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Research Associate, Public Policy Institute, University of Auckland, Waipapa Taumata Rau

Dr Suzy Morrissey specialises in policy and gender. A decade of experience in senior roles across the public sector includes helping develop the Living Standards Framework at The Treasury. A Chartered Accountant by profession Suzy has previously worked for global accounting firms as a tax specialist in Australia and New Zealand, and was made a Fellow Chartered Accountant in 2018. Her PhD examined policy and gender equality (paid parental leave).

Suzy's research areas include tax, transfers (welfare), gender analysis, gender budgeting, and wellbeing economics.

Suzy is currently Director, Policy at the Retirement Commission in New Zealand where she provides expert advice on public and private pensions (NZ Superannuation, KiwiSaver) and financial capability.


  • –present
    Research Associate, Public Policy Institute, University of Auckland


  • 2020 
    Victoria University of Wellington, PhD
  • 2012 
    University of New South Wales, Masters of Applied Taxation

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