NPM Researcher

Dr Hinemoa Elder

Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi
Psychiatrist
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.

Dr Ella Henry

Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa
Senior Lecturer
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Ella Henry has a background in Sociology, Māori Studies, Management Studies and Māori Development. Her PhD focused on Māori entrepreneurship in screen production, and her Masters on Māori women and leadership.

Dr Henry has been actively involved in the Māori screen industry, serving as Chair of Nga Aho Whakaari, the Association of Māori in Screen Production.

Dr Elana Taipapaki Curtis

Ngāti Rongomai, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Arawa
Senior Lecturer Medical - Te Kupenga Hauora Māori
University of Auckland

Dr Elana Taipapaki Curtis is a Public Health Physician currently working as Senior Lecturer Medical at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland. 

She is Director Vision 20:20 which provides academic leadership of Hikitia Te Ora - Certificate in Health Sciences (bridging/foundation education for Māori and Pacific), Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS, admission and retention support for Māori and Pacific students) and the Whakapiki Ake Project (WAP, Māori recruitment). 

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