Megan Prentice

Megan is passionate about equity and the positive outcomes that can be achieved using co-design methods and Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles

Megan joined MartinJenkins in 2021 as part of our analyst programme. With a background in health sciences, she brings strong research and evaluation expertise to our team. She’s also a skilled and empathetic communicator.

Improving the lives of New Zealanders, particularly those from underserved communities, is incredibly important to Megan. She loves to deconstruct systems and policies to find gaps and uncover new opportunities to achieve positive change using innovative approaches.

Megan has experience working with te ao Māori perspectives and kaupapa Māori methods. She’s committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi throughout all her mahi.

Her key interest areas also include climate change, health, and community empowerment.

Megan is a classically trained pianist and also teaches piano. In her downtime, she enjoys playing her favourites like Schubert and Liszt. She also loves to cook (and eat) and spends a lot of time at the beaches around Wellington’s Eastern suburbs.

Examples of Megan’s work

  • Consulting on and co-designing a tech-enabled learning platform for the Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) for Food & Fibre – Addressing the shifts in education delivery caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this project took advantage of the strengths and opportunities that technology can provide for vocational education and training for New Zealand’s primary industries. Megan provided insight on the Māori e-learner experience to create effective resources for providers, directly informed by the voices of tutors and learners from all backgrounds.

Megan’s qualifications

Megan graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Science with Scholarship in Neuroscience.

She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health and Informatics, and while completing the Diploma she also gained Postgraduate Certificates of Proficiency in Hauora Māori and Health Policy.