University of Waikato

Professor Tahu Kukutai

Ngāti Tīpā, Ngati Mahanga, Ngāti Kinohaku, Ngāti Ngawaero, Te Aupouri
Professor
University of Waikato

Professor Kukutai specialises in Māori and Indigenous population research and leads the NIDEA research programme Te Para One E Tū Mai Nei: Māori and indigenous futures.

Her research spans a broad range of population topics from iwi /tribal demography and indigenous data sovereignty, to Māori-migrant relations and the impacts of colonisation on Indigenous health. She has undertaken commissioned work for numerous iwi entities, Māori organisations, and government policy agencies.

Associate Professor Linda Te Aho

Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Waikato-Tainui
Associate Dean Māori at Te Piringa Faculty of Law
University of Waikato

Linda is the Associate Dean Māori at Te Piringa Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, and is co-editor of the Waikato Law Review. In 2014, Linda was appointed to provide expert technical advice on the proposed reforms to Te Ture Whenua Māori 1993 (the Māori Land Act).

In 2015, Linda was contracted to provide advice on the proposed reforms to the Resource Management Act.  She was appointed by her iwi of Waikato-Tainui as a guardian mandated under the 2010 settlement for the co-management of the Waikato River ecosystem to develop the long term vision for its holistic restoration.

Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere

Te Rarawa, Ngāi te Rangi, Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau
Community Psychology Graduate Programme Convenor, Lecturer
University of Waikato

Bridgette's research speciality is in the area of indigenous evaluation research. She has lead, been a team member, and/or supervised evaluations in the general area of indigenous social well-being.

Project research areas include: family violence; intimate partner relationships; women’s and children’s health; tobacco, alcohol, drug, use and reduction; positive learning environments (primary, secondary and tertiary institutions); cultural competency and evaluation training.

She has worked with different types of agencies from: Private, Public and not-for-Profit sectors.

Dr Armon J Tamatea

Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-A-Maahaki
Senior Lecturer
University of Waikato

Armon Tamatea is a clinical psychologist who served as a clinician and senior research advisor for the Department of Corrections (New Zealand) before being appointed senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Waikato. He has worked extensively in the assessment and treatment of violent and sexual offenders, and contributed to the design and implementation of an experimental prison-based violence prevention programme for high-risk offenders diagnosed with psychopathy.  

Mauri Ora - Human Flourishing
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