About Us

Associate Professor Susan St John BSc,MA,PhD,QSO

Economics Spokesperson and Human Rights Appeal Case

Susan is a founding member of CPAG and CPAG spokesperson on economics. She is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Economics Department, University of Auckland and the director of the Retirement Policy and Research Centre.

Susan is co-editor of CPAG's latest flagship publication Our children, our choice: prioritites for policy (2014) as well as co-editor of earlier reports' Left Further Behind: How policies fail the poorest children in New Zealand (2011) and Left Behind: How social and income inequalities damage New Zealand children (2008). Susan is co-author of other CPAG material includingCut Price Kids: Does the 2004 Working for Families' Budget work for children? (2004) and Our Children: The Priority for Policy (2001, 2003). She was co-editor of Redesigning the Welfare State in New Zealand: Problems, Policies Prospects,  Oxford University Press (1999), Dalziel P, Boston, J. and St John, S (eds). Recent articles include: Reflections on the Child Hardship Bill , Policy Quarterly (August 2015 ), Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, University of Victoria and Putting Children at the Centre: Making policy as if children mattered, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2014.