About the presenter

Spring Week on Campus 2019
Dr Claire Dale

Dr Claire Dale

M.Claire Dale, PhD, is Research Fellow with the Retirement Policy and Research Centre in the Department of Economics at the University of Auckland. Her research interests are retirement policies, pension portability, long term care provision, economic effects of gender on retirement options, intergenerational equity, and child poverty. The growing problem of poverty and debt among the aged is of grave concern, especially given the lack of a cap on the cost of credit in New Zealand. She is founder of a no-interest loan scheme for low income people, with loan funds provided by Kiwibank, Nga Tangata Microfinance, that has been regularly accessed by pensionersFrom 2014-2016, Treasa worked on projects with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade examining legal issues involved in nuclear weapons disarmament, in particular the legal relationship between the NPT and any nuclear weapons disarmament initiatives. In 2017, Treasa joined the delegation of United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) at the negotiations for a Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty.