Kristiann Allen

Kristiann Allen

Associate Director – Policy and International Engagement

kristiann.allen@auckland.ac.nz

Kristiann Allen is a senior policy practitioner-turned-researcher, with specialisation in both ‘science for policy’ and ‘policy for science’ processes. Her research interests include science policy processes in small research systems, particularly how policy discourses are created and embedded; as well as agile policy making processes that can better engage with the social and ethical implications of new technologies.

Kristiann has worked had the intersection of science and public policy in multiple contexts internationally, including provincial, federal and multi-lateral systems. Most recently, she has served as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. Prior to this, Kristiann worked within the science policy system in her native Canada. Kristiann is a founding member of INGSA, where she provides strategic direction and undertakes mentorship.