The Team

Donald Ripia

Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa

Contact Details:

Phone: +64 9 921 999 extn 6578


MPhil, MBA

Research Areas:

Learning and teaching

Current research projects

Internally funded

Project 1:   Whakamanawa te mātauranga, funded by a faculty contestable research grant

A collaborative project, Whakamanawa te mātauranga: Decolonising the STEM space and (re) imaging curriculum and practice through Māori and Pacific knowledge in STEM subjects and disciplines to empower Indigenous students is led by Dr Hazel Abraham.  The research team members are Dr Hazel Abraham (project lead), Professor Tania Ka’ai,  Tania Smith-Henderson, Donald Ripia (Te Ipukarea Research Institute), Professor Tek Tjing Lie, Dr Junior Nomani (School of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences), Thomas Watts (School of Communication Studies).