Professor Ratuva is a prolific, and internationally ranked researcher, working at the nexus of sociology, anthropology, politics, history, cultural studies, and post-colonial and development studies with particular research interests in ethno-nationalism and democracy, and the geopolitical setting and tension in the Pacific.
“Professor Millane is recognised as an outstanding researcher, educator and educational leader. His skills are diverse and his work is interdisciplinary,” Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Tuarua, and chair of the Selection Committee, Professor Ian Wright says.
"I enjoy interacting with and learning from all of the incredibly smart, generous and fun people I work with - doctoral students, postdocs and collaborators from around the world."
Distinguished Professor Mike Steel, Mathematics and Statistics, and Professor C. Michael Hall, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
"I was naturally delighted to be awarded the Research Medal. It reflects positively on the research depth of the Law School, so I am very pleased. It is certainly one of the highlights of my career."