Māmari completed an MA (Distinction) in Classical Studies, BA (Hons), and an LLB (Hons) at Victoria University. She then spent three and a half years at Russell McVeagh in Wellington working in the Māori legal team in the Corporate Advisory Group, latterly concentrating on ACC law.
John is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury’s Ngai Tahu Research Centre. He is a specialist in leading and developing multi-disciplinary research and development programmes focused on addressing interrelated social, economic, and environmental problems.
His research explores the way in which Indigenous and Western cultures shape identity, sense of place, and approaches to social and economic development.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is developing new seed and scope research that falls within its research themes. We are looking to commence projects that contribute to our outcomes and vision, by providing a small contestable fund that will initiate excellent research that has transformative potential through our research network.
Anne-Marie Jackson is a lecturer in Māori physical education and health at the University of Otago, and joined the School of Physical Education as an academic staff member in 2011.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Physical Education Honours degree majoring in Exercise Sport Science and a Master of Physical Education focusing on education policy at the School of Physical Education, she completed a doctorate in Māori studies and physical education examining rangatiratanga and Māori health and well-being within a customary fisheries context.
Anna Thompson is a senior lecturer and course coordinator at the University of Otago. She serves as the Department representative on the School's Undergraduate Advisory Group and the University of Otago Women's Development Programme. She is Kaiawhina Māori and on the Teaching and Learning Committee for the Tourism Department.