Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Professor
Te Kotahi Institute, The University of Waikato

Professor Linda Smith is a leading international authority on indigenous education and health, and is particularly well-known for her book “Decolonising 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.