Pauline Harris

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine

From Rongomaiwahine and has completed a Masters Degree in Astronomy and a PhD in Astrophysics at Canterbury University. She is currently a Te Tipu Pῡtaiao Postdoctoral Award holder from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University, where she is dedicated to searching for extra-solar planets and the collation and revitalisation of Maori Astronomical star lore. Pauline has been involved in the revitalisation of Maori star lore for the past 7 years, where she has given many talks pertaining to Maori Astronomy and Matariki/Puanga all around the country and overseas. She is involved with Maori research in other areas such as the relationship between, Science and Matauranga, as well as more specialized areas such as ethics in biotechnology. Dr Harris has co-authored two books, and published in a wide variety of forums.

Biographical sources

  • 4 November 2016
  • 4 November 2016


  • "Responsible research and the media trap." MAI review (2009): 3.