Koi Tū associate member


Jennifer Lees-Marshment is a research-led but practice-oriented cross-disciplinary academic with expertise in Political Marketing, Political Management, Political Leadership, and Public Input. She is author/editor of 16 books, a world expert in political marketing and A-rated in the NZ research assessment. Her book The Ministry of Public Input on how public input can be integrated into political leadership won the International Association for Public Participation Research Award for Australasia and her most recent book Political Management: the Dance of Government and Politics (Routledge, 2020) is the first book to define the emerging field, covering: strategic planning, political HR, organisational behaviour, leadership and reviewing. She has interviewed over 200 political practitioners including government ministers and political advisors to Prime Ministers and Presidents.

Jennifer is also passionate about employability and research impact. She is Academic Advisor to TVNZ’s Vote Compass (2014, 2017, 2020) and Kiwimeter (2015) initiatives, engaging over a million members of the public in discussing politics and policy and part of the University organising team associated with TVNZ’s Young Voters Debate in 2017 and 2020. Jennifer was also appointed to Chair the NZ Magna Carta 800th anniversary committee in 2015 and created the University of Auckland’s Community of Interest in Employability. See www.lees-marshment.org for further details.