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Margaret Tennant was appointed Professor of History at Massey University in 2002, and is now an Honorary Research Professor within the School of Humanities, also holding Emeritus status at Massey University. She is currently working as the official historian for the New Zealand Red Cross Centennial.
Emeritus Professor Tennant has particular expertise in the history of social policy and the history of the non-profit sector. She is the author of four sole-authored books, including The Fabric of Welfare: Voluntary Organisations, Government, and Welfare in New Zealand 1840-2005 (2007), Across the Street, Across the World. A History of the Red Cross in New Zealand 1915-2015 (2015) and co-editor of five books covering women's history and the history of social policy. In addition she has published more than 60 refereed articles, book chapters scholarly entries and reports, in addition to chapters in conference proceedings and unrefereed publications. Professor Tennant was formerly Dean of Massey University's Graduate Research School, Chair of its Academic Board and a Director of Research for Humanities. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and is currently serving on its Academy Executive and Council.
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