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 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. 

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.

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