Media mentions

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.


Economist Wins Top Award at AUT

Scoop, 24 October 2019

AUT has bestowed its top award on our director, Professor Gail Pacheco, for her research, scholarship and application of integrated data to help inform social policy and wellbeing. Congratulations Gail!


Prof Pio awarded Te Rangi Hīroa Medal

AUT News, 18 October 2019

Professor of Diversity, Edwina Pio, has been awarded the Te Rangi Hīroa Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for her pioneering research in diversity; specifically, how the intersection of ethnicity, religion and gender impacts and is influenced by the world of work.


2019 Te Rangi Hīroa Medal: Working to break glass, concrete and bamboo ceilings

Royal Society Te Apārangi, 17 October 2019

Professor of Diversity, Edwina Pio, was awarded the Te Rangi Hīroa Medal by the Royal Society Te Apārangi for her pioneering research in diversity. The award recognises excellence in social history, culture diversity, socioeconomics or medical anthropology.


How women’s life-long experiences of being judged by their appearance affect how they feel in open-plan offices

The Conversation, 8 October 2019

Dr Rachel Morrison, member of our Wellbeing and Performance Research Group, published an article in The Conversation on the gender differences in the perception of open-plan office spaces.


District Health Board elections: A chance to help those who care for our most vulnerable

Stuff, 6 October 2019

Following their research on the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement, Dr Katherine Ravenswood told Stuff that the DHB elections are important because it can determine the regulations for improving the work conditions of care and support workers. While wages increased as a result of the 2017 Settlement, homecare workers' conditions have, in many instances, deteriorated.


Paid parental leave: Cultural shift needed to encourage dads to take time off

Newshub, 30 September 2019

Professor Gail Pacheco told Newshub that there are a number of reasons why fewer fathers take parental leave, but "due to the gender pay gap, and the likelihood that the father is earning more, there is less incentive for fathers to take up the leave".


Westpac's first Gender Pay Gap report

AUT News, 24 September 2019

Westpac NZ has released their first gender pay gap report. Gail Pacheco provided oversight for the data and methodology of the analysis.


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