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Bev Tso Hong

Kaitūhono – Ethnic Research Engagement Lead

Bev firmly believes in community research led by communities as a powerful evidence platform to be used by communities themselves and broader programme, and policy decision-makers to move towards a more equitable, engaged, and inclusive Aotearoa. Bev brings many years of experience as a mixed methods public policy researcher and evaluator to this role. She is passionate about the need to value different ways of knowing and ways of working to convey the contexts, experiences and unique mātauranga of diverse communities.  

Bev is of fourth-generation Chinese descent living in Aotearoa. Bev is an active member of the Chinese New Zealand community and has been involved in activities such as co-leading the Aotearoa Poster Competition 2020, presenting to groups about diverse Chinese communities in Aotearoa, and more recently helping to share the story of the sinking of the SS Ventnor in1902 off Hokianga harbour at the New Zealand Chinese Association heritage initiative at Waitangi alongside Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

Bev loves living in Wellington and in particular walking the Eastern Bay walkways with her dog Mochi.

I love how easy it is to have nature surround me, connect with what has gone before, and be captured by the amazing sea views”

You can find Bev’s researcher story here

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