• Research-driven, practice-oriented academic
  • Established international expertise in political marketing, political management, political leadership and public input
  • Author/editor of 17 books, A-rated 2018/2012 NZ PBRF, in the top 16% of NZ researchers
  • Google scholar citations: 3383+; h-index 23, i-10-index 38
  • Scopus H index 11, Web of Science 9; hg-index 38; in the 90th percentile for full marketing professors in AU, NZ, Canada, USA and UK (average is 25.96)
  • Winner of 2021 CABLE Research Impact Award for Vote Compass in New Zealand
  • Winner of the 2015 International Association for Public Participation Research Award for Australasia
  • Academic Advisor to TVNZ’s Vote Compass and Kiwimeter initiatives, engaging over a million members of the public in discussing politics and policy and facilitating the University and TVNZ partnering to host the first ever 1 News Young Voters Debate
  • Creator and convenor of the University of Auckland Community of Interest in Employability
  • Academic lead on University of Auckland’s Research Impact Working Group and Co-convenor of the University Community of Interest in Research Impact.
  • Entrepreneurial nurturing leadership through groups, organisations, networks and events
  • Teaching focused on developing applied skills
  • University webpage
  • Interview for Campaigns down Under September 2014


Auckland University, New Zealand

  • 2013 Associate Professor
  • 2010 Senior Lecturer over the bar
  • 2005 Senior Lecturer (Grade 5, top of the scale), Department of Political Studies

Keele University, England

  • 2005 Senior Lecturer
  • 2003 Lecturer B
  • 2002 Lecturer A, Department of Management

Aberdeen University, Scotland

  • 2001-2 Lecturer A, Department of Management
  • 2000-1 Research Assistant, Department of Politics and IR

Keele University, England

  • 1997-2000 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Politics