ANZEA/ Mā te Rae (Maori Evaluation Association)/ EvalIndigenous, New Zealand
Fiona is of Māori descent (Ngāti Pāhauwera), is the mother of one son and has a PhD from the University of Otago (Social and Developmental Psychology). She has over 25 years of Kaupapa Māori (by Māori, for Māori) research and evaluation experience with Māori and Iwi (tribal) organisations and communities, as well as with government agencies, district health boards, and philanthropic organisations. A large portion of this work involves the use of mixed or multiple methods in the pursuit of decolonisation, tribal sovereignty, and societal transformation. Her current evaluation work includes evaluations of services supporting the wellness of young Maori, and a 10-year longitudinal study of Māori and Pasifika student success. Fiona has completed and published papers on the findings from a longitudinal qualitative study of young Māori mothers (E Hine), and this year published a Sage volume with Jill Chouinard on culturally responsive approaches to evaluation.