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Te Koronga: Graduate Research Excellence

For senior undergraduate students or postgraduate students wishing to join Te Koronga: Graduate Research Excellence group, please contact Mr Danny Poa tekoronga@otago.ac.nz. Students normally study through the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercises. To be a student in Te Koronga you must be supervised by Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Dr Chanel Phillips or Dr Hauiti Hakopa and normally have taken SPEX 206 Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health and SPEX 306 Te Pou o Te Koronga Advanced Māori Physical Education and Health. We focus on the following:

Dr Anne-Marie Jackson

  • Mauri ora, flourishing wellness
  • Māori physical education and health
  • Tangaroa and the marine environment
  • Waka and water safety
  • Indigenous sciences

Dr Chanel Phillips

  • Māori water safety
  • Māori physical education and health
  • Māori understandings of the environment
  • Māori outdoor education

Dr Hauiti Hakopa

  • Whenua and land
  • GIS
  • Data sovereignty
  • Mōteatea, karakia, pūrākau, wāhi tapu

Te Koronga: Indigenous Science Research Theme

The main research themes and the principal investigators are listed below:

  • Mātauranga and mauri ora: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson (School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences)
  • Whenua: Dr Hauiti Hakopa (School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences)
  • Marine science: Associate Professor Chris Hepburn (Department of Marine Science), Dr Peter Russell (Department of Physics)
  • Mātauranga and tribal histories: Dr Tangiwai Rewi (Te Tumu: School of Māori, Indigenous and Pacific Studies)
  • Brain research: Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie (Department of Anatomy)
  • Māori water safety: Dr Chanel Phillips (School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences)

For iwi, hapū, rūnanga, marae or Māori community organisations, National Science Challenge, Centre of Research Excellence, government, University, NGO or CRIs who are wanting to work with us, please contact Mr Danny Poa:

Email tekoronga@otago.ac.nz

We frequently visit and are invited to Māori and indigenous communities throughout New Zealand at the world to see where we can support aspirations.

For researchers wishing to join us and be kept up to date with opportunities, please contact Mr Danny Poa and we can add you to our mailing list:

Email tekoronga@otago.ac.nz