Professor Te Kani Kingi

Te Kani was an Associate Professor and Director Māori at Massey University in Wellington and has a specialist interest in mental health research, psychometrics, and Māori health. He has formally been an executive member of the New Zealand Public Health Association, the Mental Health Advocacy Coalition, the National Ethics Advisory Committee, The National Health Committee, The Public Health Advisory Committee, and past Chair of the New Zealand Mental Health Commission. He is currently a member of Statistics New Zealand’s Māori Advisory Board, the Health Research Council, and AKO Aotearoa Assessment Committees, the New Zealand Pharmacy Council, Nga Pae o te Māramatanga International Research Advisory Panel, and Chair of Te Rau Puawai Mental Health Scholarship scheme. He is also a member of the Families Commission Whānau Reference Group. Te Kani was born and raised in Poroporo and was educated at St Stephen’s School in Bombay. He attended both Waikato and Massed University.