Mat Walton

Mat is the Science Leader of the Social Systems team. Mat has a background in public health policy and social policy. After several years working as a policy analyst in local and central government, Mat completed a PhD exploring the use of complexity theory within policy analysis and development. Since then Mat has worked on a number of projects that focused on application of systems thinking and complexity theory. The Social Systems Team at ESR is a great fit, providing opportunities to continue exploring the use of systems approaches across a range of projects.

Current Projects include:

  • Whakahā o Te Pā Harakeke
  • Co-Search: COVID-19 Research Collaborative
  • Evaluation of Healthy Families NZ
  • Innovation in Forensic Medical Examination following sexual assault