Ngā tangata

Our people

Ngā Manukura

Research Leaders

Christine Kennedy

Dr Christine Kenney

Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāi Tahu

Christine Kenney is the Kaiwhakahaere (Director) of Te Toi Whakaruruhau o Aotearoa, the EQC Mātauranga Māori disaster risk reduction research centre, and Professor of Disaster Risk Reduction at Massey University.

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Dr Jonathan Proctor

Muaupoko, Ngāti Apa, Ngāi Tahu

Jonathan Procter is a Professor of Natural Hazards that has taught natural hazard science, emergency management and hazard analysis. 

Dr Suzanne Phibbs

Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha

Dr Suzanne Phibbs is a Māori health sociologist and senior lecturer in public health in the School of Public Health at Massey University.

Dr Acushla Sciascia

Ngāruahine Rangi, Ngāti Ruanui, Te Āti Awa

Dr Acushla Sciascia is of Ngāruahine Rangi, Ngāti Ruanui and Te Āti Awa descent.

Te Rōpū Tohutohu

Advisory group

Meihana Durie

Professor Meihana Durie

Massey University (Chair)

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Professor Cynthia White

Massey University

Mark Solomon

Tā Mark Solomon Independent

Dr Jo Horrocks

EQC

Ngā Pukenga

Research Fellows

Te Toi Whakaruruhau o Aotearoa supports a number of Ākonga students and emerging researchers whose studies focus on Māori disaster risk reduction. The Centre is committed to using a Tuakana-Teina mentorship model to manaaki students, to foster whakawhanaungatanga and to provide academic and cultural support.

Sally Owen

Te Rarawa
PhD Student

Lucy Kaiser

Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe
Waitaha: PhD Student

Sonny Vercoe

Te Arawa, Ngāti Tahu
Honours student

Haukapuanui Vercoe

Te Arawa, Tūwharetoa, Te Āti Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi Ngāti Pāhauwera & Ngāi Tahu, Honours student

Kristie-Lee Thomas

Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri
PhD Student

Current Pukenga:

  1. Rebecca Fitzgerald (Ngāi Tahu, Post-Doctorate Researcher, GNS Science) 
  2. Moka Apiti (Te Runanganui of Ngāti Hikairo: PhD Student) 
  3. Lucy Kaiser (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha: PhD Student) 
  4. Sally Owen (Te Rarawa, PhD Student) 
  5. Jake Robinson (Ngāti Rangi, Ati Haunui a Paparangi; PhD Student) 
  6. Te Kerekere Roycroft (Ngāti Korokoro, Te Pouka, Ngāti Wharara; PhD student) 
  7. Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha, PhD Student) 
  8. Nona Taute (Te Arawa, Tainui, PhD Student)
  9. Kristie-Lee Thomas (Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri, PhD Student) 
  10. Laura Tilley (Ngāi Tahu, PhD Student) 
  11. Christian Webber (Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai: PhD Student) 
  12. Winifred Geddes (Masters Student)
  13. Hannah Reid (Muaūpoko, Masters Student) 
  14. Deanna Taeao (Ngāti Raukawa, Rarotonga, Masters Student) 
  15. Kākati Royal (Ngāti Raukawa, Te Āti Awa, Ngāi Tahu, Masters Student)
  16. Haukapuanui Vercoe (Te Arawa, Tūwharetoa, Te Āti Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Pāhauwea & Ngāi Tahu, Honours Student)
  17. Sonny Vercoe (Te Arawa, Tūwharetoa, Te Āti Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Pāhauwea & Ngāi Tahu, Honours Student)
  18. Annemarie Midwood Murray (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Ati Haunui-a-Pāpārangi & Ngāti Hāuaroa)
  19. Benoir Midwood Murray (Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngāpuhi, Waikato, Hauraki, Ngāti Hikairo, Ngāti Maniapoto, Rereahau, Ngāti Awa, Tuhoe, Te Arawa, Porourangi, Ngāti Koata & Waitaha)

If you are an emerging Māori researcher or student who would like to get in contact with us, please get in touch via link or by my email C.Kenney@massey.ac.nz 

Ngā Hoa Rangahau

Research Partners

  1. Dr Dan Hikuroa University of Auckland 

  2. Dr Tumanako Ngāwhika Fa’aui University of Auckland

  3. Dr Darren King NIWA

  4. Dr Shaun Awatere Manaaki Whenua Landcare 

  5. Dr Wendy Saunders EQC Science 

  6. Professor Te Kani Kingi Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi 

  7. Professor Anthony Hoete University of Auckland

  8. Associate Professor Sandy Morrison University of Waikato