Kaupapa Māori Research Advisor
Tepora has had a connection with Toi Ohomai’s different legacy organisations, and has been a champion of research and higher education at Mokoia Campus for more than 22 years. She was the programme leader for staff development programmes, has been an academic advisor, and was the academic lead for the Master of Applied Professional Studies, teaching in adult teaching and mentoring and leadership.
Tepora has been in her current role as Kaupapa Māori Research Advisor and researcher since the inception of Toi Ohomai two years ago and has been involved in two large, externally funded research projects which encapsulate Toi Ohomai values, and commitment to support our communities in the region. Her role provides designated research development support, and advice, to staff members engaging in research - including peer review of their proposals.
Tepora is a member of the Ministry of Health Ethics Committee for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ECART) and is a peer reviewer for the Health Research Council of New Zealand.