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Dr Tara McAllister (Te Aitanga a Māhaki) is a scientist, interdisciplinary scholar and a mother, with expertise spanning freshwater ecology to racism in the tertiary sector. Her research has sought to address the underrepresentation of Indigenous scholars in academia. She earned a Bachelor of Science in ecology and biodiversity and marine biology from the Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD in water resource management from the University of Canterbury.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington


  • 2018 
    University of Canterbury, PhD