Dr Edwin Sayes

BA, BA (Hons), LLB, PhD


I am a Research Fellow in the Department of Social and Community Health.

My current research is focused on the making of policy. I am specificaly interested in two aspects of this process: first, in the role of evidence, expertise, and knowledge; second, in the participation and impact of interest groups and publics. 

Prior to my appointment at the University of Auckland, I was an Asssistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nazarbayev University. In 2015, I completed my PhD in Sociology from the University of Melbourne.

Research | Current

The making of health policy

The making of economic policy

Areas of expertise

Economic Sociology

Political Sociology/Public Policy

Public Health/Sociology of Health

Science and Technology Studies/Sociology of Science and Technology

Sociological Theory/Social Theory

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 1, Room 1119
New Zealand