The University of Auckland

Professor Margaret Mutu

Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whatua
Professor of Māori Studies
The University of Auckland

Margaret is Professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland where she teaches and conducts research on Māori language, tikanga (law), history and traditions, rights and sovereignty, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and treaty claims against the English Crown, constitutional transformation and Māori-Chinese encounters.

Dr Andrew Erueti

Ngā Ruahinerangi, Ngāti Ruanui (Taranaki), Ati Hau (Wanganui).
Senior Lecturer
The University of Auckland

Andrew is currently a senior lecturer at Auckland University School of Law. Previously he has taught at the Law Schools of the University of Waikato and Victoria University of Wellington. Between 2008 and 2012 he was Amnesty International’s lead adviser on Indigenous rights based in London and Geneva and he was also lead counsel in the claim by Taranaki hāpu to Petroleum before the Waitangi Tribunal.

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. 

Dr Chellie Spiller

Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean Māori and Pacific at the University of Auckland Business School
The University of Auckland

Dr Chellie Spiller, of Māori and Pākehā lineage, is a senior lecturer and Associate Dean Māori and Pacific at the University of Auckland Business School. She has over 30 years of corporate experience in tourism, finance and marketing, holding senior executive positions in New Zealand and abroad, and brings this experience to her academic work and leadership and management development programmes. Her research explores how Māori and indigenous businesses create authentic and sustainable wealth and wellbeing.

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