Dr Danielle Johnson

Social Scientist


PhD Human Geography, University of Auckland MA Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Arizona (USA) MA Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews (Scotland)


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Danielle has a background in Social Anthropology and Human Geography. Her research interests broadly cover the relationships between humans, the more-than-human, environments, places, and spaces. More specifically, Danielle has research experience in climate change adaptation, Indigenous (Māori) understandings of wellbeing, community food production, and local food systems.

Danielle's PhD research examines the connections between Māori women's wellbeing, climate impacts and adaptation in Te Tai Tokerau (Northland), Aotearoa. Danielle is experienced in ethnographic, cross-cultural, and community-based participatory research methodologies. She is passionate about using social science as a tool to enhance sustainability, advance social, environmental, and climate justice, and better provide for the wellbeing of current and future generations.

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