First NZ-UK Link Visiting Professorship to the UK awarded to Margaret Wilson

Thursday 15 April 2010

The NZ-UK Link Foundation, in collaboration with the University of London, are very pleased to announce that, following an open competition, the first Link Visiting Professorship to the UK has been awarded to Professor Margaret Wilson, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Waikato University. Professor Wilson has had a distinguished career as an academic and also in public life being an MP, Minister, and, from 2005-2008, Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament.

The Visiting Professorship, lasting three months, will be undertaken at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and will begin in October 2010. In addition to carrying out research and engaging with staff and students at the University of London and elsewhere, Professor Wilson will give at least four public presentations or lectures in areas in which she is a recognized expert both as an academic and as a practitioner. These will include electoral systems, taking into account New Zealand’s experience with MMP (a form of proportional representation), the role of relatively new Supreme Courts in both countries, and the role of human rights institutions and their relationship with Parliament. Details of these events will be announced in due course.
For further information please contact Dee Burn at the School of Advanced Study, University of London on 020 7862 8670 or at

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