University of Waikato

Dr Jenny Lee-Morgan

Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta
Deputy Director - Te Kōtahi Research Institute
University of Waikato

Associate Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan joined Te Kotahi research Institute as Deputy Director in July 2016. Jenny was the Head of School of Te Puna Wānanga, School of Māori Education at The University of Auckland.

Previously a Māori secondary school teacher, Jenny worked in the community, tertiary and business sectors with a focus on teaching and learning, and Kaupapa Māori research.  

Professor Tahu Kukutai

Ngāti Tīpā, Ngati Mahanga, Ngāti Kinohaku, Ngāti Ngawaero, Te Aupouri
Professor
University of Waikato

Dr Kukutai specialises in Māori and Indigenous population research and leads the NIDEA research programme Te Para One E Tū Mai Nei: Māori and indigenous futures.

Her research spans a broad range of population topics from iwi /tribal demography and indigenous data sovereignty, to Māori-migrant relations and the impacts of colonisation on Indigenous health. She has undertaken commissioned work for numerous iwi entities, Māori organisations, and government policy agencies.

Associate Professor Linda Te Aho

Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Waikato-Tainui
Associate Dean Māori at Te Piringa Faculty of Law
University of Waikato

Linda is the Associate Dean Māori at Te Piringa Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, and is co-editor of the Waikato Law Review. In 2014, Linda was appointed to provide expert technical advice on the proposed reforms to Te Ture Whenua Māori 1993 (the Māori Land Act).

In 2015, Linda was contracted to provide advice on the proposed reforms to the Resource Management Act.  She was appointed by her iwi of Waikato-Tainui as a guardian mandated under the 2010 settlement for the co-management of the Waikato River ecosystem to develop the long term vision for its holistic restoration.

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