Meet our researchers

Find out about the industry-leading researchers based at the Wellington School of Business and Government.

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Featured researchers

Researchers at Wellington School of Business and Government are striving to advance knowledge in their fields. Learn more about their work.

Associate Professor Jessica Lai

Supporting Mātauranga Māori

Associate Professor Jessica Lai’s research is focused on seeing changes to intellectual property law that protect and support Mātauranga Māori.

Dr Jesse Pirini

Developing people capability in Māori organisations

Dr Jesse Pirini’s distinctive research explores the role that iwi and hapū based organisations can play in their communities—particularly in people development.

Associate Professor Jonathan Barrett

Creating a fairer society

Associate Professor Jonathan Barrett’s research seeks to bring a human rights perspective to tax policy.

Dr Maja Krtalić

Preserving our Cultural Heritage

Dr Maja Krtalić, a Senior Lecturer in Information Studies, is working to ensure our cultural heritage isn’t lost.

Associate Professor Mary Tate

Ensuring technology benefits all

Associate Professor Mary Tate’s research is focussed on making sure that technology creates benefits that are share equally across society.

Dr Justin Nguyen

Examining the effects of global challenges on business

Dr Justin Nguyen’s research seeks to examine the effects of global challenges such as climate change and political uncertainty on business and government.

Dr Yi-Te Chiu

The future of AI in business

Dr Yi-Te Chiu’s research is focused on the growing adoption of artificial intelligence by organisations and the impact it has on them and their employees.

Dr Luke Chu

Applying an economic lens to cannabis laws

Dr Luke Chu’s research brings an economic perspective to the impact of cannabis laws.

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