Marlana Maru

Marlana Maru

Ngāti Maniapoto, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa

Principal Academic Staff Member


+64 7 834 8800 extension 3187


Physical Address:

D Block, Level 2, City Campus, Tristram St, Hamilton 3240


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision (Distinction)
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision (Biculturalism in Practice)
  • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work)

Industry Experience, Affiliations and Achievements

  • Experience working as a child protection social worker in statutory and health settings, a community worker, a professional supervisor and a social work educator.
  • Current registered social worker.

Areas of Expertise and Research

  • Traditional Māori and indigenous healing practices.
  • Kaupapa Māori social work and supervision practices.
  • Effects of historical trauma on Māori and Indigenous peoples.