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Dr Anne Bardsley

Deputy Director

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

Her expertise is in evidence synthesis and knowledge brokerage at the science-policy interface. Her work applies systems and futures thinking to complex and long-term societal issues and looks at how better collective decisions can be made to enhance social cohesion, resilience and wellbeing in the face of rapid change.

Anne was previously a senior analyst in the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, focusing on environmental sustainability, risk assessment, and public health and wellbeing. In 2019 she chaired the expert panel that developed the framework for Aotearoa’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment. Anne was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in 2020 for her contributions to science and the state.



Our people

Dr Anne Bardsley

Deputy Director

Dr Tatjana Buklijas

Associate Director – Academic

Kristiann Allen

Associate Director – Policy and International Engagement

Hema Sridhar

Strategic Advisor for Technological Futures