Dr Moeawa CallaghanKaiwhakahaere - Indigenous Programme Coordinator/Lecturer

  • PhD, MA, BTheol

Moeawa (Ngati Kahungunu, Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Porou) is a lecturer in Practical Theology and the Kaiwhakahaere (Coordinator/Lecturer) of the Indigenous Programme.

Moeawa’s teaches indigenous and majority world christologies and theologies and praxis methodologies. In her role as the Kaiwhakahaere Moeawa strives to ensure the Indigenous programme provides a strong and enduring infrastructure, and strong and enduring relationships, capabilities and service. As Postgraduate Administrator Moeawa works closely with postgraduate students on behalf of the Laidlaw Graduate School, providing academic guidance and administrative advice and support.

Moeawa is an experienced lecturer, programme co-ordinator, undergraduate and postgraduate academic supervisor and administrator. She has a background in Practical Theology, Christian Thought, and Maori and Indigenous Theology, particularly as they relate to social issues affecting church and society. Moeawa has extensive experience as a mentor for Maori students in tertiary educational environments and is familiar with tikanga Maori educational issues. She has a PhD in Theology (University of Auckland 2011), Master of Arts (Hons.), (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California 1999), Bachelor of Theology (University of Auckland 1997), Te Whare Wananga o Te Rau Kahikatea - Diploma Social Services 1993.

Her wider interest include wairuatanga and contemplative practises, walking, reading and being with family and friends.