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Chanel Phillips

Chanel Phillips 2020 image 1xLecturer in Maori Physical Education and Health
Co-Director Te Koronga Indigenous Science Research Theme

BPhEd MPhEd PhD(Otago)
Tel +64 3 479 8378
Email chanel.phillips@otago.ac.nz

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Teaching

Research

My overall research platform aligns to Te Koronga and the focus of growing ancestral scholarship and excellence, leadership and community connectedness. My research expertise as a former postgraduate student within Te Koronga Graduate Research Excellence therefore draws directly from these three pillars; namely my proficiency in mātauranga, tikanga and Te Reo Māori (ancestral scholarship and excellence), my strong leadership skills working across several student, academic and community groups (leadership), and my kaupapa Māori approach to working with Māori communities (community connectedness).

My PhD entitled A Journey to Belonging: Explorations of Māori Perspectives of Water Safety analysed Māori oral narratives such as pūrākau (creation stories), mōteatea (chants), karakia (incantations), whakataukī (proverbs) and pepeha (tribal aphorisms) to better understand water safety and drowning prevention from a Māori perspective and help reduce the high drowning rate of Māori in Aotearoa. I employ interface research examining the intersection between Māori and Western notions of water safety reflecting the multidisciplinary approach I have to research, and its transdisciplinary nature.

Current students

  • Terina Raureti (PhD)
  • Ngahuia Mita (PhD)
  • Elizabeth Vanderburg (Master of Science Communication)
  • Rawiri Ratahi (Honours)

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Publications

Jackson, A.-M., Rewi, T., Hakopa, H., Phillips, C., Russell, P., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Hulbe, C., Leoni, G., Mita, N., Hepburn, C., Wikaira, J., … Elder, H. (2020). Towards building an Indigenous Science Tertiary Curriculum (Part 2). New Zealand Science Review, 76(1-2), 25-31.

Phillips, C. (2020). Wai Puna: An indigenous model of Māori water safety and health in Aotearoa, New Zealand. International Journal of Aquatic Research & Education, 12(3), 7. doi: 10.25035/ijare.12.03.07

Jackson, A.-M., Hakopa, H., Phillips, C., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Russell, P., Hulbe, C., Rewi, T., Leoni, G., Mita, N., Jackson, S., Poa, D., Hepburn, C., Wikaira, J., … Elder, H. (2019). Towards building an Indigenous Science Tertiary Curriculum. New Zealand Science Review, 75(4), 69-73.

Phillips, C. (2019). A journey to belonging: Explorations of Māori perspectives of water safety (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/9131

Phillips, C. (2018). Haramai e Te Taitimu: Exploring a Wairua connection to water as Hauora. Te Whakatika, 37, 7-12. Retrieved from https://www.eonz.org.nz/membership/te-whakatika/

Jackson, A.-M., Rewi, T., Hakopa, H., Phillips, C., Russell, P., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Hulbe, C., Leoni, G., Mita, N., Hepburn, C., Wikaira, J., … Elder, H. (2020). Towards building an Indigenous Science Tertiary Curriculum (Part 2). New Zealand Science Review, 76(1-2), 25-31.

Journal - Research Article

Phillips, C. (2020). Wai Puna: An indigenous model of Māori water safety and health in Aotearoa, New Zealand. International Journal of Aquatic Research & Education, 12(3), 7. doi: 10.25035/ijare.12.03.07

Journal - Research Article

Jackson, A.-M., Hakopa, H., Phillips, C., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Russell, P., Hulbe, C., Rewi, T., Leoni, G., Mita, N., Jackson, S., Poa, D., Hepburn, C., Wikaira, J., … Elder, H. (2019). Towards building an Indigenous Science Tertiary Curriculum. New Zealand Science Review, 75(4), 69-73.

Journal - Research Article

Jackson, A.-M., Phillips, C., Cunningham, C., Mita, N., McKinlay, P., Pickery, J.-J., & Eketone, H. (2018). Wāhine Māori reflections on Wai. Junctures, (19), 18-36.

Journal - Research Article

Phillips, C. (2018). Haramai e Te Taitimu: Exploring a Wairua connection to water as Hauora. Te Whakatika, 37, 7-12. Retrieved from https://www.eonz.org.nz/membership/te-whakatika/

Journal - Research Article

Phillips, C., Jackson, A.-M., & Hakopa, H. (2016). Creation narratives of mahinga kai: Māori customary food-gathering sites and practices. MAI Journal, 5(1), 63-75. doi: 10.20507/MAIJournal.2016.5.1.5

Journal - Research Article

Flack, B., Jackson, A.-M., Phillips, C., & Vanderburg, P. (2015). Ki Uta Ki Tai, Kā taoka i ahu mai. Scope: Kaupapa Kai Tahu, 3, 12-17.

Journal - Research Article

Hauteruruku ki Puketeraki, including Flack, B., Flack, S., Ferrall-Heath, H., and, Jackson, A.-M., Mita, N., … Jackson, S., & Phillips, C. (2016). One day a waka for every marae: A southern approach to Māori water safety. New Zealand Physical Educator, 49(1), 26-28.

Journal - Research Other

Jackson, A.-M., Hakopa, H., Jackson, S., Phillips, C., Karaka, D., Stevenson, K., Pohatu, L., McDowell, G., … Mita, N., Pocklington, H., & Barsdell, H. (2015). Te Koronga: Pathways of Māori postgraduate research excellence: Part 1. Proceedings of the International Indigenous Development Research Conference. (pp. 93-100). Auckland, New Zealand: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Jackson, A.-M., Jackson, S., Phillips, C., Wikaira, J., Karaka, D., Corrigan, C., Cunningham, C., Mita, N., & Macfarlane, T. (2016). Te Koronga: A programme of graduate research student excellence within the academy. Proceedings of the International Indigenous Research Conference. (pp. 39-40). Auckland, New Zealand: Ngä Pae o te Māramatanga. Retrieved from http://www.indigenousresearch2016.ac.nz/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Hakopa, H., Jackson, A.-M., Phillips, C., & Pocklington, H. (2014, November). To Koronga: A programme of postgraduate research student excellence within the academy. Verbal presentation at the 6th Biennial Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga International Indigenous Development Research Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Jackson, A.-M., Hakopa, H., & Phillips, C. (2014, May). Māui transitions: Pursuing graduate research student excellence. Verbal presentation at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPC:E): E Mau Ana Ka Mo'olelo: Our Narratives Endure, Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Phillips, C. (2019). A journey to belonging: Explorations of Māori perspectives of water safety (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/9131

Awarded Doctoral Degree

Phillips, C. (2015). Mahinga kai - He tāngata. Mahinga kaitiaki - He mauri (MPhEd). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/5852

Awarded Masters Degree

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