Dr. Simon Lambert PhD Associate Professor Department of Indigenous Studies, and Executive Director, NEIHR National Coordinating Centre
Dr. Simon Lambert is an Indigenous (Māori) researcher from Aotearoa New Zealand and is a member of the Tūhoe and Ngāti Ruapani tribes. He is a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, and the Executive Director of the NEIHR National Coordinating Centre, which supports the nine NEIHR networks across Canada. Following the 2011 earthquakes in Christchurch, Simon’s research has focused on disaster risk reduction and emergency management with Indigenous communities, with particular interest in urban Indigenous groups. Lately he has been collaborating with international Indigenous colleagues to promote Indigenous voices at the UN Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Pan-American Health Organization-sponsored Indigenous Knowledge and disaster risk reduction network.