CPAG is pleased to be working with Villa Maria girls College for this year's post budget breakfast event.
Jane is on the Proprietor's Board of Villa Maria College. She has a background in academia and works in community-based research and evaluation with government agencies and community development organisations. Her research speciality is youth in transition. She is also the author of two young adult novels.
Paul Dalziel - Children and the Budget
Paul is Professor of Economics at Lincoln University and Deputy Director of its Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit at Lincoln University. Paul has more than 25 years experience in researching themes on New Zealand economic and social policy. He has published nine books on New Zealand economic policy and received awards for his excellence in university teaching and research.
Lucy D'Aeth - Children and Mental Wellbeing Promotion
Lucy works as a public health specialist for the Canterbury District Health Board. She has worked in community development and health promotion for over 30 years, mostly in Christchurch but also in London, East Kent and Gen
eva. Since the Canterbury earthquakes 2011-12, much of Lucy's work has focused on community recovery and she is part of the leadership of the All Right? wellbeing promotion campaign. She is proud to be the Chair of the Otautahi Creative Spaces Trust, which supports people to uncover and exercise their creative and artistic skills.
Christina McKerchar - Children and Healthy Food Environments
Christina McKerchar is of Ngāti Kahungunu, Tuhoe and Ngāti Porou descent. She is a lecturer in Māori Health at the University of Otago and a nutritionist. Christina is completing a PhD about food availability for Māori children and whether the right to healthy food realised for Māori children in their lived environments. The first part of her thesis analyses data from the 'KidsCam' study to explore the lived environments of 11 year old children in Wellington.
Villa Maria Girls College, 21 Peer St,