Tammy Tauroa

Tammy Tauroa

Business Manager

Qualifications: BA PGDipDev MA(Hons)

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Iwi: Ngāti Kurī

About Tammy

Tammy has worked in a number of capacities at the University of Waikato. She has extensive experience in building operational and research systems and processes, senior project management experience, and a strong commitment to working in Indigenous research contexts. Tammy has interests in developing strategic plans and business frameworks with focus on models of continuous improvement and sustainability. She has also worked in areas of communication, public relations, and provides leadership in developing marketing and external engagement initiatives. 

In 2013 she was awarded a Rangahau Hauora Award from the Health Research Council of New Zealand, where she developed additional research capacity whilst working as the Project Manager for the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga research funded project 'Tiakina te Pā Harakeke: Traditional Māori Childrearing in a context of Whānau ora'. Tammy completed a Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma in Development studies and a Master of Arts from The School of Māori and Pacific Development.

She was previously the Manager of The Institute of Professional Learning, and in 2016 joined Te Kotahi Research Institute as the Business Manager.

Research Interests

Pihama, L., Lee, J., Te Nana, R., Campbell, D., Greensill, H., Tauroa, T. (2015) Whānau as a site of wellbeing. Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research. Tensions and Positionings. Rouledge.

Contact Details

Room: 194H.G.03
Phone: 078384671
Cellphone: 0275242249