Neil's research interests include: landscape and culture, design and culture, Māori landscape architecture, landscape use and design education.
Challenger N., (2008), Cultural Meaning and the Shared Landscape, paper presented at the 39th EDRA World Congress, Veracruz, Mexico
Challenger N., (2008), The Culture of Genius Loci, paper presented at the Canadian Institute of Planners Conference, Winnipeg, Canada
Challenger N., (2007), Floating the Stone – The Expression of Culture in the Designed Landscape, paper presented at the third international conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Madras, India
Challenger N. & Swaffield S., (2002), Landscape Education in New Zealand: mediating between the global the regional and the local, paper presented at the 2002 Eastern Regional IFLA Conference, Kuala Lumpur
Diane Menzies D., & Challenger N., (2002), Place, people and prospect: responding to spirit, Paper Presented at the AILA Conference