Below are the current IPP Research Associates.
Dr Karen Webster works as Principal Advisor for the Auckland Council in Aotearoa New Zealand, is engaged in co-supervision of post graduate research with AUT University, and has lectured policy analysis part time at the University of Auckland.
Her wide-ranging public policy research interests focus on Māori and Pākehā governance models, sustainability and the role of local government elected members.
Karen's 12 years experience in Auckland local government follows two decades of service in the New Zealand Army, 10 years professional real estate and nursing in the public and private sectors.
Mattia G. Barbera is highly skilled economist and a development practitioner with a worldwide 25 years multifaceted experience both in the public and private sector.
He has an extensive experience in economic development and policy at the international (UN, European Union) national and local level.
Mattia has a solid record in macro and micro economic research, management, international negotiations and relations, public policy and project design and management.
Mattia has published several essays, was invited to many international conferences and has been Italian Delegate for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to OECD and European Union fora and working parties.
Marilyn Waring honoured by human rights award
Tireless human rights work has seen AUT's Professor Marilyn Waring receive the Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ Human Rights Defender Award for 2013.
IPP submission expresses concerns over proposed changes to local government bill
The Local Government Centre within IPP has expressed concerns over proposed changes to the the Local Government Amendment Bill.