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators) Journal, 21(2), Available here.

Janson, A. (2011) Integrating curriculum into digital time, space and human dimensions. Agora. 46(3): 47-49.

Janson, A., Janson R. & Janson, S. (2011) Accelerating innovation-to-adoption cycles: Multimedia case studies to build leadership tacit knowledge. Journal of Agriculture Education and Extension. 17(4): 371-382.

Janson, A. & Janson, Y. (2011) Teacher resource: Including Special Needs Students in Visual Arts to Develop Key Competencies about Environmental Issues. Asia-Pacific Art Hub, UNESCO.

Falloon, G., Janson, A. & Janson R. (2010) Learning Objects and the development of students' key competencies. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 26(5), 626-642.

Janson, A. (2009) Can avatars perform as electronic transitional objects? International Journal of Learning Media (MIT Press), 1(4). [Multimedia format CASE STUDY]

Falloon, G., Janson, R. & Janson, A. (2009) Digital Learning Objects and educational leadership. Agora. 43(3): 48-53.

Janson, A. (2009) "Now you don't see me, now you do": Developing a "Tacit Knowledge" model for the spontaneous emergence of virtual leadership using actor-network theory. in Yoong, P. (Ed.) Leadership in the digital entreprise: Issues and Challenges. IGI Global. Hershey, PA: 194-215.

Janson, A., Falloon, G. & Janson R. (2009) Reflections on Integrating digital learning objects into the classroom. ULive and Learn, Podcast editor: Denise Easton.

Janson, A. & Janson R. (2009) Integrating digital learning objects into the classroom: A need for educational leadership. Innovate Online. (Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1023&context=innovate)

Janson, A., Levy, L., Sitkin, S. & Lind, A. (2008) Fairness and other leadership heuristics: A four nation study. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology: 17(2): 251-272.

Holmes, P. & Janson, A. (2008). Migrants communication practices with ICTs: Tools for facilitating migration and adaptation? The International Journal of Knowledge and Society. Volume 4. (Available at: http://ijt.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.42/prod.530)

Falloon, G., Janson, A. & Janson, R. (2008) Digital Learning Objects: Towards an understanding of their value in supporting key competencies within the New Zealand curriculum framework, ACE (Australian Council for Education).

Bliss, E. & Janson, A. (2008) Digitising emotions: Digital storytelling as a method to explore emotional geographies. Working paper.

Falloon, G. & Janson, A. (2007) Towards effective business-education partnership in ICT: The partners in learning (N.Z.) Innovative teacher scholarship project (MInTS). Computers in New Zealand Schools.

Janson, A., Popper, M., Blyde, P., Markwick, L., & Ranatunga, C. (2007). Extracting leadership knowledge from formative experiences. Leadership, 4(1): 73-94.

Janson, A., & McQueen, R. J. (2007). Capturing leadership tacit knowledge in conversation with leaders: A developmental model. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 28(7): 646-663.

Janson, A. Janson, R. Holmes, P. & Spence, P. (2007). NET-working for skilled migrants, Commissioned by Asia New Zealand Foundation, 28pgs.

Janson, A. & Lind, A. (2007) Editorial: International Journal of Learning and Change, 2(3): 213-217.

Bliss, E. & Janson, A. (2007). A very long engagement: Visualising research methodologies from data collection to reporting. PRism Journal of PR and Communication, 4(3) (http://praxis.massey.ac.nz/blissjanson.html).

Janson, A. & Desmarais, F. (2006) EDITORIAL: The contribution of Audio-visual research methods in the social sciences, 4(3) (http://www.prismjournal.org/viscomms_editorial.html).

Janson, A., Levy, L., & McQueen, R. J. (2006). Testing a narrative methodology to explore the emergence of self selected leaders in an online environment. International Journal of Learning and Change, 1(2), 162-179.

Janson, A. (2005) Narratives of online collaborative experiences: Leaders and lurkers. University of Waikato ( PhD Thesis), Hamilton, New Zealand.

Janson, A. (2004) Collective capacity building PRism Journal for PR and Communication (online).

Janson, A., Howard, L. & Orgad, M. (2004) The Odyssey of PhD students becoming a Community of Practice. Business Communication Quarterly (BCQ), 67(2), 168-181.

Janson, A. & McQueen, R.J. (2003) Once Upon a Leader: Leadership Pathways to Wealth Creation in Science and Technology. Research Report Commissioned by the Royal Society New Zealand.

Janson, A. (2002) An Action Research Study of an Innovators' Emerging Virtual Community of Practice. Hamilton, University of Hamilton (Working Paper).

Itzigsohn (Janson), A. (1998) Integrating Family Therapy Concepts into Adizes' Theory of Management: "Transitional Voyage" Intervention during the Organisation's Adolescent Stage. The Adizes Journal for Transformation. 1(1), 16-34.

Itzigsohn (Janson), A., Raz, H., Guday, Y. & Frensdorf, S. (1994) Alternative Strategies to Support Ethiopian Immigration: Pilot study. Special Report to the Ministry of Education: 63, 5.

Bempechat, J., Itzigsohn (Janson), A. & London, P. (1987) Beliefs and Social Ability. Proceedings Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Kiely, M.C, Lepore, S., Bempechat, J., Jancourt (Janson), A., & London. P (1986). Perceptions of Social Ability and Responses to Social Rejection. Proceedings Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Shoham-Salomon, V. & Itzigsohn (Janson), A. (1985) Differential Effectiveness of Paradoxical Interventions for More versus Less Stress-prone Individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 32(3), 449-453.


Janson, A., Mahmic, S., Benge, T. and Herbert, C. (2018) Positive parent education for families raising children with disability: Supporting the emergence of a Collective Benefit Mindset. New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology 4th Biennal Conference in Positive Psychology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (24 Novembre).

Janson, A. (2018) Integrer la vision prospective du parcours de vie et le savoir des familles dans un outil de formalisation du projet de vie [translation: Embedding the prospective lived experience and knowledge of families into a practical planning tool]. 5emes Rencontres Scientifiques de la CNSA, Beffroi de Montrouge, Paris (17-18 Octobre). 
Janson, A. and Muir, C. (2018) Family partnership and capacity building: A novel approach. Starship Tele-Paediatrics Update. https://www.starship.org.nz/for-health-professionals/starship-paediatric-update, Starship Hospital, Auckland (March 13).
Janson, A. (2017) Co-production and organisational impact: The Australian Now and Next experience. Conference on Community-based and Sustainable Development, Podgorica, Montenegro, in collaboration with EASPD and Eg'Art, Podgorica, Montenegro (October 26-27).

Janson, R. and Janson, A. (2017) Peer networks for sustainable impact. Arts and Society Round Table, Paris, France (October 18).

Mahmic, S. Janson, A., Kalemkeridis, M. and Williamson, J. (2017) Building family leadership through harnessing peer support. ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future Conference, Sydney (May 25-26).

Mahmic, S., Williamson, J., Touma, S. Buffoni, N., Kalemkeridis, M., Le, I., and Janson, A. (2017) Building family leadership through harnessing peer support. International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL) Brag and Steal: Building family capacity to improve outcomes, Sydney (February 27-28).

Mahmic, S. and Janson, A. (2016) Transforming families' early experiences of self-direction. Building Momentum: Turning ideas into action through self-direction, Auckland  (November 16-17)
Mahmic, S., Farah, I. Williamson, J and Janson, A. (2016) Families and staff: Shaping new ways of working together. International ECIA Early Childhood Intervention Association, Melbourne (September 7-10).
Mahmic, S. and Janson, A. (2015) Designing a novel multimedia planning and implementation that is both innovative and fun! NDIS New World Conference: Disability in the 21st Century, Brisbane (October 27-29). Programme. Presentation description. 

Janson, A. (2015) Stories that build leadership in the disability sector: Facilitating the transition to Individualised Funding. Claiming Citizenship Conference, Vancouver (October 15-17). More here, Facebook page.

Janson, A. (2015) Stories that build leadership in the disability sector: Facilitating the transition to Individualised Funding. Manawanui Launch, Te Papa, Wellington (August 28).

Janson, A (2015) Navigating with a Compass. NZDSN Conference, Te Papa, Wellington (August 25-28). 

Matthews, N., Eilering, R. Rainer, R. and Janson, A (2015) Launching the EnCompass Navigation model, Keynote NZDSN Conference, Te Papa (August 25). 

Janson, A. (2014) Translating into practice: Stories about Individualised Funding, Centre for Applied Disability Research (CADR) Inaugural Conference, Sydney (May 27-28).

Janson, A. & Davies, B. (2014) E-Peer support to build leadership in the disability sector. Centre for Applied Disability Research (CADR) Inaugural Conference, Sydney (May 27-28). [Winner for most innovative poster]

Janson, A. (2013) Storytelling with refugees accessing Disability services, Keynote presentation, NASCA, Ministry of Health, Wellington (3 September).

Janson, A. (2013) Increasing volunteer capacity through a collaborative learning framework: The New Zealand Virtual Volunteer Induction Programme (V-V.I.P), 6th Child and Family UNESCO Presentation, NUI Galway, Ireland (6 June).

Janson, A (2011) Engaging disabled students through visual channels. ANZAAE Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators... Power, Community, Materiality. Art Teacher Conference WINTEC, Hamilton (20-22 July). 

Janson, A. (2011) Back to the Future: Online School Leadership Development. National Association of Secondary Deputy and Assistant Principals (NASDAP), Wellington (1-3 June).

Mandelberg, J. & Janson, A. (2010) Colloque Europeen Impact in Europe. Les Technologies d'assistance: Et alors?, Paris, France (19 Nov).

Mandelberg, J. & Janson, A (2010) Technology to enhance learning with students with disabilities. SharEfest, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand (27-28 Sept).

Mandelberg, J., & Janson, A (2010) "Yaniv Changes the World" Documentary excerpts screening, Disability Pride Film Festival, Telecom Playhouse, Performing Arts Center, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (22 Sept).

Janson, A. & Mandelberg, J. (2010) "Yaniv Changes the World" Documentary introduction, Forum of Management Communication Public Relation Case Competition, Waikato Management School, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (29 July).

Janson, A. (2010) Assistive technology to build up interaction skills in persons with communication disabilities, What about me? Including the most excluded (European Community Conference), Helsinki, Finland (June 2-5).

Janson, A. (2009) Digital content and storytelling, Digital Industry Forum, Hamilton, New Zealand, (December 2).

Janson, R. (2009) OANZ 2009, Testing soil for microbial activity - an indication of soil health and carbon content. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (November 13-15).

Perkins, R., Reider, R., Janson, R. & Janson, A. (2009) Supporting learning for organic innovation. OANZ 2009, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (November 13-15)

Janson, A., Falloon, G. & Janson, R. (2008) Crafting a research agenda to understand the potential of ICT-enabled learning - meet MARVIN. Paper presented at the APAN 26th Sustainable Networking Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand (August 4-8)

Esipova, N., Janson, A., Mogahed, D., & Javidan, M. (2006) Global Mindset Panel: Looking at leadership from a global/cultural perspective: the 2006 New Zealand National Authentic Leadership Study. Paper presented at the Gallup Leadership Institute 2006 Summit, Washington, D.C. (October 7-9)

Janson, A. (2006) Leadership formative experiences: How do leaders learn? Fifth International Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, D.C. (October 5-7) [presenter list]

Carroll, B. Conroy, D. & Janson A. (2006) A conversation on the Why, When and How of Narrative Analysis, University of Auckland Business School Qualitative Research Group Seminars, University of Auckland.

Janson, A. (2005) Making movies - putting visuals back into cases. Third International Case Conference, University of Auckland.

Janson, A. (2004) Leadership: Heroics or heritage? Invited presentation: SmartNet Workshop series, Auckland, NZ (November 25).

Janson, A. (2004) Once upon a Leader: Narratives from New Zealand leaders. University of Auckland Seminars, University of Auckland.

Janson, A. & Roper, J. (2004) Identify virtual leaders to increase social capital: information-based approach as a vehicle for social entrepreneurship engagement. Paper presented at The International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Manchester, UK (March 29-30).

Janson, A. (2003) Networking lessons from Social Entrepreneurs: Virtual Incubators for Innovators. Invited presentation: HUB Conference, Auckland, NZ (December 3).

Janson, A. (2003) Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship: not such a paradox after all. Invited presentation: Connecting Communities Conference, Wellington, NZ (November 3-5).

Janson, A., Howard, L. & Orgad, M. (2002) Postgrads talking about postgrads: The voyage from Isolation to Virtual Community. Proceedings Student-centered Conference, University of Waikato, Hamilton (October 21).

Howard, L., Janson, A. & Orgad, M. (2002) Combating Postgraduate Isolation: Communities of Practice across campuses. Student-centered Conference, University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ (November 14).

Janson, A. (2002 Virtual Postgrads: a community of Postgraduate students across New Zealand. Invited presentation: Annual Conference Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, Melbourne, Australia (December 16).

Janson, A. (2002) A PhD Community of Practice Going Virtual: An Exploratory Study. Foundation Conference National NZ-Post Graduate Students Association, University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ (October 21).

Janson, A. (2001) Tackling the Knowledge Wave on a Multidisciplinary Surfboard. Knowledge Wave Conference Forum. Auckland August 2001.

Itzigsohn (Janson), A. (1999) Train to Sustain: Introducing the concept of Business Energetics. ISAGA Conference, UTS Sydney, Australia (6 July).

Itzigsohn (Janson), A. (1997) Managing Online Communities: Virtual Collaboration (extra curricular activity). 12th Annual International Organization Developers Association Conference, Hungary (November 24).

Itzigsohn (Janson), A. (1996) System Simulation and Human-Computer Interaction. Annual MIL Conference: The Learning Organization, Theory and Practice, TAU (August 13).

Itzigsohn (Janson), A. (1995) Mental and Emotional Models: The Third Discipline of the Learning Organization. Annual MIL Conference: The Learning Organization, Theory and Practice, TTAU (August 23).

Itzigsohn (Janson), A. (1995) Systems Learning: "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue". 10th Anniversary International Organization Developers Association Conference: Discourse Across Boundaries (September 3).

Itzigsohn (Janson), A., Raz, H. Guday, Y. & Frensdorf, S. (1994) Cross Cultural Considerations Regarding Assessments of Ethiopian Students: Applications and Implications for the Educational System. 24th Congress of the Psychological Association, BA University (January 7).

Shoham-Salomon, V. & Jancourt (Janson), A. (1983) An Experimental Analysis of Paradoxical Interventions. AABT 17th Annual Convention of the World Congress on Behavior Therapy, Wash. DC.