Miles shares the role of Associate Dean Māori in the Division of Sciences with Dr Lisa Te Morenga. Together they provide leadership and strategic advice to the Division in all matters relating to the University’s Māori Strategic Framework.
Associate Dean (Māori)
Tel: 64 3 479 7463
Lisa (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whatua, Te Rarawa) shares the role of Associate Dean Māori in the Division of Sciences with Associate Prof Miles Lamare. Together they provide leadership and strategic advice to the Division in all matters relating to the University’s Māori Strategic Framework.
Lisa is committed to the recruitment and retention of Māori academic staff and students and supporting the growth of research that meets the needs and aspirations of Māori communities.
Lisa is a senior research fellow in the Department of Human Nutrition specialising in evidence-based nutrition for treatment and prevention of obesity and non-communicable diseases. She has a special interest in the relationship between nutrition and hauora (Māori health).
Lisa Te Morenga
Associate Dean (Māori)
Tel: 64 3 479 3978
Mariana (Ngai Tūhoe, Ngātiwai, Whakatohea, Tainui) is the Kaiārahi for the Division of Sciences. Mariana works closely with the Associate Dean Māori, Division of Sciences course advisors, Kaiāwhina, and academics to provide students with the best academic experience within the University.
Mariana is a former student of the University of Otago (Masters Entrepreneurship, PGCert PUBH, BSc Anatomy and DipGrad Māori) and has worked extensively with Te Rōpū Pūtaiao (Māori Science students association), Te Roopū Māori and OUSA.
Mariana is an advocate for life-long learning, upskilling and developing initiatives for Māori students to excel in tertiary education, regardless of if it is academically, culturally, or with regards to leadership.
Mariana Te Pou
Tel: 64 3 479 8699
Whakataka te hau ki te uru
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga
Kia mākinakina ki uta
Kia mātaratara ki tai
Kia hī ake te āta kura
He tio he hau hū
Tihei mauri ora
Ki te whaiao
Ki te ao mārama
Haramai te toki
Tera e kore ana e mohio I tētahi paku aha, e kore aia e noho pokaikaha.
Hata's role as Kaitohutohu Māori is to support Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtāgo to ensure that services and programmes are provided and delivered in a culturally appropriate manner. This position sits within the Office of Māori Development and is of a resource, advisory and consultative nature. Hata is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and expert advice in a manner that reflects the mana and tikanga of Ngāi Tahu.
Kaitohutohu Māori / Māori Advisor
Tel: 64 3 479 4277