Dr Carla Anne Houkamau

Senior Lecturer
The University of Auckland

Carla Houkamau (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and International Business. She joined the Department in 2007 as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow and completed her PhD in Psychology at The University of Auckland under the Health Research Council Scholarship programme as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (Conjoint) in Management and Employment Relations.

Dr Brad Combes

Kati Mamoe, Ngāti Kahungunu
The University of Auckland

Brad's research focus is the participation of indigenous peoples in conservation management and environmental planning. This research focuses on the obstacles to establishing partnership approaches, and the appropriateness of comanagement, collaborative science and community-based management for resolving conservation conflicts. 

Professor Tīmoti Kāretu

Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu
Adjunct Professor / Director- Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Māori
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Dr Kāretu, of Tūhoe and Ngāti Kahungunu descent, is one of three Directors of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Māori (School of Māori Language Excellence) at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.  He is considered a master of te reo Māori (the Māori language) and is recognised nationally and internationally for his knowledge and work in the language. 

Associate Professor Te Kani Kingi

Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Awa
Director Māori
Massey University

Te Kani Kingi is Director of Te Mata o te Tau, The Academy for Māori Research and Scholarship at Massey University in Wellington. His specialist interests are in mental health research, psychometrics and Māori health.

He has been an executive member of the New Zealand Public Health Association, the Mental Health Advocacy Coalition, the National Ethics Advisory Committee, the National Health Committee and the Public Health Advisory Committee.

Professor Tania Ka'ai

Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu, Hawaiian, Cook Islands, Samoan
Professor
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Professor Tania Ka‘ai has worked in tertiary education for over 20 years. As an Indigenous scholar Professor Ka‘ai uses the cultural values transmitted to her by her elders and mentors as an epistemological framework which informs her own academic writing and teaching (including supervision) within the university academy.

Her work as Director of Te Ipukarea and Te Whare o Rongomaurikura, provides an opportunity to share her knowledge not only with students and staff at AUT and others nationally, but internationally too.

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