View recipients of the Royal Society Te Apārangi Te Kōpūnui Māori Research Award.
The 2023 Te Kōpūnui Māori Research Award was presented to Dr Hinekura Smith (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Awa) for offering a way to think about the transforming changes Māori women create through deliberate and conscious actions to live ‘as Māori’.
|Melissa Derby (Ngāti Ranginui) for creating a culturally-responsive literacy programme aimed at strengthening bilingual preschool children’s early literacy skills in Te Reo Māori and English.
|Tara McAllister (Te Aitanga ā Māhaki) for her research into the underrepresentation and undervaluing of Māori academics.
|Karen Brewer (Whakatōhea, Ngaiterangi) for her work on Ngā Whāriki Kōrero, a kaupapa Māori speech-language therapy resource for whānau with communication difficulties following stroke, and the speech-language therapists who work with them.
|Michael Stevens (Ngāi Tahu) for his work within a small group of Māori scholars who have moved out of university appointments and into iwi-centred positions in order to develop fresh perspectives on Indigenous histories.
|Anne-Marie Jackson for community research forging new knowledge at the interface of mātauranga Māori and Physical Sciences.
|Mohi Rua for innovative research on poverty, homelessness and Māori men’s health which is redefining the field of indigenous psychology and challenging the relevance of mainstream Anglo-American psychology for Māori and other indigenous peoples.
|Arini Loader for pushing the boundaries of Māori Studies by incorporating history, linguistics and memory studies into her research.