Professor Linda Smith is a leading international authority on indigenous education and health, and is particularly well-known for her book “Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples”. She is a member of the Marsden Fund, serves on New Zealand’s Health Research Council, chairing the Māori Health Research Committee, and is past president of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education. She has extensive experience in building Māori and indigenous research capacity, and has helped establish three research institutes - including Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.Māui Hudson
Māui Hudson has qualifications in Ethics and Māori Health. In his role as a research developer he works with iwi to develop proposals, and provides cultural and ethical advice to researchers. He is a member of the Health Research Council’s Ethics Committee and co-authored Te Ara Tika: Guidelines on Māori Research Ethics - a framework for researchers and ethics committee members. Māui’s own research is focused on ethics, traditional healing and the interface between Mātauranga Māori and Science.
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