Research Developer (Māori Engagement)
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Vanessa (Waikato-Tainui; Ngāti Tīpa, Ngāti Āmaru and Ngāti Tahinga) joined Research & Enterprise in May 2020. Her role is to develop external relationships and support researchers to engage effectively with iwi and hapū, Māori communities and organisations, and strengthen research alignment with Vision Mātauranga.
She obtained a Masters of Management Studies in 1998 and has spent the majority of her career in the Information and Communications Technology sector in Hong Kong, the UK, Australia, and the USA. Since returning to NZ in 2011, Vanessa has held a variety of roles in the private and public sectors. Her research interests include Māori data sovereignty and entrepreneurship.