Dr Eunice Gaerlan-Price Lecturer – Education Programme Lead – Bachelor of Education

  • BA/BCom (Conjoint), Grad Dip Teaching (Primary), MProfSt (First Class Hons), PhD (University of Auckland Doctoral Scholar)

Eunice Gaerlan-Price is a Filipinx lecturer, researcher and Bachelor of Education Programme Lead in the School of Social Practice (Education). She teaches across both the Henderson and Christchurch campuses in the following courses: Mahi Tahi - Relational Approaches to Learning, and Teaching as Inquiry. Committed to Initial Teacher Education, Eunice is an elected member of TEFANZ and has served on the Teaching Council of New Zealand interim panel for revised (Covid-related) programme approvals.

Her research interests include girlhood studies, gender and education, gifted and talented education, critical theory, critical pedagogy, social media, critical media literacy and the use of arts-based research methods such as collective stories. Her current research focuses on critical understandings of giftedness and talent, particularly as they pertain to young women’s developing self-identities in a digital world and their experiences of empowerment. She lectures in Laidlaw College’s postgraduate research course and supervises postgraduate research students.  She is a member of Laidlaw’s Ethics Committee.

Prior to her work in tertiary Initial Teacher Education, Eunice has had more than a decade of employment in primary schools and colleges, teaching students from Year 1 through to Year 8, including a variety of leadership roles such as Year 2 cohort leader, ICT and Curriculum Leader and Assistant Head of Faculty (Year 7/8). She has also worked as a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour for West Auckland schools. 

Eunice is married to Phillip and they have two children (Natasha and Samuel) and a cat (Minnie). 

Selected Publications 

Gaerlan-Price, E., Wardman, J. & Bruce, T. (In Press). Welcome to the table: A Bourdieusian take on gifted New Zealand young woman. Education Sciences, 11.


Gaerlan-Price, E. (2020). iBecome: An exploration of the complex mediated identity constructions of gifted and talented girls[Doctoral thesis, The University of Auckland]. The University of Auckland ResearchSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/2292/52856


Gaerlan-Price, E. Synergeo: Critical Pedagogy – An intersection of faith and education. Stimulus, 23 (3). 


Bruce, T., Ladbrook, J., Villers, H., Gaerlan-Price, E., & Hoben, N. Media and information literacy: A 21st Century Human Right? In J. Morgan (Ed.), 21st Century Curriculum. Auckland, NZ: Edify.

Price, E., Wardman, J., Bruce, T., & Millward, P. The juggling act: A phenomenological study of gifted and talented girls’ experiences with Facebook. Roeper Review38 (3), 162-173.


Gaerlan-Price, E. (2015). Meet, prey, like: A study of gifted girls’ interactions with social media. APEX: The New Zealand Journal of Gifted Education, 19 (1).


Price, E., Wardman, J., Bruce, T., & Millward, P. The tension of attention: What it means to be a gifted and talented girl in a social media-saturated world. Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 22 (2), 18-31.