NPM Researcher

Dr Kiri Dell

Ngāto Porou
Lecturer
University of Auckland

Kiri is a lecturer in property in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Auckland. Her teaching focuses on Māori land issues and Māori entrepreneurship and business development. Kiri’s research and areas of expertise focuses on competitive Māori strategy, Māori economics and Māori business.

Dr Rawiri Tinirau

Te Āti Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe
Co-Director
Te Atawhai Te Ao

Rawiri is a graduate of Massey University and Co-Director of Te Atawhai o te Ao. He was previously Project Manager for MANU AO with the responsibility of implementing key projects, such as the Leadership Course and Academic Forums. 

Rawiri has expertise in Project management; Māori event management; Māori business and organisations; and Māori oral history. He has tribal affiliations to Te Āti Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāi Tūhoe.

Fiona Wiremu

Tūhoe, Ngāti Ranginui
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Fiona is Chairperson of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua and Med Central (Whakatāne medical practice) and is also an executive director at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Her research interests are focused on Māori health outcomes and economic initiatives.

Dr Hinekura Smith

Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Awa
Emerging Researchers' Leader
The University of Auckland

Dr Hinekura Smith (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Awa) is NPM's Emerging Researchers’ Leader, providing further national leadership and coordination of MAI Te Kupenga and developing and nurturing initiatives that contribute to the outcomes and objectives of NPM’s Capability and Capacity Strategy.

Dr Marama Muru-Lanning

Waikato-Ngāti Maniapoto
Senior Research Fellow
The University of Auckland

Marama holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Auckland. She is a Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director at the James Henare Māori Research Centre. Marama also advises on elderly health projects in the School of Population Health.

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