My research interests are primarily in the area of Maori education, including all aspects of te reo Maori, bilingual and immersion education from birth, early childhood and compulsory schooling to tertiary and lifelong learning. I am also interested in indigenous education and providing for the needs of diverse learners. I have led and been involved in Ngai Tahu tribal education and te reo initiatives over the past ten years. I am also involved in pan-tribal education initiatives at the local, regional and national level as well as developing links with indigenous communities in Pacific Rim countries.
I am currently working on language and cultural documentation projects with six Ngāi Tahu Rūnanga Communities producing resources in te reo Māori of significance to those rūnanga.
My main research is working in collaboration with Ngai Tahu Rūnanga communities to enhance tribal ecologies.