Dr Andrew Butcher is the author of the books No Place Like Home?; A Time to Gather: Christian Meditations for the Year; Walking the Emmaus Journey: Reflections for the Road; and Bring in the New Day: Discovering the Hope that is God; he has also written or co-written over thirty articles and book chapters. He is also a regular contributor to the blog of the Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Dr Butcher is a Professional Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand , a member of the National Forum of CSCAP (Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia Pacific) New Zealand, and, by invitation, a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He is on the National Council of the Population Association of New Zealand and on the National Board of International Student Ministries of New Zealand
His research interests include international students’ in New Zealand, foreign policy, Asian expressions of Christianity in New Zealand (with George Wieland) and Asian migration to New Zealand.
Since 2006, Dr Butcher has been Director, Research at the Asia New Zealand Foundation. In 2011, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. In 2012 he was a Teaching Fellow in the Political Science and International Relations programme at Victoria University of Wellington.