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Dr. Kirsten Lovelock

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment – Manager | ADSIAB – Board Member
27 February 2024

Kirsten is the Manager of Insights, Stewardship and Practice Development in Evidence and Insights in the Data Digital and Insights Branch at MBIE. Kirsten manages a team which comprises data scientists, researchers and evaluators and has overview of insights, stewardship, and practice development across eight teams in Evidence and Insights.

She is a researcher and evaluator with more than 25 years-experience conducting a range of social good projects in New Zealand and internationally. Kirsten has taught at both Massey University and the University of Otago, been a soft funded researcher in the university sector and has and continues to supervise and examine post-graduate students’ theses nationally and internationally.

Since joining the public sector Kirsten has served on a number of advisory panels addressing graduate issues and post-graduate needs when joining the labour force.  Kirsten is also an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Department of Public Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Otago.

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