Trailblazer breaks another 'glass ceiling'

Anne-Marie Brady. Photo: Canterbury University
Anne-Marie Brady. Photo: Canterbury University
Canterbury University's first female professor of political science has received another prestigious honour.

Anne-Marie Brady has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. She is the first female political scientist and only the fourth political scientist to do so.

She was recognised for her research and advancement of science and technology.

Prof Brady has worked on China’s foreign and domestic politics, Antarctic and Arctic politics, Pacific politics and New Zealand foreign policy.

"I am truly honoured to be joining the ranks of the Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand, especially because I am the first female political scientist to be accepted as a fellow,” she said.

“It amazes me that after more than 100 years of the feminist movement in Aotearoa New Zealand there are still glass ceilings to be broken.

“I hope my achievements can inspire others to take an interest in politics and in the well-being of our society.

"A strong democracy relies on an active, engaged, and inclusive citizenry.”

Prof Brady also won the 2019 women of influence - global category award.