University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

Partner 21 (UOA)

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s premier university, sited in the heart of the country’s largest city. It has a strong international reputation in research in a wide range of fields including European studies. The Europe Institute is multidisciplinary in character and aims to promote research, scholarship and teaching on contemporary Europe and EU-related issues, including social and economic relations, political processes, trade and investments, security, human rights, education, culture and collaboration on shared Europe-New Zealand concerns.

 

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Prof. David Mayes

David Mayes is Adjunct Professor in the Europe Institute at the University of Auckland. He has a long career of research into European integration, including the running of an extensive network on social protection and exclusion (EXSPRO). Mayes has previously been a Professor at the London South Bank University and Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, with a career in academic institutions and the public sector, primarily in the UK, Finland and New Zealand, although he has also been a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. He is the author of some 30 books and 200 or so academic articles. He has been an Editor of the Economic Journal since the 1970s and is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
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Dr. Christine Cheyne

Christine Cheyne is Senior Lecturer at Massey University and will work with the Europe Institute on the RECON project. She has a substantial track record in social policy research, teaching and practice in New Zealand, including being a member of the Research Secretariat of a Royal Commission on Social Policy and engaging in high-level policy advice on social policy and sustainable development as an Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister in 2001-2002. Her particular expertise is in relation to employment-based social policy, welfare reform, and poverty measurement. She also has carried out research on the democratic deficit at the local level and brings knowledge of measures of democratic inclusion.

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Dr. Anna Michalski

Anna Michalski is Senior Research Fellow in the EI and Visiting Professor at the Department of International Relations and Public Administration at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. She previously held positions as Acting Director and Senior Researcher at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Research (SIEPS). She has six years experience from the Forward Studies Unit of the European Commission, where she had responsibilities for enlargement to the candidate states of Central and Eastern Europe and for the development of European integration with emphasis on social trends and attitudes. She has been Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute, The Hague, where she published work on Governance and Governing Europe, the European Convention and constitutional reform and on the Lisbon Strategy, and at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London where she published work on the EFTA enlargement of the EU. 

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Prof. Crispin Shore

Crispin Shore is Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Europe Institute. He focuses mainly on social anthropology in Europe, and has worked on multi-level governance, sovereignty, public policy and accountability, which will be of fundamental value in addressing the interaction of welfare provision and democracy in the EU. Shore is also an acknowledged authority in the anthropology of public policy. He was previously Professor of Anthropology at Goldsmith’s College in the University of London.

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Mark Thomson

Mark Thomson joined WP 7 in July 2010 as a research assistant at the Europe Institute at the University of Auckland. Thomson holds a Master’s degree in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex and has studied the relationship between immigration, integration and social cohesion in Europe. Thomson brings with him important experience on research on the contribution of migration to the complexities of social welfare and its interaction with democracy.

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