Dr Sophie Nock

Dr Sophie Nock

Dr Sophie Nock
Ngāti Kurī, University of Waikato

Biography

Dr Sophie Nock (Ngāti Kurī) is a fluent speaker of te reo Māori and a senior lecturer, in Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, the Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Studies, at University of Waikato. Sophie teaches and researches te reo Māori, and has published a number of articles in this area. She is an assistant researcher on the Ageing well, Kaumatua Mana Motuhake Project and an assistant researcher on BBHTC ‘He Kāinga Pai Rawa’ project. Her PhD thesis investigated the teaching and learning of te reo Māori in English-medium New Zealand secondary schools (13-18 years) in relation, to teaching materials, teaching methodologies, and teacher cognition. She brings experience and expertise in Māori epistemologies, Kaupapa Māori, tikanga Māori, and te reo Māori.