About the Institute

The New Zealand Work Research Institute provides high quality research across a broad multidisciplinary programme concerned with people and work.

Director of the Institute is Professor Gail Pacheco, who is supported by Professor Jarrod Haar (Deputy Director) and leaders of our specialist research groups. Links to the six groups are in the left menu, which provides details of current key projects, and members within each group. Our research groups enable over 70 research experts to provide research (at both the national and international level) that ticks the boxes for both academic rigour, as well as being relevant to policy makers in business, government, and the community in general.

We place emphasis on a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach and rank engagement with external stakeholders as a high priority. The research themes infographic to the right illustrates the broad nature of research streams encompassed at NZWRI, and the overlapping nature of many topics across research groups.

The Institute also provides commissioned work for a range of external clients, with recent examples including work for the Productivity Commission, Ministry for Women, United Nations Women, Vodafone Foundation NZ, and the Blind Foundation.

Finally, we host a multitude of events (including conferences, symposia and regular seminars) and provide mentoring and networking opportunities for postgraduate students, emerging academics and researchers.

NZ Work Research Institute 2016 Annual Report

Note: We have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ) where we recognise mutual interest in the nature of people, work, and lifelong career development.