Mauri Ora - Human Flourishing

Dr Lily George

Te Kapōtai, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi, Ngātiwai
Senior Research Officer - Māori and Pasifika
Massey University

Lily gained her doctorate in social anthropology from Massey University in 2010, with research on Awataha Marae in Northcote, Auckland. The research explored innovation of Māori tradition through three periods of cultural renaissance.

Dr Karyn Paringatai

Ngāti Porou
Chair - Marketing and Promotions
Te Tumu - University of Otago

Karyn's research interests are in a number of areas that intersect at various points. These are: sociological issues surrounding Māori urbanisation and Māori identity development and maintenance; Māori performing arts, particularly poi, the analysis of haka and waiata compositions and the role kapa haka plays in identity; grammatical aspects of the Māori language and second language acquisition; Māori language and Māori performing arts teaching methodologies.

Dr Kahu McClintock

Waikato/Tainui, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Porou
Manager Research
Te Rau Matatini

Kahu is the Manager Research at Te Rau Matatini. Kahu has worked in the health and disability sector for over 20 years, with a special focus on Māori health research and child and adolescent mental health.

Kahu holds a Dip Nursing (Psychiatric), Higher Dip Teaching, B Ed, M Phil (Māori), D Phil (Psychiatry). She was a Member of the Māori Health Committee, New Zealand Health Research Council from 2008 to 2014, and Chair of Ngā Kanohi Kitea Community Research Committee, New Zealand Health Research Council during that term, She is the lead for Te Rā o Te Waka Hourua

Veronica Tawhai

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Uepohatu
Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-To
Massey University

Ms Tawhai lectures in policy and politics at Te Pūtahi a Toi. A recent recipient of the Fulbright-Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga scholar award, Ms Tawhai's fields of research and community work include the Treaty of Waitangi, Māori and youth political engagement, constitutional change, and electoral, civics and citizenship education. 

Professor John Broughton

Ngāi Tahu, Ngati Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga
Professor: Preventive and Social Medicine and Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
University of Otago

John is responsible for the integration of Hauora Māori/oranga niho in the curriculum of the undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery and the Bachelor of Oral Health. John is also the director of the Ngai Tahu Maori Research Unit within the Centre for Hauora Māori.  The Unit was established in 1996 as a partnership between Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu and the Dunedin School of Medicine.

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