Assoc. Prof. Māui Hudson

Iwi: Whakatōhea, Ngā Ruahine, Te Māhurehure

Qualifications: BHSc(Physiotherapy) AIT, MHSc(Ethics) AUT

Associate Professor / Manukura

Research Interests

Māori research ethics, traditional medicine, interface of mātauranga Māori and science, Māori innovation, Māori implementation science, Māori economic development, Māori health

Māui is an interdisciplinary researcher who focuses on the application of mātauranga Māori to decision-making across a range of contemporary contexts from new technologies to health, the environment to innovation. He leads projects funded through the HRC, MBIE and the National Science Challenges (Healthier Lives, Science for Technological Innovation) in collaboration with researchers from a range of units across the university (Environmental Research Institute, Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre, National Institute for Demography and Economic Analysis, Department of Management Communication) and beyond.

Māui supports Māori to engage in the research sector and advocates for opportunities through Te Mana Raraunga: Māori Data Sovereignty Network, Te Tira Rangahau Hauora (Māori researchers in the Health related National Science Challenges) and Te Waka o Tamarereti (Māori with expertise in Genomic, Informatics and Technology).

About Me

Māui affiliates to Te Whakatohea, Ngā Ruahine, and Te Māhurehure.  He is a member of the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board, a director on Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea and Eastern Seafarms Ltd, as well as the Māori Advisory Group for He Mauri Ohooho: Māori Economic Development Strategy for the Bay of Connections.


Maori; Maori Research; Science


Papers Taught

TIKA363 - Mana Motuhake: Tribal Regeneration

Recent Publications

  • Oetzel, J., Scott, N., Hudson, M., Masters-Awatere, B., Rarere, M., Foote, J., . . . Ehau, T. (2017). Implementation framework for chronic disease intervention effectiveness in Maori and other indigenous communities. Globalization and Health, 1-13. doi:10.1186/s12992-017-0295-8

  • Hudson, M. L., Farrar, D., & McLean, L. (2016). Tribal data sovereignty: Whakatohea rights and interests. In T. Kukutai, & J. Taylor (Eds.), Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Toward an Agenda (pp. 157-178). Canberra: CAEPR Research Monograph Series, ANU Press.

  • Hudson, M. L., Milne, M., Russell, K., Smith, B., Reynolds, P., & Atatoa-Carr, P. (2016). The development of guidelines for indigenous research ethics in Aotearoa/New Zealand.. In A. Drugge (Ed.), Ethics in Indigenous Research, Past Experiences – Future Challenges (pp. 157-174). Umea, Sweden: Vaartoe Centre for Sami Research, Umea University.

  • Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Boulton, A., Stewart, A., Potaka-Osborne, G., & Hudson, M. L. (2015). Mā mahi ka ora: By work, we prosper - traditional healers and workforce development. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1420).

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Contact Details

Phone: +64 7 838 4028
Cellphone: +64 272061183