Name: Jodie Hunter, Cook Island (Kuki Airani) from Aitutaki and Manihiki

Discipline: Mathematics Education

University/Year: Plymouth University, 2014

Current Position: Associate Professor, Massey University

Research Interests: Mathematics education, culturally sustaining mathematics pedagogy,social justice and equity in mathematics education


Dr. Jodie Hunter is a Kuki Airani (Cook Island) New Zealander. She began her career as a primary school teacher before becoming a research fellow in mathematics and statistics at University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom. Dr Hunter completed her Ph.D in mathematics education from University of Plymouth. She is currently an Associate Professor at Massey University and a Rutherford Discovery Fellow who co-leads a large-scale professional development project focused on mathematics in schools in New Zealand, Niue, and the Cook Islands.

Dr. Hunter’s research interests include culturally sustaining mathematics pedagogy, funds of knowledge in mathematics for Pacific people and social justice and equity in mathematics education. Dr Hunter was a Fulbright Research Scholar at University of Arizona in 2015/2016. She was the recipient of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia’s 2015 Practical Implications award and the Massey University Early Career Research Medal in 2016.