Centre for Brain Research


Māori Advisory Group to the Centre for Brain Research

Rangahau te Roro me te Hinengaro


This Te Reo Māori name incorporates our vision for the centre. Although it literally means "Researching the Brain and the Mind", it can be better interpreted as "Weaving together our collective wisdom and knowledge of the brain."

Māori Advisory Group

Melanie Cheung

(Ngati Rangitihi, Te Arawa) PhD student with Professors Faull and Dragunow and the coordinator of the School of Biological Sciences Tuakana Programme

Dr Hinemoa Elder

(Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi) Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Hauora Waikato Group

Professor Richard Faull

(Ngati Rahiri, Te Atiawa) Director of the Centre for Brain Research and Professor of Anatomy at The University of Auckland

Naida Glavish

(Ngati Hine, Ngapuhi) Māori General Manager and Chief Tikanga Advisor for Auckland District Health Board; Chair of Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua

Associate Professor Papaarangi Reid

(Te Rawara) Tumuaki Deputy Dean Māori for the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at The University of Auckland

Dr Waiora Port

(Te Aopouri /Te Rarawa) Kaiarataki at Northern Genetic Services and Cultural Advisor to Te Kupenga O Hoturoa

Eru Thompson

(Te Waiohua, Te Kawerau a Maki, Ngati Te Ata, Tainui) Tikanga Pou Arahi (Cultural Advisor) to Waitakere City Council

Professor Mike Walker

(Whakatohea) Co-director Nga Pae o te Maramatanga National Institute of Research Excellence for Māori Development and Advancement and Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland