EeMun Chen

Principal Consultant | Kaiwhiriwhiri Mātāmua
Auckland Office

An evaluation and research specialist, EeMun’s depth of experience allows her to ask the right questions and find the right information for our clients.

EeMun is an evaluation and research professional who also does advisory, strategic and research work in the economic development field. Her depth of experience across a number of areas allows her to ask the right questions and find the necessary data and information to enable her to add value and provide a robust evidence base for client projects.   

EeMun joined MartinJenkins in 2011 after a 10-year career in research, evaluation and policy roles in the then-Ministry of Economic Development (MED) and the British Medical Association in the UK. She has an MSc in Industrial and Organisational Psychology and a BA in Psychology from the University of Canterbury.

An accomplished researcher and writer, EeMun has contributed to a number of central and local government publications, including the Regional Economic Activity Reports published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and the economic development strategies of Dunedin City and the Waikato Region.

Examples of EeMun’s work include:

  • leading and contributing to evaluations of business support programmes such as the High Performance Productivity initiative

  • supplementing an assessment of the economic impact of the arts, culture and heritage sector on Northland with focus groups and interviews with businesses, practitioners, funders and organisations

  • comparative literature reviews for MBIE on attracting and retaining migrants in regional areas, and on the employer’s role and influence in migration.

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