The University of Auckland

Associate Professor Papaarangi Reid

Te Rarawa
Tumuaki and Head of Department of Maori Health at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
The University of Auckland

Papaarangi is Tumuaki and Head of Department of Maori Health at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand. 

She holds science and medical degrees from the University of Auckland and is a specialist in public health medicine.

She has tribal affiliations to Te Rarawa in the Far North of Aotearoa and her research interests include analysing disparities between indigenous and non-indigenous citizens as a means of monitoring government commitment to indigenous rights.

Professor Michael Walker

Whakatōhea
Professor
The University of Auckland

Professor Michael Walker is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Royal Institute of Navigation in London. He is best known for his research on the existence, capacities and use of the magnetic sense in navigation over long distances. Recently, he has developed research investigating the mechanisms of the lunar and tidal rhythms in marine organisms.

Associate Professor Mānuka Hēnare

Ngāpuhi, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kuri
Director of the Mira Szászy Research Centre for Māori and Pacific Economic Development
The University of Auckland

Mānuka joined the University of Auckland Business School in 1996 and is Associate Professor in Māori Business Development in the Department of Management and International Business and recently completed (December 2014) a twelve year term as Associate Dean (Māori and Pacific Development). Mānuka is also the foundation Director of the Mira Szászy Research Centre for Māori and Pacific Economic Development and leads a number of multidisciplinary research project teams.

Professor Jim Metson

Head of the School of Chemical Sciences
The University of Auckland

Professor Jim Metson graduated with PhD in Chemistry from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1980, before taking up a position at Surface Science Western, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

He then moved to the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he has held several positions including a term as Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research). 

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