Dr Tristram Ingham

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou

Tristram trained as a medical doctor at the University of Otago and works as a clinical Epidemiologist. His expertise is focused on health systems achieving equity for Māori, combining Kaupapa Māori research methods into his clinical and epidemiological research.

Prof Linda Nikora

Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāi Tūhoe

Professor, Indigenous Studies, and co-director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, University of Auckland. Linda is a respected Senior Māori researcher with expertise in Māori wellbeing, identity and self-determination. Linda has vast expertise in kaupapa Māori research, and advises on all aspects of māturanga Māori, and identity of tāngata whaikaha.

Prof Andrew Sporle

Ngāti Apa, Rangitane, Te Rarawa

Andrew is an Epidemiologist with the University of Auckland and works designing research and big data projects. He has experience developing initiatives to address inequities in social and health research, Māori workforce development as well as official statistics research in the public, & private sectors. He is also a founding member of Te Mana Rauranga - the Māori data sovereignty network.

Dr Huhana Hickey

Ngāti Tahinga, Tainui, Ngai Tai

Huhana is an independent human rights legal consultant (Pukenga Consultancy) and disability researcher and advocate. Huhana has a long-standing interest in the human rights of people from marginal backgrounds and the consequences of discrimination. Her work with the United Nations prior to the signing of the UNCRPD led to the inclusion of indigenous people with disabilities.

Paula King

Te Aūpouri, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto

Paula is a public health clinician and researcher with Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, University of Otago. She has experience in Māori health policy and expertise in researching Māori approaches to co-design with rangatahi and supporting them to be leaders within their communities.

Gabrielle Baker


Māori health and equity policy consultant and director of Baker Consulting Ltd. Gabrielle has extensive expertise in Māori health policy leadership roles. Her focus is on work that supports a pro-equity and anti-racist health system that works for Māori.

Dr Meredith Perry

Meredith is an experienced physiotherapist and researcher with expertise in accessible environments, and disability research. She has lived experience of navigating barriers within the health and education sectors as a mother of two children with disability. She is an active member of disability NGOs including the Blind Foundation, Parents of Visually Impaired, & Sensory Integration Network.

Dr Barry Milne

Barry is the director of CoMPASS (Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences), at the University of Auckland. He is experienced in health and wellbeing outcomes using data from surveys. Importantly has led numerous surveys e.g. E Tū Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei survey, in collaboration with the James Henare Māori Research Centre, co-designed with iwi members through a series of hui.

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