Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Adreanne Ormond

Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington

Adreanna is a Senior Lecturer in Te Kura Māori in the Faculty of Education. Her research interests include youth, education, and health as well as Māori development with a specific interest in Indigenous – ethnic minority youth and how existent issues within the community influence life experience and the articulation of that experience.

Dr Tia Neha

Ngāpuhi
Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington

Tia is a lecturer at the school of psychology, Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests include four key areas, broadly linked and overarched by relationships within Māori and Indigenous Developmental Psychology.

These areas include:

  • Indigenous and developmental psychology in the interdependent relations between whānau and their children’s learning
  • Autobiographical memory with whanau
  • Language research
  • Māori pediatric health
Te Tai Ao - Natural Environment
Environment
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Ocean Mercier

Ngāti Porou
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington

Ocean’s teaching and research interests are varied, but her key focus is how mātauranga Māori and science connect and relate, particularly in educational contexts and using novel digital technologies. She co-leads a National Science Challenge project investigating the perceptions of novel biotechnological controls of pest wasps in Aotearoa. Her research also involves kaupapa Māori reading of films. She is the presenter of Māori Television's Project Mātauranga and presents for TVNZ’s Coast.

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