I’ve been a researcher at Shared Landscapes – Intercultural Research & Engagement Services, based at Ōhiwa Harbour in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, since 2016. Locally, I have led various environment and history education projects working closely with tāngata whenua, community groups and agencies in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, above all the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana and the Ōhiwa Harbour Strategy Implementation Forum in particular.
In addition, I contract to Te Arawhiti – Office for Māori-Crown Relations; I have completed a number of research reports in the context of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act claims process. I have provided historic research services to Te Ākitai Waiohua in Tāmaki Makaurau. I also work as a researcher for the Waitangi Tribunal.
Area of Expertise: environmental history, Māori, Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act, Treaty of Waitangi, ethnographyArea of Expertise: Maori, Takutai Moana Marine and Coastal Area claims, ethnography, education, governance kaitikitanga
Qualifications: PhD in Cultural Anthropology