Ria Schroder

Ria Schroder (PhD) completed her PhD at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2004 and since that time has been an active member of the Collaborative team. In September 2012 Ria was employed as the Research Manager for the Collaborative. She is also a Research Fellow at the National Addiction Centre, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. Ria has undertaken and supervised a number of research and evaluation studies in the area of youth health and development and she has a particular interest in youth substance use and addiction, sexual health and positive youth development. Ria is primarily a qualitative researcher but also has some experience doing quantitative research.