NZWRI members, research associates and project advisors

NZWRI has a strong membership of over 70 research experts across five research groups. Together they produce research which is relevant to policy makers in business, government and the community.

Advisory

The advisory process is incorporated in all of our projects. Advisory project members comprise key leaders from government, business and the community. These members contribute informed comment on our activities and assist in ensuring NZWRI is undertaking research that is relevant to our stakeholders and well informed. A selection of project advisors are listed below.

Disparities in Healthcare Access

Ethnic differences in the uptake of healthcare services: A Microanalysis

This project uses Growing Up in New Zealand data and aims to quantify the contribution of different factors (accessibility, mobility, socio-economic, parental and child characteristics) to ethnic gaps in healthcare service uptake. The key goal is to provide potential policy drivers to assist in closing these gaps.

  • Ministry of Health
  • Oranga Tamariki – Research and Evaluation
  • The Immunisation Advisory Centre;
  • Waikato DHB
  • Auckland Regional Dental Service
  • Alliance Health Plus PHO, and
  • Manaia Health PHO.

Low Literacy and Numeracy

The expression, experience and transcendence of low skills in Aotearoa New Zealand

Using a range of empirical methods with PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) data, as well as administrative data in the IDI (Integrated Data Infrastructure), this research programme will build a detailed, population-wide picture of those with low literacy and/or numeracy skills.

  • Ministry of Education
  • Literacy Aotearoa
  • Business NZ
  • NZ Council of Trade Unions
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • AKO Aotearoa
  • Te Puni Kokiri
  • Ministry of Pacific Peoples
  • Tertiary Education Commission, and
  • NZ Council for Educational Research.

NZWRI members and research associates

NZWRI members are experts within AUT University with professional interests that align with the aims the institute. The following list shows NZWRI members and their associated research group.

Key to areas of interest(*)
BLHG – Business and Labour History Group
CW – Care/Work Research Group
ER – Employment Relations Research Group
I&I – Immigration and Inclusion Research Group
Ins – Institute
WP – Wellbeing and Performance Research Group

Name

Area of Interest*

Adnan Khan

WP

Anne Messervy

WP

Chris Griffiths

I&I

Clare George

ER, WP

Claudio Aguayo

Ins

BLHG, I&I (Lead researcher)

BLHG, ER (Lead researcher), I&I

Faiza Ali

I&I

BLHG, ER, WP

BLHG, I&I

Guillermo Merelo Alcocer

I&I

BLHG, CW, ER

Kakala Vainikolo

I&I

CW (Lead researcher), ER, WP

Keri Mills

BLHG

Mahreen Baloch

I&I

ER, WP (Lead researcher)

Rob Kilpatrick

I&I

Ronny Tedestedt

ER

BLHG (Lead researcher)

Therese Walkinshaw

I&I

Thushini Jayawardena

I&I, WP

Timothy Pratt

I&I

Our research associates are external experts with professional interests that align with the aims of the institute. The following list shows the research associates and their research area(s) of interest.

Key to areas of interest (*):

BLHG: Business and Labour History Group
ER: Employment Relations Research Group
Ins: Institute
I&I: Immigration and Inclusion  
WP: Wellbeing and Performance Research Group

Name
Organisation
Area of Interest*
Adrian Wilkinson
Griffith University, Aus
WP, ER
Adrienne Puckey
University of Auckland
BLHG
Andrew Dallas
Employment Relations Authority
ER
Anna Jenkins
University of Queensland, Aus
WP
Annabel Newman
Service and Food Workers Union
ER
Aristea Koukiadaki
University of Manchester, UK
ER
Barry Foster
Massey University
ER, BLHG
Bernard Walker
University of Canterbury
ER, WP
Bevan Catley
Massey University
Ins
Bill Cochrane
University of Waikato
Ins
Bill Rosenberg
Council of Trade Unions
Ins
Bradon Ellem
University of Sydney, Aus
ER, BLHG
Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor
University of Auckland
WP
Cameron Newton
Queensland University of Technology, Aus
WP
Cathy Urquhart
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Ins
Chellie Spiller
University of Auckland
BLHG
Chris Dawson
University of Bath, UK
Ins
Christopher Poullaos
University of Sydney, Aus
BLHG
Claire Regnault
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
BLHG
David Blustein
Boston College, USA
WP
David Peetz
Griffith University, Aus
ER
David Pick
Curtin University, Aus
WP
David Sundaram
University of Auckland
Ins
David Tappin
Massey University
Ins
Di Daniels
Computers in Homes
Ins
Don Webber
University of the West of England, UK
Ins
Erik Poutsma
University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
ER
Fritz Drissner
Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union
ER
Faiza Ali
Lahore University of Management Sciences
I&I
Gemma Piercy
University of Waikato
ER
Geoffrey G. Jones
Harvard Business School, USA
BLHG
Georgina Murray
Griffith University, Aus
ER
Glenda Strachan
Griffith University, Aus
ER
Gordon Boyce
University of Newcastle, Aus
BLHG
Greg Patmore
University of Sydney, Aus
BLHG
Heather McDonald
Heathrose Research Ltd
Ins, ER
Helen Kelly
NZ Council of Trade Unions
ER
Herman Knudsen
Aalborg University, Denmark
ER
Howard Cox
University of Worcester, UK
BLHG
Jane Aubrey
APN Digital
WP
Jane Bryson
Victoria University of Wellington
ER, Ins
Janis Bailey
Griffith University, Aus
ER
Jens Lind
Aalborg University, Denmark
ER
Jessica Xu
IBM
WP
Jim Arrowsmith
Massey University
ER, WP
Joce Jesson
University of Auckland
ER
Johanna Macneil
University of Newcastle, Aus
ER
John Burgess
Curtin University, Aus
ER, WP
John Singleton
Sheffield Hallam University, UK
BLHG
John Wren
Accident Compensation Corporation
Ins, WP
Kate Lewis
Manchester Metropolitan University
Ins
Kathryn Owler
Joyworkz Ltd
WP
Keith Macky
Tai Poutini Polytechnic
WP
Keith Townsend
Griffith University, Aus
WP, ER
Ken Bartlett
University of Minnesota, USA
WP
Laila Harrè
Research consultant
ER
Linda Trenberth
Griffith University, Aus
Ins
Luiz Antonio Joia
Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration
Ins
Maree Roche
University of Waikato
WP
Margaret Wilson
University of Waikato
ER
Marian Baird
University of Sydney, Aus
ER, Ins
Mark Stuart
University of Leeds, UK
Ins
Martie-Louise Verreynne
University of Queensland, Aus
WP
Michael Barry
Griffith University, Aus
ER, WP
Michael Belgrave
Massey University
BLHG
Michael Myers
University of Auckland
Ins
Michael O'Driscoll
University of Waikato
Ins, WP
Michail Veliziotis
University of the West of England, UK
Ins
Nevan Wright
Auckland Institute of Studies
BLHG
Nigel Haworth
University of Auckland
ER
Peter Boxall
University of Auckland
Ins
Peter Franks
Researcher
ER, BLHG
Peter Lund-Thompsen
Copenhagen Business School
I&I
Peter Mueser
University of Missouri, USA
Ins
Philip Morrison
Victoria University of Wellington
Ins, WP
Ray Markey
Macquarie University, Aus
Ins, BLHG
Rupert Tipples
Lincoln University
ER
Russell Lansbury
University of Sydney, Aus
ER
Sarah Oxenbridge
Employment Research Australia, Aus
ER
Shaohui (Sophie) Chen
China Europe International Business School
ER
Sholeh Maani
University of Auckland
Ins
Stèphane Le Queux
James Cook University, Aus
WP, ER
Stephen Blumenfeld
Victoria University of Wellington
Ins
Stephen Teo
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Aus
WP, Ins
Stuart Carr
Massey University
Ins
Tayo Fashoyin
Massey University
ER, Ins
Teresa da Silva Lopes
York University, UK
BLHG
Terri Mylett
University of Western Sydney, Aus
ER
Vivienne Hunt
University of Auckland
ER

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