New Zealand-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship
The NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship programme enables a high-calibre New Zealand professor to spend three months in the School of Advanced Study with access to extensive research facilities and the appropriate academic specialists as required.
The NZ-UK Link Foundation anticipates that this new Visiting Professorship will establish a high profile in the UK, especially in London. It therefore seeks to appoint high-calibre candidates whose research interests contribute to an understanding and appreciation of some important aspects of the contemporary relationship between the UK and NZ. Successful candidates might represent numerous academic disciplines – from history to environmental science, from economics to social policy, from political science to trade, and so on. The Foundation does not expect that candidates should be limited to those with NZ nationality or residency but candidates must have an excellent understanding of the circumstances in both the UK and NZ so as to be able to make a significant contribution.
NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professors for 2013:
The NZ-UK Link Foundation has announced the appointment of two new NZ-UK Visiting Professors for 2013. They are:
Professor Arthur Grimes, has been awarded the Visiting Professorship, via his role as Adjunct Professor of Economics at The University of Auckland. He's a highly respected research economist and consultant, with strong links to public policy. He's Chair of the Hugo Group, Chair of the Postal Network Access Committee and Associate Member of the Financial Markets Authority Board. Until September 2013, he was the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He is be based in the School between September and December 2013 and will deliver a public lecture series during this time, incl.:
Responsibility and Accountability in the Financial Sector, 3 December 2013
Emeritus Professor Anne Smith from the University of Otago’s College of Education is a highly respected specialist in early years education and development. She has been involved in research, advocacy, and policy-making on childhood issues in New Zealand for almost 40 years. Professor Smith was based in the School between April and June 2013. She gave a public lecture series on early years education with special emphasis on Government policy and human rights during her time in the UK.