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Dr Gerard Cotterell

Gerard Cotterell has been a member of CPAG since 2009 and is a member of the Research Committee. Gerard is a sociologist with wide-ranging research interests that include: understanding the impacts of neoliberalisation in Aotearoa New Zealand, the political economy of the welfare state and welfare reform and its consequences, inequality, and comparative social policy. In his Master’s degree and his PhD Gerard examined the impact of welfare reforms in both Aotearoa New Zealand and the United Kingdom, from the beginning of the neoliberal reforms in the 1980s.