Tahu Kukutai

Tahu Kukutai

Principal Investigator

 

Tahu Kukutai is Professor of Demography at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis. She was raised in Ngaruawahia, where she lives with her husband and three children, and affiliates to Ngāti Tiipa, Ngāti Kinohaku, Ngāti Mahanga and Te Aupōuri. Tahu specialises in Māori and Indigenous demographic research and has written extensively on issues of Māori population change, Māori identity and official statistics. She co-edited Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Toward an Agenda and is a founding member of the Māori Data Sovereignty Network Te Mana Raraunga. Tahu has undertaken research for numerous Indigenous communities and Government agencies. She is a member of the Chief Science Advisors Forum and the Child Wellbeing Strategy Reference Group that is informing the development of the Government’s first child wellbeing strategy. Tahu has degrees in history, sociology and demography from the University of Waikato and Stanford University. She was previously a journalist. More about Tahu.