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Dr Helen Potter

Dr Helen Potter
Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi

Biography

Helen Potter (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi) has been involved in kaupapa Māori research for 20 years – predominantly in the fields of Māori education, adult learning, whānau wellbeing, and more recently, in Māori health, housing, and environmental wellbeing. She has worked as a research manager and senior advisor for the Māori Party and Mana Movement in Parliament and also as a senior researcher in Te Wāhanga, the kaupapa Māori research unit at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. She has a Bachelor of Science and Technology from the University of Waikato, and an Honours degree and PhD in Sociology from Massey University.