NPM Researcher

Dr Heather Gifford

Ngāti Hauiti, Te Atihaunui ā Papārangi
Senior Advisor Business & Research
Whakauae Research for Māori Health & Development

Heather is a trained nurse working in the field of child and family health, and has taught at a tertiary level in health services, as well as working as a manager with a Māori Development Organisation and in primary health care.

She has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health at Otago University, a Masters in Public Health from the same university and a PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship with Te Pūmanawa Hauora, the Research Centre for Māori Health and Development, Massey University. 

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.

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