Meet our doctoral candidates

Meet doctoral candidates from across the University and find out what it is like to undertake graduate research at our world-leading institution.

Nona sitting no the steps of his marae.

Nona's PhD focuses on more efficient collaboration between Māori communities and non-Māori parties to utilise and develop geothermal resources.

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Mina is an international doctoral candidate researching how very young children demonstrate agency and competency in decision-making.

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Daniel Lovatt stands smiling against a grey wall.

Doctor of Education graduate Maia works as a lecturer in Te Puna Wānanga The School of Māori and Indigenous Education.

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Avinash wears a long white coat and smiles.

Doctor of Medicine graduate Avinash is the inaugural Global Cancer Disparities Fellow and works as a surgeon in oncology.

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Sjoerd headshot.

Sjoerd van Ballegooy gained a PhD in Civil Engineering and is now Technical Director at Tonkin + Taylor.

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