Sonja’s research interest’s focus on the importance of culturally responsive, evidence based approaches in education, psychology, counselling, health and human development in order to enhance the social, cultural, educational and health outcomes that are achieved by Māori.
University of Canterbury
John's fields of research include marine ecology, aquaculture and marine algae and his research interests centre around aquaculture.
John is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury’s Ngai Tahu Research Centre. He is a specialist in leading and developing multi-disciplinary research and development programmes focused on addressing interrelated social, economic, and environmental problems.
His research explores the way in which Indigenous and Western cultures shape identity, sense of place, and approaches to social and economic development.