About Us

Toni Ashton

Toni Ashton (PhD) is an honorary Professor in Health Economics in the School of Population Health, University of Auckland. Her primary field of research and publication is in the organisation and funding of health systems. She is especially interested in strategies for improving the quality and efficiency of the NZ health system and in improving access to health services by the people who need those services most. Her involvement with CPAG was stimulated by a concern about the increasing inequality in NZ and the need to find evidence-based and politically acceptable strategies for reversing this trend.