Susan is a founding member of Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), and a nationally renowned researcher and commentator on child and family poverty. She teaches part-time in the Economics Department, University of Auckland, where she is also co-director of the Retirement Policy and Research Centre.
She has an extensive track record of articles and presentations. Publications in family policy include New Zealand’s financial assistance for poor children: Are work incentives the answer? in a special 2006 child poverty edition of the European Journal of Social Security; and with fellow CPAG member Claire Dale, The New Zealand experience of child-based work incentives, European Journal of Social Security 12,(3) Studies Quarterly Review, 2010, and Evidence-based Evaluation: Working for Families, Institute of Policy Studies Quarterly Review, February 2012.