Mr Māui Hudson

Māui Hudson

Senior Research Fellow

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

Iwi: Whakatōhea, Ngā Ruahine, Te Māhurehure

About Māui

Maui Hudson is from Whakatōhea, Ngā Ruahine and Te Māhurehure, and is a research developer and interdisciplinary researcher based at the University of Waikato.  He holds Senior Research Fellow positions within the Environmental Research Institute in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Maori and Indigenous Governance Centre in the Faculty of Law. He has worked in the research sector for over 10 years in both CRI and University settings, is a member of the Whakatohea Maori Trust Board and a trustee/director on a number of their iwi entities.  He has expertise in strategic thinking and innovation planning particularly around R&D for Maori collectives.

Research Interests

Maui has a diverse range of research interests in the area of the interface between matauranga Maori and science, ethics & new technologies, traditional medicine, and Maori economic development.  Maui has been a member of a number of ethics and advisory committees and was a co-author of Te Ara Tika: Guidelines on Māori Research Ethics – A framework for researchers and ethics committee members.  He is the principal investigator for an HRC funded project developing cultural guidelines for biobanking and genomic research and an MBIE funded project on integration of matauranga Maori and science in the context of freshwater management.  Maui is also a key researcher on a NPM funded project 'Optimising the Maori in Maori Economic Development' and a co-lead for the Implementation of He Mauri Ohooho Maori Economic Development Strategy for the Bay of Connections.

Contact Details

Phone: +64 7 838 4028