• Raukawa Ngāti Ranginui Ngāti Maniapoto

    Jacinta Ruru is a Professor of Law at the University of Otago. Her research has focused on exploring Indigenous peoples' legal rights to own, manage and govern land and water including national parks and minerals in Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, United States, Australia and the Scandinavia countries.

  • Tūhoe Ngāti Ranginui

    Fiona is Chairperson of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua and Med Central (Whakatāne medical practice) and is also an executive director at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Her research interests are focused on Māori health outcomes and economic initiatives.

  • Ngāti Ranginui Ngāti Tūwharetoa

    Meegan teaches courses on higher education learning and teaching and hosts teaching orientations and events. Most of her teaching is to lecturers and tutors whilst she also contributes to the programme offered by Te Kawa a Māui, the School of Māori Studies, such as their introductory course about Māori society and culture and their postgraduate course about Māori research methodologies.

    Her research interests lie in Māori academic development, Māori pedagogies, Māori student achievement and retention in higher education.

  • Ngāti Ranginui Ngāi te Rangi Ngāti Pukenga

    Dr Amohia Bolton is the Research Director at Whakaue Research for Māori Health & Development with a career that has spanned public policy and academia. She has previously worked as a data analyst (Ministry of Education) policy analyst, senior analyst (Te Puni Kōkiri) and Private Secretary (Māori Affairs) and was awarded an HRC Māori Health Training Fellowship to pursue doctoral study at Massey University in Palmerston North. Her post-doctoral research took her to the University of Northern British Columbia in Canada where she worked with the Lheidli T'enneh First Nations people.

  • Ngaiterangi Ngāti Ranginui Ngāti Pukenga

    Donna Gardiner is a PhD scholar of NPM. Her doctoral research project "Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou - Our struggle to transform” - looks at Maori leadership today, in a modern context. Donna was previously Research and Community Coordinator for NPM and coordinated the translation of NPM research and activities to our communities, specifically Māori and indigenous, to make positive change. She also coordinated opportunities such as hui, wānanga and conferences for these communities to discuss their research ideas and issues, and creative potential.