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Professor Jonathan Boston, of Wellington, ONZM, for services to public and social policy

Professor Jonathan Boston, of Wellington, ONZM, for services to public and social policy

Professor Jonathan Boston is Professor of Public Policy in the School of Government/Te Kura Kāwanatanga at Victoria University of Wellington. He has been Director of the University’s Institute for Governance and Policy Studies and the former Institute of Policy Studies. He was a member of the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission and helped to design, implement and evaluate the Performance-Based Research Fund. He has published widely across various subjects, including public management, social policy, climate change policy, tertiary education policy, and comparative government. He assisted the Children’s Commissioner as Co-chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty. He sits on several governance and advisory boards. Professor Boston’s recent research projects include designing institutions to manage the challenge of climate change adaptation, reforming the welfare state, and reforming parliament.

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