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Marnie Prickett image (2023)BA (English), BAgSci, MSc (Ecology)Research Fellow; HEIRU, PHCC

Contact details

Tel +64 22 161 2634

Research interests and activities

Marnie has a background in freshwater ecology and agricultural science. She has been an advisor to government on freshwater policy and to state-owned farming company Pāmu (Landcorp) on improving protection for the environment.

Her current work in the department focuses on analysis of freshwater policy and the communication of water issues, with a particular focus on drinking water source protection.

She is interested in improving landscape-scale decision making to protect and improve the health of communities and the natural environment.


Baker, M., Kerr, J., Broadbent, A., Hales, S., Rawson-Te Patu, E., Prickett, M., Edwards, R., Cleghorn, C., & Wilson, N. (2024). Communicating public health evidence: A successful first year for the PHCC. The Briefing, (9 February). Retrieved from

Prickett, M., Macmillan, A., Wilson, N., Shaw, C., Cleghorn, C., Baker, M., & Hales, S. (2023). The policy bonfire of environment protection: 10 examples that threaten public health. The Briefing, (15 December). Retrieved from

Prickett, M. (2023). Is how we talk about drinking water problems in Aotearoa getting in the way of solving them? Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference: Ka mua, ka muri: Bridging communication pasts and futures. (pp. 115). Retrieved from

Prickett, M., Chambers, T., & Hales, S. (2023). When the first barrier fails: Public health and policy implications of nitrate contamination of a municipal drinking water source in Aotearoa New Zealand. Australasian Journal of Water Resources. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13241583.2023.2272324

Baker, M., Prickett, M., Pourzand, F., Kerr, J., & Hales, S. (2023). Queenstown outbreak highlights future challenges for clean drinking water. The Briefing, (29 September). Retrieved from

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