Judith’s personal research focus is the ageing population and its policy implications. She has researched income, transport and housing issues for older people, and has published papers and reports on home equity release and intergenerational issues. She has an extensive publication record, including academic papers, books and book chapters and commissioned reports and has provided advice to numerous policy-making bodies in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Judith was Director of the New Zealand Institute for Research on Ageing (NZIRA) from 2002 to early 2007 and is now a Senior Associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies. Prior to 1991 she was the Deputy Director of the New Zealand Planning Council, and has been a consultant on social policy and social research since the 1970s.
A graduate of London University, Judith did her PhD at Durham University and before coming to New Zealand was also a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge.