Staff

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley is Regional Director (Auckland) and Research Director for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University. He is project leader for the FRST-funded Integration of Immigrants Programme. He is past Chair of the Management Group for the Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS) Network. He is the author or editor of 25 books on topics such as ethnic relations and identity, political extremism and employment.

Associate Professor Robin Peace

Associate Professor Robin Peace is affiliated with the Politics programme in the School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University. She coordinates and teaches the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Sector Evaluation at the Wellington Campus. Her research is in the areas of social exclusion/cohesion and social policy evaluation. She has five years recent experience in the Ministry of Social Development as a principal analyst and an academic background in social and cultural geography.

Dr Trudie Cain

Trudie Cain - new image Trudie Cain is the Research Manager for the Nga Tangata Oho Mairangi research project. Based at Massey University’s Albany campus, she is responsible for the overall co-ordination of the programme’s varied research activities. Her research interests include the politics of identity, migration and gender; qualitative research methodologies and research ethics; and the materiality of everyday lives.

Professor Jacques Poot

jacques_poot.jpg Jacques Poot is Professor of Population Economics at the University of Waikato and Adjunct Professor at VU University Amsterdam. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; an Affiliate of the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust and External Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College, London and at IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany. Professor Poot has researched a wide range of economic aspects of population change, particularly economic causes and consequences of internal and international migration.

Professor Natalie Jackson

nojackso.jpg Professor Natalie Jackson is Professor of Demography and Director of the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis at the University of Waikato. Her research interests are focused on the different drivers and patterns of population ageing unfolding across and within Australia and New Zealand, and the consequences of these trends for education, the labour market, local, state and federal/national governments, and business in general. Her other research areas are fertility trends, feminist demography, socio-demographic differentials between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and New Zealanders, and the 'disparate impact' of policy on minority groups.

Adjunct Professor Dave Maré

Dave_nov_2010.jpg Dave Maré is a Senior Fellow at Motu Research and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Waikato, where he is an affiliate of the National Institute for Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA). His research interests are in the areas of empirical spatial and labour economics, looking at issues of migration, labour market dynamics, and the economic performance of cities.

Dr Michael Cameron

michael-cameron.jpg Dr Michael Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in economics at the University of Waikato, a research fellow of the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA) at the University of Waikato, and a research associate at the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra. His current research interests include population, health and development issues (including the social impacts of liquor outlet density, the economics of communicable diseases especially HIV/AIDS, health applications of non-market valuation, and health and development project monitoring and evaluation), population modelling and stochastic modelling, financial literacy and economics education.