Dr Huhana Hickey is both a lecturer and Research Fellow at AUT, Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is a scholar of disabilities research and legal theory and is noted for the breadth of her cross-disciplinary research. Huhana has a long standing interest in the human rights of people from marginal backgrounds and the consequences of discrimination and social oppression
Her work with the United Nations Adhoc group prior to the signing of the UNCRPD has led to indigenous people with disabilities being included within the preamble of the convention in that one of Huhana goal’s is to increase the knowledge of indigenous peoples with disabilities along with increasing their profile and inclusion in all levels of society.
Huhana believes that it is the right of every human being regardless of gender, age ethnicity, ability or (dis)ability to be equal in this world.
In her spare time Huhana is a keen writer, poet and cartoonist.
She presently lives in South Auckland with her partner and their service dog Finn.