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Dr Craig Rofe

Dr Craig Rofe

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Biography

I have always been interested in physics as a way to explain the deep workings of the world and was given an amazing opportunity in working alongside Sir Paul Callaghan as his PhD student. He would always comment that he envied how I had Māori whakapapa and wished he was part of this rich connection to Aotearoa.

Ultimately this whakapapa has lead me through the field of educational research to government care services for our tamariki  and rangatahi, a large proportion of who are Māori. The analytical skills I have learnt in applied physics, combined with Māori ontology, are helping me support our mokopuna in their difficult journey  

The MacDiarmid institute has given me support in engaging students and community with both science and Māori knowledge and I hope to maintain my connection with the institute. 

I have always been interested in physics as a way to explain the deep workings of the world.

Dr Craig Rofe

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