Anne Salmond

University of Auckland

Primary Section: 51, Anthropology
Membership Type:
International Member (elected 2009)


Anne Salmond is a Distinguished Professor in Māori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Dame Anne is recognised for her work on cross-cultural exchanges in New Zealand and the Pacific, and for research drawing on Māori philosophies and cutting edge science to tackle environmental challenges.  Dame Anne is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, an International member of the American Philosophical Society and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 2018 she was awarded a Carl Frederich von Siemens Research prize for lifetime achievements in research. She has written many prize-winning books, and served on many scientific, cultural and environmental governance bodies in New Zealand. She was chosen as the 2013 New Zealander of the Year, and in 2021 was awarded the country's top honour, the Order of New Zealand.

Research Interests

Anne Salmond's current research focuses on cross-cultural relations in New Zealand, past and present, and how exchanges between different knowledge systems can contribute to tackling climate change, biodiversity losses and the degradation of waterways and the ocean.

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