Associate Professor Sandra L. Morrison

Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato. Hamilton

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Tribal affiliations are: Ngāti Whakaue (Rotorua area); Maniapoto (Otorohanga area) and Ngāti Rārua/ Ngāti Tama ( Top of the South Is).


Sandy’s research and professional specialty focuses on adult education, education for sustainability including climate change and environmental issues and the application of indigenous models in addressing developmental issues to improve livelihoods for indigenous peoples and peoples of the Pacific.

Sandy is the Vision Mātauranga (VM) project leader for the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate and works with the Challenge Leadership Team to ensure that the VM perspective is strong and present at every level within the Challenge. The VM programme has funded eight research projects over the past five years and is preparing for Phase Two of the research programme.

Sandy is the President of ICAE, International Council for Adult Education, a global NGO which advocates for the right of adults to education and lifelong learning and was inducted into the International Adult and Community Education Hall of Fame by the University of Oklahoma in 2009.