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We employ leading experts and researchers who address a wide range of critical and complex issues. Our staff are available for interviews, commentary, and event appearances. For media enquiries, call/text 021 983 034 or email media@informedfutures.org.

Ka mahi tahi te ohu kanorau, ka kitea ngā hua.

When diverse people work together, much can be gained.


Sir PeterGluckman
Sir Peter Gluckman


Distinguished Professor Emeritus ONZ KNZM FRSNZ FRS

Sir Peter Gluckman is the director of Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures. He trained as a paediatrician...

Dr Anne Bardsley

Deputy Director

Anne leads our work on democratic innovation, risk and the future of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Her expertise is in...

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Hema Sridhar

Senior Research Fellow (Government Relations, Technology and Foresight)

Hema leads our work with government relations, technology and its impact on society, and foresight. She has nearly 20...

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Dr Tatjana Buklijas

Associate Director – Academic

Senior Lecturer in global studies. Director of the Europe Institute

Tatjana’s research focuses on the challenges of climate change and energy transition for democratic politics. She investigates how democratic...

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Kristiann Allen

Associate Director – Policy and International Engagement

Kristiann is a senior policy practitioner-turned-researcher. She is interested in the dynamics of the science/policy interface, specialising in both...

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Felicia Low
Dr Felicia Low

Senior Research Fellow

Felicia leads Koi Tū’s Knowledge Hub for Maternal and Child Health, an initiative bringing an interdisciplinary approach to maternal...

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Dr Nina Hood

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Nina focuses on education in the early childhood and school sectors. Her research agenda is wide ranging. She previously...

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Dr Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal

Strategic Advisor Māori

Charles is an independent researcher and consultant and a freelance composer, musician and storyteller. Through research, teaching and advising,...

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Dr Gavin Ellis

Honorary Research Fellow

Gavin is a media consultant, commentator and researcher with more than five decades of experience in news media. He...

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Dr Jess Stubbing
Dr Jessica Stubbing

Research Fellow

Jess is a research fellow in youth mental health. Her work centres on improving the understanding of and response...

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Dr Dawnelle Clyne

Research Fellow

Dawnelle is a research fellow with a background in economics. Her research interests include economic insecurity, income inequality, poverty,...

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Dr Andrew Chen

Honorary Research Fellow

Andrew is the chief advisor for technology assurance with NZ Police. Andrew is helping police figure out how and...

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Chloe Wilkinson

Research Analyst

Chloe works in the Knowledge Hub for Maternal and Child Health, an initiative bringing an interdisciplinary approach to maternal...

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Jill Rolston
Jill Rolston

Communications Manager

Jill oversees communications for Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures, including marketing, engagement and media activities. She has...

Finlay Harvey
Finlay Harvey

Research Assistant

Finlay is a general research assistant at Koi Tū. He is interested in policy, geography and democracy with particular...

Dr Suzanne Trask

Research Fellow

Suzanne is a science and health science education researcher. Her research focuses on school-sector learning supporting teachers and students...

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Jillian Hildreth

Research Assistant

Jillian is a PhD student whose research explores the potential of deliberative democracy methods in health communication. Her primary...

Seungyeon Kim

Research Assistant

Seungyeon is a research assistant at Koi Tū’s Knowledge Hub for Maternal and Child Health. She has a background...

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Grant Mills

Programme Officer, INGSA

Grant is the programme officer of the International Network for Governmental Science Advice (INGSA) hosted by Koi Tū: the...

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Emily Strong

Executive Assistant

Emily is Sir Peter Gluckman’s executive assistant at Koi Tū. She also assists Jill Rolston with Koi Tū’s communications....

Advisory board

Bridget Coates

Advisory Board Chair

Bridget Coates is chair of Koi Tū, Toitu Tahua: Centre for Sustainable Finance and Fonterra’s Sustainability Advisory Panel to...

Rangimarie Hunia

Advisory Board Member

Rangimarie (Ngāti Whātua) was the former chief executive of Ngāti Whātua Orakei Whai Maia advancing culture, the environment, health...

Andrew Grant

Advisory Board Member

Andrew is a Senior Partner with McKinsey and Company. He is a long standing Global Board member and formerly...

Rodney Jones

Advisory Board Member

Rodney Jones is the principal of Wigram Capital Advisors, a pioneering Asia focused macro advisory firm, which he established...

John Allen

Advisory Board Member

John is the chief executive of WellingtonNZ, the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency and chancellor at Victoria University Wellington...

Evan Williams

Advisory Board Member

Evan is the principal of Willams Group NZ Limited a private family company group established by him in 2000....

Rangatahi advisory group

Thomas Swinburn

Rangatahi Co-Chair

Thomas is a clinical medical student undertaking a BMedSci(Hons) research year in population health. He is president of the...

Shazeaa Salim

Rangatahi Co-Chair

Ko Maungakiekie te maunga Ko Waitematā te moana Ko Māhuhu-ki-te-Rangi te waka Ko Ngāti Whātua te iwi Ko Ōrākei...

Izzy Fenwick

Rangatahi Co-Chair

With a background in psychology, a degree in business communications, and an upbringing deeply rooted is environmental protection, Izzy’s...

Academic associates – New Zealand

Prof Quentin Atkinson – School of Psychology, University of Auckland

Dr Jacquie Bay – Liggins Institute, University of Auckland

Prof Jennifer Curtin – Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Auckland

Dr Karen Fisher – School of Environment, University of Auckland

Assoc Prof Kerry Gibson – School of Psychology, University of Auckland

Prof Alexander Gillespie – Faculty of Law, Waikato University

Dr Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy – Department of Economics, University of Auckland

Prof Arthur Grimes – School of Government, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Prof Stephen Goldson – Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University; AgResearch

Prof Brownwyn Hayward – Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Canterbury

Prof Ken Hughey – Lincoln University and Department of Conservation

Prof Ian Lambie – School of Psychology, University of Auckland

Dr Wendy Liu – School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland

Prof Tim Maloney – School of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Auckland University of Technology

Prof Tracey McIntosh – School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, University of Auckland

Prof Stuart McNaughton – School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of Auckland

Prof Richie Poulton – Department of Psychology, University of Otago

Dr Joel Rindelaub – School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland

Prof Paul Spoonley – He Whenua Taurikura, Centre of Research Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Assoc Prof Collin Tukuitonga – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Administration, University of Auckland

Prof Michael Witbrock – Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland

Prof Kobus van Zyl – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland

Academic associates – International

Prof Terrence Forrester – The University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Prof Karen Hussey – University of Queensland and Department of Environment, Queensland Government

Prof Matthias Kaiser – University of Bergen, Norway

Prof Jennifer Lees-Marshment – University of Dundee, Scotland

Dr Robyn Mildon, Centre for Evaluation and Implementation, Melbourne

Prof Dominic O’Sullivan, Charles Sturt University

Prof Nic Smith, Vice Chancellor of Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Vaughan Turekian – National Academies of Sciences USA and Georgetown University

Affiliates – New Zealand

Kieran Brown – Polis Consulting

Rowena Dunn – Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Arapata Hakiwai – Te Papa Tongarewa

Dr Hermann Hauser – Amadeus Capital

Dr Sarb Johal

Sir Jim McLay NZM QSO

Dr Johan Morreau MNZM

Dr Kerry Spackman – Cognitive Performance Labs

Andrew Sweet – Firecone

Affiliates – International

Paul Hofheinz, Lisbon Council, Brussels

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