Media and events

NZWRI strongly commits to engagement with external stakeholders and the public – such as businesses, government and the community. We highly regard the efforts of public commitment to disseminate research outcomes widely and translate findings for a non-academic audience.

Upcoming events

25-26 November 2019 - In-Work Poverty Launch and Seminar

The Human Rights Commission is launching research on In-Work Poverty conducted by the NZ Work Research Institute in Auckland on the 25th of November and hosting a public seminar in Wellington on the 26th of November. Professor Pacheco and Dr Plum will present the research, while Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo, will speak to the human rights implications of In-Work Poverty.

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29 November 2019 - ANZOPOB Conference

Co-hosted by NZWRI's Wellbeing and Performance Research Group, this conference welcomes practitioners, academics and postgraduate students working on topics related to organisational/work psychology and organisational behaviour to get together and discuss their research.

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Media engagement

NZWRI is regularly mentioned in the media. A selection of articles is listed below:

AUT Excellence Awards winners – New Zealand Work Research Institute

AUTi, 7 November 2019

​The New Zealand Work Research Institute won the Research Team award at the AUT Excellence Awards 2019. They won the award for their interdisciplinary, enquiry-driven research with social impact.


From invasion to studying life on the margins

Weekend Herald, 26 October 2019

NZ Herald's Liam Dann writes about Gail Pacheco's childhood; how the 1990 Iraq attack shaped her passion for applying her economic research to the lives of the most vulnerable people.


Escape from Iraq invasion inspired economic focus on the vulnerable

NZ Herald, 26 October 2019

The NZ Herald present a case-study on the life of our director, Professor Gail Pacheco, who built her career on researching issues such as the minimum wage, the gender pay gap and mapping New Zealand's poorest and most transient communities.


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