TPM Whānau is a network for Te Pūnaha Matatini’s emerging scientists. We are an active transdisciplinary community, with a shared interest in complex systems and networks, comprising postgraduate students, postdocs and early career researchers from all over New Zealand. Te Pūnaha Matatini Whānau is a meeting place for us to share our skills and develop new skills, in particular leadership and entrepreneurship, and acquire the tools needed to become successful scientists and entrepreneurs in Aotearoa New Zealand.
While many of our members have supervisors or colleagues affiliated with Te Pūnaha Matatini, our Whānau is an inclusive group and we welcome anyone who feels their research aligns with one or more of Te Pūnaha Matatini’s research themes and is keen to be involved.
Many of our members are undertaking transdisciplinary research which can make it difficult to fit in to any one department at their institute. By belonging to our Whānau network our members can feel part of a collective and meet other researchers who share their interest in complex systems and networks.
TPM Whānau provides a space for collaboration and skill-sharing, and we encourage our members to take an active role in shaping our goals and activities. We organise a range of seminars and workshops with the aim to encourage networking, to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and for outreach. Activities are held all over Aotearoa New Zealand and we offer a limited amount of travel funding to support attendance at Whānau events.
You can apply to join the Whānau via our application form.
Immediate Past Chair