Angus Macfarlane is Professor of Māori Research at the University of Canterbury. He is an experienced educator and practitioner and has been an advisor and professional development provider for Special Education Services and the Ministry of Education on a number of national projects. His interest is the exploration of cultural concepts and strategies that affect positively on professional practice, on which he published widely.
In 2010 Angus was presented with the Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award to acknowledge his significant contribution to Māori research. His most recent book, Responsive Pedagogy, was published in October 2011.
In 2011 he was awarded a Good Practice Publication Grant from Ako Aotearoa, the NZ Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.
In 2013 he was awarded the UC Research Medal for distinguished accomplishments in his fields of endeavour – the first Māori academic recipient.