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Associate Professor Mike O'Brien

Mike is an Honorary Academic at the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work at the University of Auckland and has previously been CPAG’s Convenor.  He has written extensively on poverty, social security and social service issues.  Mike chaired the Alternative Welfare Working Group in 2011. He has also held board positions at Te Waipuna Puawai and the Auckland City Mission in addition to being a member of the Impacts of Poverty and Exclusion Policy Group for the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services. He is currently a member of the Peter McKenzie Project Trust.