The PPI brings together researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students from across the University of Auckland and the wider community.
Professor Jennifer Curtin is the Director of the PPI
Jennifer is a Professor of Politics and Director of the Public Policy Institute at the University of Auckland. Her research and publications focus on Australian and New Zealand politics and policy, gender, policy analysis and political leadership, and the politics of sport. She teaches comparative public policy, lesson drawing and the gender analysis in the Master of Public Policy and she is the PhD Adviser for Public Policy. Her research involves engagement with a range of government agencies, policy consultancies and non-profit organisations, and her publications appear in scholarly outlets, peer reviewed reports, and policy briefings. She regularly shares her findings with community organisations and the media, both in New Zealand and internationally.
Jennifer is currently leading externally funded projects on the following topics: Gender Responsive Budgeting in New Zealand; the Gendered Effects of COVID19 globally and locally; Gender and Political Leadership at the Subnational Level in Australia and Canada; as well as being a Principal Investigator on the New Zealand Election Study. You can find more of her policy-relevant research on the PPI-sponsored website Auckland Policy Commons, and the Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting website.
Dr Kiri Edge
Education, Health, Indigenous Development, Kaupapa Māori Research, Psychology / Mental Health
Climate change, adaptation, environmental governance
Dr Luke Oldfield
Dr Ritu Parna Roy
Postcolonial theory, migration, intersectionality, higher education, and social research
Dr Antonio Romero
Public policy, public service reform and climate change in Central America
Josh van Veen
Electoral politics and policy, voter behaviour and social policy attitudes
Communication, storytelling and policy