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Jeremy William Hapeta

Lecturer in Physical Education, Massey University

Doctorate in Health (Sport & Exercise)
Masters in Education (2nd Class Honours)
Post Graduate Diploma in Physical Education
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)
Dr Hapeta is a Physical Education Lecturer at Massey University, but is currently on secondment with the Office of Research and Enterprise as their Research Development Advisor – Māori. A fully registered teacher, Jeremy previously taught in Primary, Intermediate and Secondary (High) schools. He also played top-level rugby in NZ and professionally in Japan and France. He also coached Rugby in Italy and NZ. His research interests include:
Kaupapa Māori methodology, Sport for Development; Team Culture; Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Games Sense pedagogy. He also serves on two Academic Reference groups for Sport New Zealand.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Physical Education, Massey University


  • 2019 
    Massey University, Doctor of Philosophy