Around the world, Covid-19 has exposed and deepened existing social inequities. Frontline workers are typically low paid and often from disadvantaged groups. Women have borne the brunt of caring responsibilities during the pandemic which has had negative effects on their careers. The shift to online technologies has highlighted the digital divide within countries as well as globally. As we look to the future, how can we reduce inequities in Aotearoa? This panel discussion will explore how the pandemic has exposed inequities in Aotearoa and examine how we can bring about change.

This panel is part of a series called Aotearoa future shapers: post-pandemic transformation. Hosted by UniServices, this is a series of expert panels designed to contribute to the discussion of New Zealand’s future

Panel members:

Ian Lambie – Professor in Psychology at the University of Auckland. His research interests are in child and adolescent mental health, childhood trauma and youth justice.

Carol Mutch – Professor of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland. Her research interests are in research methods, education policy, curriculum development and social education.

Tracey McIntosh – Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Auckland. Her research interests focus on incarceration (particularly of Māori and Indigenous peoples) and issues pertaining to poverty, inequality and social justice.

Hugh Webb – Senior Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Social Development.

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Disclaimer: The ideas expressed in this talk reflect the views of the guests and not necessarily the views of The Big Q. 

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