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Cherryl Waerea-i-te-rangi Smith, PhD (Ngati Apa, Whanganui, Te Aitanga a Hauiti)

Director, Te Atawhai o te Ao

Has over 20 years experience working in the area of Kaupapa Māori research across the environment, health and education sectors. Graduated from the University of Auckland with a PhD in Education.

Leads the Health Research Council funded programme of research He Kokonga Whare: Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing – A study of the ways that historical trauma has impacted on Māori and the ways that Māori view health and wellbeing generationally.

“What I love most about this organisation is that the wellbeing of our people is at the heart of every person who works here, we want to see things improve for our people.”