Our newest staff member, Research Assistant Marcus-Rongowhitiao Shadbolt, graduated from the University of Canterbury this month with a Bachelor of Science majoring in biological sciences and philosophy.
Here, Marcus is pictured with his whānau at the ceremony. Already working with our kaumātua and regional leaders, we are looking forward to seeing Marcus’ work in future. Congratulations Marcus!
Marcus-Rongowhitiao Shadbolt’s biography
Marcus-Rongowhitiao Shadbolt is of Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Porou descent. Marcus has a Bachelor of Science Majoring in Biological sciences and Philosophy from the University of Canterbury.
Marcus is a recent University graduate who has a key interest in using both traditional scientific practices, as well as mātauranga Māori research practices. He has experience working alongside kaumātua as well as researchers at Canterbury and Lincoln Universities in the biosecurity, language and wider biological science space.