Edwina Pio

University Director of Diversity, Auckland University of Technology

Edwina Pio is University Director of Diversity at the Auckland University of Technology, in a position annexed to her substantive role as professor in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and leader of the research group Immigration & Inclusion. She is New Zealand’s first Professor of Diversity, a Fulbright alumna, recipient of a Duke of Edinburgh fellowship and widely published.  Her accolades include Visiting Professor at Boston College, USA; research fellowship at Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden; Visiting Academic at Cambridge University, UK; Fellow of the New Zealand India Research Institute, New Zealand and Co-Director of the Global Centre for Equality and Human Rights, UK. Edwina is a thought leader and knowledgeable interpreter in the area of diversity in business, communities and education and her passion for interdisciplinary scholarship encompass the intersections of work, ethnicity, religion and pedagogy.