Dr Glover is a Māori behavioural scientist with over 25 years of experience in tobacco control and over 100 scientific papers. She is recognized internationally for her advocacy on tobacco harm reduction and was a recipient of an Outstanding Advocate Award from the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) at the 2018 Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw. She is an INNCO scientific advisor and an associate member of the New Nicotine Alliance UK.
Previously Marewa was a Professor of Public Health at Massey University and Chair of End Smoking NZ. In 2017, she was a Finalist in the 2017 Women of Influence Awards. Other health topics Dr Glover has researched include obesity, breastfeeding, assisted human reproduction and interpersonal violence. Dr Glover specialises in indigenous and kaupapa Māori health research methodology and qualitative analysis. She also develops and trials pragmatic interventions to be delivered within Indigenous communities. She is currently an Associate Investigator on the A Better Start, National Science Challenge. In recognition of Marewa’s contribution to society, she is a Finalist in the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year 2019 Award.