Kerryn Baker

Research Fellow

Qualifications

BA (Hons) VUW, PhD ANU

Contact details
+61 2 6125 1215
Room: 5126
Kerryn Baker

Kerryn is a Research Fellow in Pacific Politics with SSGM. Her PhD thesis, submitted in 2014, examined campaigns for parliamentary gender quotas in the Pacific Islands region, with case studies in Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Bougainville and the French Pacific territories. Her main research interests are electoral politics and electoral reform in Melanesia and the broader Pacific Islands region. Her research has a particular focus on women’s political representation, and she has conducted research on legislative measures to increase women’s representation, as well as the campaign strategies of women candidates in elections.

Since submitting her PhD, Kerryn has accepted a position as a Research Fellow with SSGM. Her main research interests are electoral politics and electoral reform in Melanesia and the broader Pacific Islands region, with a particular focus on women’s political representation. In addition to her work on legislative measures to increase women’s representation, she has conducted research on the campaign strategies of women candidates in elections.

Rita Pearson, 2015 election candidate in Taonita Teop, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, with some of her campaign team. Image SSGM

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