The 2017 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellows in Public Policy were selected in Washington, DC this week.
Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy are for outstanding mid-career American professionals to research and gain firsthand experience of public policy in New Zealand. Usually two Fellowships valued at up to NZ$58,500 are granted each year, towards seven months of research.
Sarah Bolton (above) from Washington, DC will be using her 2017 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowship in Pubic Policy to look at Educational Equity in New Zealand, based at the Ministry of Education. She is Education Policy Director for the US Senate Health, Education, Labour and Pensions Committee.
Lisa Lunt (above) from Annapolis, Maryland will be using her 2017 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowship in Public Policy to work on ‘Preserving the Dignity of the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System: Examining the Merits of Mental Health Courts in New Zealand’ at the Ministry of Justice. Lisa is Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Office of the Federal Public Defender / US Courts.
Amy Downs (above) from Colorado will be using her 2017 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowship in Public Policy to work on ‘Improving Primary Healthcare Access: Evaluating Past Approaches to form Future Innovation’ at The Treasury. Amy is Vice President of Colorado Health Institute.