I retired from the University of Auckland a few years ago. Since then I helped found - and now chair - The Helen Clark Foundation, an independent public policy think tank. I have also been elected to the Auckland District Health Board. While at the University I established and headed the COMPASS research group in the Faculty of Arts for ten years and before that taught and researched in health policy and health services in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (and for a time at the Christchurch Medical School) for 30 years. I remain an Honorary Professor in Statistics and an Emeritus Professor in Population Health and Social Science at the University of Auckland. The purpose of this site is to provide a platform for encouraging debate on public policy issues of the day, as well as keeping track of Street Art in my region and a log of the books I have published.