Conor Twyford

I currently work for Enviroschools and Arts Access Aotearoa in team development and policy roles.

My passion for the environment was ignited in the late 1980s when working as a young fisherwoman on the Great Barrier Reef. My experiences at sea compelled me to undertake a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science. I later trained as an artist.

I’ve had a long and varied career, spanning community development, small arms research, union organising and campaigning, and work to support survivors of sexual abuse. I have a Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management, and my Master’s thesis explored education union members’ perspectives on tamariki-centred climate action. In 2023 I’m commencing a PhD focused on child rights and climate change.

Mātauranga Māui and Mōkū Te Ao: An exploration of how NZEI Te Riu Roa member leaders’ perspectives on climate activism align with the union’s philosophy of Mōkū Te Ao

NZCOSS: The Story of a National Social Service Umbrella Organisation

Ethnic Group
New Zealand European
Bachelor Degree, Masters Degree, Post-Graduate Diploma
Area of Expertise
Non-profit Sector

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