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Derrylea Hardy

Research Officer

School of People, Environment and Planning

I am a full-time researcher, seconded to the School of People Environment and Planning. My main area of research interest is in integrative wellbeing, which takes into consideration the economic, environmental, social and cultural factors associated with sustainable wellbeing, which is also the focus of my PhD.

I have been involved in externally-funded bicultural research programmes for over 12 years, including HRC-funded mental health research, FRST-funded sustainability research, and MBIE-funded collaborative research into the restoration of terrestrial and coastal ecoysystem services of importance to iwi and hapu.


Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 356 9099 xtn 2620
    Location: 5.26, Social Science Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Bicultural Research


Knowledge Uptake

Ecological Economics

Sustainable Development

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Restoration


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Built Environment And Design (120000):
Ecological Economics (149902): Economics (140000):
Environmental Science and Management (050200): Environmental Sciences (050000):
Environmental Sociology (160802):
Other Economics (149900):
Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000):
Urban and Regional Planning (120500)


Bicultural Research


Knowledge Uptake

Ecological Economics

Sustainable Development

Ecosystem Services

Coastal Ecosystem Restoration

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Team Member 1 2

Completed Projects

Project Title: Enhancing Coastal Ecosystems for Iwi - Manaaki Taha Moana

Manaaki Taha Moana (MTM) is a research programme to restore and enhance coastal ecosystems and their services of importance to iwi, through a better knowledge of these ecosystems and the degradation processes that affect them. We are utilising Western Science and M?tauranga Maori knowledge, as well as participatory modelling tools and processes, to assist iwi/hapu to evaluate and define preferred options for enhancing/restoring coastal ecosystems. This evaluation of options will be assisted by the development of innovative IT and decision support tools (for example: digital libraries, simulation modelling, interactive mapping, 3D depiction, real-time monitoring) by Waka Digital. Action plans are being produced for improving coastal ecosystems in each rohe. The research team aims to work closely with iwi/hapu in the case study regions to develop tools and approaches to facilitate the uptake of this knowledge and its practical implementation. Mechanisms will also be put in place to facilitate uptake amongst other iwi throughout NZ.
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Date Range: 2009 - 2015

Funding Body: Foundation for Research, Science & Technology

Project Team:

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