Ngai Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury
John focuses his research on the development of applied models for first nations economic and social development that draw upon indigenous knowledge and traditions. The models have been developed in partnership with hapu, iwi, and government agencies. John considers housing to be a central pillar of Maori economic and cultural self-determination. He is a director, and advisor to, several research centres and programmes, and works as an independent consultant and Senior Research Fellow within the Ngai Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury.