Practice/community engagement roles

Chair of the Magna Carta 800th Committee for New Zealand, 2015, involving working with government politicians, academics, lawyers and practitioners to encourage a diverse range of initiatives on law and rights in New Zealand – see

Academic Advisor to TVNZ’s Vote Compass in the 2014 New Zealand election, an online tool that engaged over 330,000 New Zealanders – see


External academic leadership roles

President, NZPSA (New Zealand Political Studies Association) December 2010-2012

Research organisation in political marketing including:

  • UK PSA Political marketing group founder; Chair 2002-5; and Communications Officer since 2009 – see
  • New Zealand: organiser of the first NZ-OZ Political Marketing and Management Conference at Auckland University in 2013 and Co-chair for the 2015 event at Victoria University; and co-organiser Political Marketing and Management Network/social group for former and current graduate students, 2013 onwards
  • International: Lead-organiser of an APSA (American Political Studies Association) short course Political marketing:, Washington in 2010; Organiser UK PSA workshop Political marketing: hindering or helping the relationship between government and citizen? Edinburgh in 2010 and Co-convenor Professionalization of Campaigning and Political Marketing section at E.C.P.R. Conference in 2007
  • UK: Co-organiser of the conference Political Marketing & the UK Election, London 2005; and organiser Political Marketing Conference, University of Aberdeen, 2002

Chair of UK PSA Working Party on Membership Recruitment 2000-2003

Chair of the UK Political Studies Association Graduate Network 1998-2000



External research roles

  • Convenor of the New Zealand Politics stream at the NZPSA Conference in 2014
  • Convenor of the New Zealand and comparative politics stream at the NZPSA Conference in 2009
  • Member of the UK Political Studies Association Executive Committee 2000-2005

External teaching roles

  • Northern Hub member, National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, New Zealand 2007-2012
  • Reviewer of articles for the journal Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences 2004-5
  • External examiner Robert Gordon’s University MSc Corporate Communication and Public Affairs 2002-5
  • External Assessor of BA Political Communication and Media Management, University of Southampton New College 2003
  • Member & Vice-Chair, Politics Reference Group, Learning and Teaching Support Network, Sociology/Anthro/Politics, 2001-5



Internal research roles

  • Co-authorship of Faculty of Arts Research real-world impact guidelines, with Christine Arkinstall, 2015-6
  • Impact advisor, School of Social Sciences, 2014
  • Politics and IR Discipline representative on the Social Sciences Research Committee, 2014
  • Chair of the Department of Political Studies Research Committee & Ethics Advisor, 2013
  • Member of University Internal Review Social sciences mock panel for the PBRF, 2012

Internal teaching roles

  • Member of the working party on reviewing the Graduate Profile, 2014
  • Postgraduate enrichment co-ordinator Political Studies 2010-2011
  • UG advisor, Department of Politics, 2010-2012
  • Graduate Advisor for BA Hons & PgDip degrees in Political studies 2009- 2010
  • Independent Chair PhD oral Department of management, 2010
  • Member of the University Teaching & Learning Quality Committee and sub committees for grants and awards 2007-2008
  • Chair of the Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee Political Studies 2006-7
  • Course director of UG degree in Marketing, 2004
  • Director of Quality, Management Department, during Institutional Quality Audit Discipline Audit Trail 2003-4
  • Social sciences co-ordinator Graduate Symposium, Keele University 2003-4
  • PhD Advisor Department of Management Studies 2001-2

Other roles

  • Departmental representative on the Information Technology Faculties’ Forum, 2012
  • Academic representative on the HR Upgrade Project Octane Steering committee, 2012
  • Member of the Faculty of Arts IT and equipment committee, 2010-2011
  • Combining parenting and a career advisor, Auckland University, 2010-2012


  • Auckland University: new junior lecturer Maria Armoudian, 2014; co-organisers of the 2014 NZPSA conference Julie MacArthur and Tom Gregory; and head tutor Meg Bates, 2007
  • Keele University: new lecturer Christina Raftopolou, 2004-5 and Teaching Assistants Forest Lin and Edward Collins 2003


  • Management of multiple research assistants/summer scholars, and Magna Carta administrative assistant, 2006 onwards
  • Management of temporary support staff, Jenny Bowskill, to work on the quality audit, Keele, September 2003-July 2004
  • Work with Sandra McDonagh in the PSA National Office on membership 2000-2003