We worked alongside AUT to launch our Healthy Financial Relationships Toolkit, which is bespoke to New Zealand, based on the findings from our joint research project that took place last year.
Join economic harm specialist Beryl Brogden from Good Shepherd NZ and AUT’s Senior Finance Lecturer Dr. Ayesha Scott, as they take you through our new toolkit; highlighting how you can use it to support your clients and use it within your own relationships.
The new toolkit features quizzes, activities, real-life examples and tips to help break down barriers that might be preventing people from having effective conversations with their partner.
It supports people, no matter what stage their relationship is at, to have healthier conversations about money.
Dr. Ayesha Scott, Senior Finance Lecturer
Ayesha is an interdisciplinary researcher, with an agenda that spans violence against women, empirical finance, personal finance and financial econometrics.
She is passionate about healthy financial relationships and an advocate against economic harm in intimate relationships.
Ayesha joined the AUT Business School, Finance Department in October 2016.
She obtained her PhD in Financial Econometrics in July 2016 from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, and has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Finance.
Her research, teaching, and professional interests focus on improving New Zealanders’ understanding of healthy financial relationships and their personal financial fitness.
Beryl Brogden, Project Advisor – Safety and Resilience
Beryl has been a Project Advisor at Good Shepherd NZ for almost three years.
Her influence stretches across all corners of our economic harm work where her passion for inclusion, strength-based language, and drive to support those who slip through the gaps are clearly visible.
She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology and has previously worked in family violence agency, Aviva, to support women to be safe.
While at Aviva, Beryl led the establishment of NZ’s first family violence peer support service that was funded by Good Shepherd NZ.
Beryl is determined to spread the word about economic harm, to grow a better understanding of what it is and how we can begin to support people experiencing it in our communities.
Nicola Eccleton, Social Inclusion Manager
Nicola is the Social Inclusion Manager at Good Shepherd NZ.
She was introduced to economic harm when she was working at family violence agency Aviva, piloting a Good Shepherd NZ microfinance programme to support Aviva’s clients.
Nicola co-wrote our 2018 research: Economic Abuse in New Zealand and is currently leading Good Shepherd New Zealand’s work in this area.