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  • Event Speaker

    Jennifer Curtin

    Public Policy Institute, University of Auckland

    Jennifer Curtin is Professor of Politics and Policy and Director of the Public Policy Institute (PPI) at Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland. Her research focuses on Aotearoa New Zealand and Australian politics; gender, governance and political leadership; civil society participation in policy and politics; and the politics of sport. She is the author of 8 books and over 70 articles and chapters on these topics as well as numerous reports and policy briefings. Jennifer also teaches comparative public policy, cross-national lesson drawing and gender analysis to students enrolled in the University of Auckland’s Master of Public Policy. Through her research and teaching Jennifer connects with a range of government agencies, community groups, and international organisations, and with researchers from a variety of disciplines (including engineering). Jennifer was a Fulbright Scholar to Georgetown University in 2012 and a Treasury Research Fellow in 2019. Her evidence-informed analyses often appear in the media, both in New Zealand and internationally. You can find out more via the PPI-sponsored website Auckland Policy Commons (, and the Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting website (