About Us

The Matui Team

Based in Dunedin, the Matui team provides the data science behind the He Ako Hiringa content. With health researchers and data experts at the helm, Matui uses the national health data sets to inform where the opportunities for targeted behaviour change exist.

Alesha Smith


Dr Alesha Smith is a Matui director and associate professor at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago. With over 15 years' experience as a health researcher and education consultant for multiple DHBs, PHOs and health organisations, Alesha has a unique skill set and specialises in bridging the gap between health and data.  

alesha.smith@matui.co.nz | 021 222 9711

Noni Richards

Senior Consultant

Dr Noni Richards is a New Zealand registered pharmacist and a senior consultant with Matui. Noni has experience and postgraduate qualifications in research and has worked as a contract researcher producing evidence-based articles for both health professionals and patients.  Noni has been involved in equity programmes and investigations involving big data sets.    

noni.richards@matui.co.nz | 027 228 9594

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