Huhana HickeyDr Huhana Hickey (Ngāti Tahinga, Tainui) has a long standing interest in the human rights of people from marginal backgrounds and the consequences of discrimination and social oppression.

She is a scholar of disabilities research and legal theory, and is noted for the breadth of her published cross-disciplinary research.

Dr Hickey currently sits on the New Zealand Human Rights Review Tribunal and in 2018 Huhana was appointed as a director to the Housing NZ board and manages her own consulting company, called Pukenga Consultancy.

As the recipient of a main benefit, Dr Hickey brings lived experience of the welfare system.

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