Q+A with the team
We sat down with our members to ask questions about their career and what they enjoy doing to unwind in their spare time.
Q+A with Alexandra Turcu
Alex is a Research Officer at NZWRI and has completed a Bachelor of Laws (First Class honours) and a Master’s in Economics (First Class honours). Her thesis was a policy analysis of non-casino electronic gaming machine regulations in NZ, which was funded by the Ministry of Health.
Q+A with Thomas Schober
Thomas joined NZWRI in November 2021 as a Senior Research Fellow. Much of his work is in the area of health economics, although he also does work on issues in education and labour markets. Thomas specialises in working with large administrative data and applying quantitative methods.
Q+A with Tago Mharapara
Dr Tago Mharapara joined AUT in 2018 as a Research Lecturer in the Business School’s Department of Management. Tago’s research focuses on the work and wellbeing of people in undervalued professions such as midwives and early childhood education (ECE) teachers. We recently spoke to Tago about his career what he likes to do in his spare time:
Q + A with Nadia Charania
Dr. Nadia Charania joined AUT in 2015 and is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Public Health and Interdisciplinary Studies and a Co-Director of the Migrant and Refugee Health Research Centre. We asked Nadia to give us an insight into her career history and life outside of work.
Q + A with Betty Ofe-Grant
Maulupeivao Betty Ofe-Grant joined AUT in 2018 and is a Lecturer and Researcher in Management. We asked Betty about her research with NZWRI and to give us some insight into her career history.
Q + A with Linda Tran
Linda Tran, Research Officer and PhD student, tells us about her economics journey and how she ended up at AUT. Have a read of her Q+ A interview.
Q + A with Lisa Meehan
Associate Director (Economic Research) Lisa Meehan, gave us an insight into her career history and life outside of work. Have a read of her Q + A interview.
Q + A with Leon Iusitini
Leon is a PhD student researching intergenerational income mobility in New Zealand using Statistics NZ’s Integrated Data Infrastructure. Have a read of his Q + A interview.
Q + A with Mary Hedges
Dr Mary Hedges brings a wealth of experience working collaboratively with academia, industry, government and community agencies, to NZWRI. Find out more about Mary and what she does professionally and in her spare time.
Q + A with Antonio Díaz Andrade
Dr Antonio Díaz Andrade is an Associate Professor within AUT's Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and is an active member of our Immigration and Inclusion Research Group. Find out how he found his way into the field of Business Information Systems.
Q + A with Juliane Hennecke
Dr Juliane Hennecke is our newest NZWRI Research Fellow. Find out more about Juliane, her research and about her life outside work.
Q + A with Christopher Erwin
Dr Christopher Erwin is a Research Fellow at NZWRI. Check out his five-question interview to learn more about Chris, his research and what he enjoys doing in his spare time.
Q + A with Rachel Morrison
Dr Rachel Morrison is a Senior Lecturer within AUT's Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and is an active member of our Wellbeing and Performance Research Group. Find out what research is like in the space of organisational psychology.
Q + A with Alexander Plum
Alexander Plum is one of NZWRI's Senior Research Fellows. Find out more about Alex, his research and what he enjoys doing in his spare time.
Q + A with Livvy Mitchell
Livvy Mitchell joined NZWRI in 2018 as the Institute Administrator and has also taken on research assistant responsibilities following her economics studies. Have a read of her Q + A interview.
Q + A with Katherine Ravenswood
Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood, who is the Lead Researcher of our Care/Work Research Group. We sat down with Katherine to learn about her career in employment relations and how she enjoys unwinding in her spare time.
Q + A with Kabir Dasgupta
Senior Research Fellow, Dr Kabir Dasgupta is interviewed about his background, his current project, and to find out more about his life outside of work.