The PPI is working on a range of projects, with many collaborators from across the university and beyond.


Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting

Our Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting project (GRAB-NZ), housed at the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Institute, examines a range of data, methods and capability building strategies to identify ways to advance gender inclusive policy and improve the wellbeing of all women across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Here you will find more information about our team, our research and analysis, and updates on what is happening in New Zealand and overseas.

Disaster Reduction and Risk Management Research Hub


Disaster response is a multifaceted area that often involves speed in decision-making.  Such decision-making is likely to be more effective when it is research-informed and technically feasible. The Disaster Response and Risk Reduction Research Hub at the University of Auckland provides a platform that amalgamates research expertise from multiple disciplines. The hub includes engineering expertise (e.g. infrastructure safety, technology), public health expertise (e.g. preventative medical interventions, emergency treatment), education and training expertise (e.g. frontline staff capacity building), communications expertise (e.g. public understanding of risk adaptation and response, media communications), social science expertise (to identify the production of vulnerabilities,  address inequities in disaster responses and to help build resilience), social psychology expertise (to inform post-disaster support), legal expertise (e.g. to address legal issues such as liability risk, post-disaster legislative changes) and policy expertise (e.g. preparing national guidelines and prevention frameworks).

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