Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Pauline Harris

Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaka, Ngāti Kahungunu
Postdoctoral Researcher
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Pauline Harris is the Chairperson of the SMART board and a postdoctoral researcher at Victoria University. Her research involves searching for extra-solar planets.

Education
Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Rawinia Higgins

Tūhoe
Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Rawinia Higgins was appointed Te Tumu Ahurei (Māori) / Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori) of Victoria University of Wellington in 2016.  She was previously Victoria’s Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori Research and Head of School for Te Kawa a Māui / School of Māori Studies and went to Victoria as a senior lecturer in 2009 after holding academic positions at the University of Otago for 12 years. Her research expertise is Māori language revitalisation and, more specifically, language planning and policy.

Professor Cindy Kiro

Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine
Head of School Te Kura Maori
Victoria University of Wellington

Cindy Kiro is the Director of The Starpath Project, at the University of Auckland and was previously Head of School Te Kura Māori at Victoria University and Children’s Commissioner. Her areas of research expertise are Public Health, Māori Health, Children and Young People Policy, and Māori Development. She is a lead author on “Trends in Wellbeing for Māori households/families, 1981–2006".

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