The Research for Children Aotearoa collaborative brings together established Research Institutes, organisations, and communities to advance equitable, innovative, world-leading research for children. Proudly supported by Te Papa Hauora, this collaborative fosters research excellence across disciplines to strengthen impact across clinical, medical, sociological, and educational domains.
- Andrew DayProfessor Andrew Day, Cure Kids Chair of Paediatric Research at University of Otago Christchurch...
Professor Andrew Day, Cure Kids Chair of Paediatric Research at University of Otago Christchurch, is an academic paediatric gastroenterologist. Research interests include bowel diseases in children, nutrition and nutritional interventions and biomarkers of gut dysfunction.
- Matiu RatimaMatiu Tai Rātima (Whakatōhea/Ngāti Pūkeko) is a pukenga matua (senior lecturer) in Mātauranga Māori (Māori education) at UC in the School of Teacher Education.
Matiu Tai Rātima (Whakatōhea/Ngāti Pūkeko) is a pukenga matua (senior lecturer) in Mātauranga Māori (Māori education) at UC in the School of Teacher Education. Matiu is a former secondary school teacher and a father of three Māori/Samoan young men. He is a staunch advocate for te reo Māori and culturally responsive teaching in New Zealand schools.
He is the co-chair of Te Rū Rangahau (The Māori research laboratory) and publishes on culturally responsive teaching and learning and on the teaching and learning of te reo Māori. He is a keen surfer and all-round waterman and an active student and coach of Brazilian jujitsu.
- Jayne WhiteProfessor E. Jayne White has a life-long commitment to early years research and pedagogy in and beyond educational spaces.
Professor E. Jayne White has a life-long commitment to early years research and pedagogy in and beyond educational spaces. As co-lead of School of Teacher Education's Pedagogies of Possibilities Research Group, she advances research that goes beyond 'what is' to explore questions concerning 'what could be'. Jayne co-founded the Association for Visual Pedagogies, a society dedicated to visual scholarship in thought and practice where she holds a Fellowship and is also Editor-in-Chief of their journal called Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy.
Jayne also co-edits the international Springer book series Policy and Pedagogy with under three-year-olds and is a life-long Fellow of the Educational Philosophy Society of Australasia. These roles coalesce around Jayne's lingering commitment to creative ways of visibilising our youngest learners as dialogic partners in mutual becomings. To this end she has published over 200 scholarly papers, books and chapters and, additionally, translates many of these research insights for teachers to access in websites, memes, and video (e.g.
https://www.waikato.ac.nz/age-responsive/ and https://www.earlytransitions.com/