Dr Hinemoa Elder on Women in Science Leadership

Te rerenga o Hui Te Rangiora: Following in the footsteps of Hui Te Rangiora. Homeward Bound, Women in Science Leadership, Antarctica

Dr Hinemoa Elder (Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi) is the first indigenous alumna of the Homeward Bound project, a global women’s leadership programme taking 1000 women in science to Antarctica over 10 years. 

In this recent Brain Research New Zealand webinar, she shared her experiences in Antarctica and discussed her thoughts on female voices and leadership in science.


Dr Elder is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, a Consultant Psychiatrist at Starship Hospital and Māori Strategy Leader at BRNZ. She has many years of experience in the areas of indigenous issues pertaining to mental health and rehabilitation, child and adolescent psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, youth forensic psychiatry, collaborative community research and implementation of Māori concepts of neurodegenerative conditions. 


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