Shaun Hendy

Professor Shaun Hendy is Director of Te Pūnaha Matatini, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence focussed on the study of complex systems and networks, based at the University of Auckland.

Mar 26, 2020

Covid-19: The maths that explains why we're locking down

The statistical modelling we're working on in NZ to help us understand how diseases spread.

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Dec 16, 2019
A view from the train of Ruapehu

One big idea to transform travel in New Zealand

Our universities have a shocking record on emissions. If they band together, however, they could make a massive difference.

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Mar 14, 2018

Why is NZ's environmental regulator trying to muzzle scientist Mike Joy?

The Environmental Protection Authority CEO's complaint to Massey University sparked a disciplinary process, yet the agency seems disinclined to speak out on climate change denial.

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Apr 22, 2017

Today I will march for science. And this is the speech that I’m not going to give

I’m taking part because I am part of a global community and because Trump’s actions affect us all. And I want New Zealand’s politicians to understand this, too, writes Shaun Hendy.

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Nov 4, 2016

Are New Zealand’s scientific experts really dead – or just resting?

The row over Jacqueline Rowarth’s strange suggestion that the Waikato River is one of the world’s five cleanest reveals a need for more scientists to be heard in public, not fewer, writes Shaun Hendy.

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