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    Helping Kiwis Talk About Money Presented by Dr. Ayesha Scott

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    An invitation to listen to the latest research undertaken by Dr. Ayesha Scott.

    Newly funded research from AUT aims to tackle financial abuse by helping Kiwis talk comfortably and constructively about money with their loved ones.

    AUT Business School’s Dr. Ayesha Scott (Department of Finance) has been awarded an AUT Health Futures development grant to support her research project, “My money, your money…our money? Building a toolkit for Healthy Financial Relationships”.

    The work is in partnership with Good Shepherd NZ, a charitable non-government organisation established to address the critical, contemporary issues facing women, girls and families.

    About our Presenter - Dr. Ayesha Scott

    Ayesha is an interdisciplinary researcher, with an agenda that spans violence against women, empirical finance, personal finance and financial econometrics. Passionate about healthy financial relationships and an advocate against economic harm in intimate relationships, Ayesha has partnered with charitable trust Good Shepherd NZ to promote financial and relationship wellbeing for all Kiwis. Her work (particularly on KiwiSaver and personal finance) has generated media interest within Aotearoa New Zealand, and you will find her commentary in outlets such as the NZ Herald and stuff.co.nz.

    Ayesha joined the AUT Business School, Finance Department in October 2016. She obtained her PhD in Financial Econometrics in July 2016 from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, and has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Finance. Her research, teaching, and professional interests focus on improving New Zealanders’ understanding of healthy financial relationships and their personal financial fitness.

    Specifically:
    • Financial violence/abuse, economic harm and healthy financial relationships
    • Women and finance/money
    • Financial capability and education
    • KiwiSaver
    • Optimal investor decision making

    We look forward to hearing from Dr. Scott and hope you can join us on May 17 2022 (4.30pm - 5.30pm) Online Only. 


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