NPM Researcher

Associate Professor Māmari Stephens

Te Rarawa
Associate Professor
Victoria University of Wellington

Māmari completed an MA (Distinction) in Classical Studies, BA (Hons), and an LLB (Hons) at Victoria University. She then spent three and a half years at Russell McVeagh in Wellington working in the Māori legal team in the Corporate Advisory Group, latterly concentrating on ACC law.

Dr John Reid

Senior Research Fellow
University of Canterbury

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.

Dr Anne-Marie Jackson

Ngāti Whatua, Te Roroa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Kahu o Whangaroa
Senior Lecturer
University of Otago

Anne-Marie Jackson is a lecturer in Māori physical education and health at the University of Otago, and joined the School of Physical Education as an academic staff member in 2011.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Physical Education Honours degree majoring in Exercise Sport Science and a Master of Physical Education focusing on education policy at the School of Physical Education, she completed a doctorate in Māori studies and physical education examining rangatiratanga and Māori health and well-being within a customary fisheries context.

Dr Anna Thompson (nee Carr)

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui
Senior Lecturer, Co-Director - Centre for Recreation Research
University of Otago

Anna Thompson is a senior lecturer and course coordinator at the University of Otago. She serves as the Department representative on the School's Undergraduate Advisory Group and the University of Otago Women's Development Programme. She is Kaiawhina Māori and on the Teaching and Learning Committee for the Tourism Department.

Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla

Ngāi Tahu
University of Otago

Angela’s research focuses on the intersections between gender, race and sexuality in colonial history, with a specific focus on the connections between race and intimacy within and across colonial cultures.

Between 2010-2012 she was co-investigator, with Professor Judy Bennett, on an archival and oral history-based research project concerned with exploring the fate of children born of American servicemen and indigenous women in the South Pacific Command during World War II. This project has resulted in a book, a website, and a documentary film.

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