Dr Amohia Boulton

Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga
Research Centre Director
Whakaue Research for Māori Health & Development

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.

Dr Amanda Black

Tūhoe, Whakatōhea, Whānau-ā-Apanui
Lecturer / Māori Kaihautū
Lincoln University

Amanda’s research expertise is in environmental soil and water chemistry, focusing on major nutrient cycling, including the incorporation of molecular techniques to explore the relationship between functional gene expression and soil product activity.

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.