Ian Pool


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Ian Pool CNZM, FRNZ is New Zealand’s leading demographer, Professor Emeritus of the University of Waikato and Honorary Professor of Jinjiang College, Sichuan University, China. He was the Founding Director of the Population Studies Centre at the University of Waikato between 1982 and 2003. Professor Pool has decades of research and consulting experience in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and has published numerous reports, articles and books, notably The Maori Population of New Zealand 1769–1971, Te Iwi Maori and The New Zealand Family From 1840, which was the culmination of decades of research in his field. He held a James Cook Fellowship from April 2004 to March 2006, was elected a life member of the New Zealand Population Association in 2007 and was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Te Rangi Hiroa Medal for excellence in social sciences in 2009.