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Dr Lilley has primary research interests in Māori/indigenous information behaviour, and the impact of new technologies on traditional Māori knowledge structures, His teaching focuses on New Zealand race and ethnic relations, indigenous research methodologies and how information technology is contributing to innovation in the organisation, dissemination and expression of indigenous knowledge. He identifies as a bi-cultural New Zealander, with affiliations to Te Āti Awa, Muaūpoko, Ngāpuhi, Samoa and the United Kingdom.He has 30 years experience in libraries and academia and has published in leading national and international journals and delivered research presentations at major international conferences.
Indigenous Information Access
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Human Information Behaviour (080703): Information And Computing Sciences (080000): Library and Information Studies (080700):
Race and Ethnic Relations (160803): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)
Dr Spencer Lilley is a Senior Lecturer (Māori Education) and Associate Head of School at Te Pūtahi a Toi. He identifies as a bi-cultural New Zealander, with affiliations to Te Āti Awa, Muaūpoko, Ngāpuhi, Samoa and the United Kingdom. Dr Lilley's main areas of teaching are related to race and ethinic relations, indigenous research methods, and the interface between indigenous knowledge and information technology. His research focuses on Māori information behaviour, bicultural evaluation, and the impact that social media has on race relations discourse in New Zealand. He is highly regarded in the national and international library and information studies research community, having been the recipient of awards from Fulbright - Nga Pae o te Maramatanga and the Claude McCarthy Trust. In the last quarter of 2015, Dr Lilley was appointed as the Dodson Visiting Professor in Indigenous Information at the School of Library, Archical and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, Dr Lilley has had his research published in leading national and international journals and has presented and shared his work at major international conference and leading universities.