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Our people

Co-Chairs

Jacinta Ruru

Professor Jacinta Ruru

Faculty of Law

Diane Ruwhiu

Dr Diane Ruwhiu

School of Business

Executive Committee

James Green

Dr James Green

Health Sciences

Phillip W

Dr Phil Wilcox

Sciences

Christina McKerchar

Christianne McKerchar

Christchurch Campus

Jeannine Stairmand

Jeannine Stairmand

Wellington Campus

Te Poutama Māori Coordinator

Our Co-ordinator contributes to the successful operation of TPM through the proficient co-ordination of its annual activities. They also promote the activities and achievements of TPM members and is the point of administrative contact for the Executive Committee. The Co-ordinator collates and updates the TPM database and is responsible for the overall maintenance of this new TPM website.

Inano Walter  is the TPM Co-ordinator. She  has been in the position of TPM Co-ordinator since July 2017. She has a BA and BA(Hons) from the University of Otago and just recently graduated with her MA in History where her thesis entitled, "He Wahine, He Whenua, I Ngaro Ai" - Māori Women, Māori Marriage Customs, and the Native Land Court, 1865-1909 examined the boundaries of colonial law and customary practices within the Native Land Court.

Māori Academics

There are about 70 Māori academics at Otago working across Otago's four Divisions:

Presented here is a sample of existing Otago profiles of some of Otago's Māori academics. These profiles focus mostly on research interests. We hope over time to continue adding to these profiles so as to present a more complete presence of the many wonderful Māori academics who are working at the University of Otago.

Suzanne Pitama presenting.

Strategising hauora Māori

Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama, MIHI (Māori & Indigenous Health Institute), Health Sciences

Moana - profile

Hauora Māori in policy and practice

Dr Reremoana Theodore, Department of Psychology, Scienc