Conference/workshop organisation

Roundtables and seminars

  • Organiser roundtable Public opinion, political marketing and IR with Maria Rost Rublee (Auckland University, citizen opinion/govt management of public opinion on security,; Claire Robinson (Massey University, political marketing/MFAT public outreach experience),  James Ockey (Canterbury University, public opinion and nuclear energy) , Lyndon Burford (Auckland University, citizen views and nuclear, l) and Jim Headly (Otago University, public participation in foreign policy) at OCIS, the Oceanic conference on International Studies, Thursday July  1 2010, Auckland 2010
  • Organiser Roundtable Political marketing, public opinion and leadership in New Zealand with participants Vice Chancellor (Massey) and former Labour minister Steve Maharey, Dr Claire Robinson (Massey) Dr Chris Rudd (Otago) and Dr Jennifer Lees-Marshment (Auckland) at the NZPSA conference, 2009
  • Organiser Academic-Practitioner seminar ‘Marketing New Zealand Politics: following or leading the rest of the world? on political marketing and New Zealand politics at Auckland University including practitioners Mike Williams (President, Labour Party) and Steven Joyce (General manager National Party 2002-5) 2006
  • Organiser Roundtable on political marketing and the 2001 UK election at the 2001 EPOP (Elections, public opinion and parties) conference, UK

 Other roles

  • Director, Centre for Political Marketing (CPM), Keele University 2002-5. Organiser of the CPM Symposia series 2004-5, for practitioners, policy-makers, think tanks, academics and the media interested in how marketing is used by public sector, non-profit and political organisations