NPM Researcher

Associate Professor Joanne Baxter

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Waitaha
Associate Dean (Māori) and Associate Professor of Māori Health
Dunedin School of Medicine - University of Otago

Joanne is a public health medicine specialist with research interests in Māori health workforce development, Māori mental health, Māori child and youth health, hazardous drinking among tertiary students and health inequalities.

Joanne has current research collaborations with the Injury Prevention Research Unit (Hazardous drinking project) and the New Zealand Mental Health Epidemiology Survey team.

Associate Professor Jo Smith

School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies

Jo's research examines the socio-political power of media technologies with a primary focus on how colonial histories inform contemporary media practices. She has developed her research profile across three interrelated fields (Indigenous, Postcolonial, and Settler Colonial Studies) to ask new questions about the ways in which media technologies, institutions and aesthetic practices help shape notions of identity, nationhood and community.

Dr Hinemoa Elder

Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Dr Hinemoa Elder is a mother of two from Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri and Ngāpuhi nui tonu. She works as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in private practice. She is a deputy member of the Mental Health Review Tribual and on the list of Medical Consultants under the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act 2003.  

Dr Erica Williams

Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Whānau a Āpanui
Scientist - Māori Environmental Research (Te Kūwaha)
NIWA - Taihoro Nukurangi

Erica (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Whānau ā Apanui) started at NIWA in 1995. After completing a MSc (University of Waikato) developing a blue mussel embryo-larval toxicity test, she spent a number of years in the NIWA freshwater fisheries team. Here she gained skills in fish population studies, the downstream migration adult eels and fish passage through culverts.