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Dr Jeremy Hapeta PhD, MEd, BEd

Research Development Advisor - Maori

Research Operations


Contact details

  • Ph: 3569099 x 83820
    Location: Courtyard Complex, Lower barn 1.25A
    Campus: Turitea


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2019)
  • Master of Education - Massey University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Education - Massey University (2001)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Sport for Development (SFD); Sport for Social Change; Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Games Sense Pedagogy; Rugby; Māori culture; Inclusion; Developing Team Culture; Social justice; Athlete-centred, player empowering Pedagogy; Hauora and wellbeing; Kaupapa Māori research; Māori models of wellbeing and Health Promotion.


21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management) (130205): Maori Education (excl. Early Childhood and Primary Education) (130310): Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210):
Physical Sciences (020000):
Special Education and Disability (130312): Specialist Studies in Education (130300): Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)

Consultancy and Languages


  • 2014-2017 - School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition
    PE Lecturer, PE Major Team Leader


  • French
    Last used: 2012
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work
  • Japanese
    Last used: 2008
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work
  • Te Reo Maori
    Last used: Everyday
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Average
  • Italian
    Last used: Everyday
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Average

Teaching and Supervision

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Michelle Greene - Doctor of Philosophy
    Physical Education (PE) as a pathway to empowerment of young people in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Media and Links


  • 31 Oct 2015 - Newspaper
    Difference between '91 and now: 15kg
    Australian Financial Review newspaper article. Reporter: Luke Malpass
  • 30 Jun 2017 - Radio, Online
    Call to kick 'Pākehā narrative' in NZ rugby
    Article from the World in Union (NZ) conference presentation
  • 20 Oct 2011 - Newspaper
    Leaner, meaner All Blacks evolve into robo-players
    Rugby World Cup 2011: leaner, meaner All Blacks are evolving into 'robo-players', reveals study. Researchers at Massey University compared the physiques of the 2005 All Blacks side to the "The Origina
  • 18 Jun 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Is nature or nurture behind the Barrett brothers'
    Newspaper article on the nature or nurture debate in Rugby?
  • 17 May 2014 - Newspaper
    Rugby: Blues 'lacking team culture'
    National Sports News: The Blues probably lack a genuine team culture and departing Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett failed to understand the region he represented, according to Massey rugby researcher Je
  • 17 May 2014 - Newspaper
    Rugby: Chiefs - secrets of the winners
    National Sports news: Maori culture is foundation of back-to-basics franchise's success, researcher discovers. An academic has lifted the lid on how the Chiefs have won Super Rugby titles, highlightin
  • 11 Feb 2019 - Newspaper
    Misuse of haka Ka Mate 'tramples' on mana
    News paper article in the NZ Herald
  • 09 Apr 2021 - Television
    Iwi of Ka Mate creator concerned NZ Rugby have not
    TV1 6pm News bulletin
  • 05 Feb 2019 - Radio
    Jeremy Hapeta Ka Mate Lead Researcher
    Waatea Radio interview - Podcast
  • 05 Feb 2019 - Radio
    Inappropriate haka use: 'It was mana-diminishing'
    Radio interview