Kia ora koutou, e ngā reo, e ngā mana, e ngā kārangaranga maha13, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Micheal tōku ingoa, no Waikato ahau, engari no Otepoti ahau ranei. Ko Bailey rāua ko Ella-Rose a māua tamariki. No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Dr Micheal Brown holds a Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences in Māori Language, Culture and Sociology from the University of Otago; a Master of Indigenous Studies (with distinction) specialising in Māori and Pākehā engagement from the University of Otago, and a Doctor of Philosophy. Dr Brown’s Doctorate was undertaken at the University of Waikato within the School of Human Development and Counselling.
Dr Brown has worked for many years in the family violence sector alongside NGO’s, Police, Corrections, MSD and MOH where he developed a robust and clear vision of the pathways required to seek change for marginalised individuals. With 20 years of experience employing and/or placing in employment people of demarcated positions, Dr Brown has gained insight into methods to confront and challenge societal views so that disabled people have equal opportunity to achieve their dreams in what is presently an unequal world.