The Catholic Institute


Dr Maya Bernardo

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Position: Research and Development Advisor and Tutor

Location:  TCI National Office, Wellington

Qualifications: PhD (Educational Leadership & Management), MBA, BSc

Contact:  04 819 8380 ext 707  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Maya is working with TCI developing an Educational Leadership Certificate.  Maya is highly talented and will be making a contribution to other administrative and educational areas as part of TCI.

"I have almost 18 years experience as middle-level university manager and over 6 years in teaching higher education. I have also published my researched work in reputable international journals, as well presented at various conferences in Asia, USA, UK, Europe and Australia. My academic career spans across different country context such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. 

Parallel to my academic career is my passion for community engagement. I have served as livelihood specialist, organizational development consultant, program developer and community educator. Sectors I was privileged to partner with are environmental organizations, fisher folk communities, schools in difficult circumstances and various non-profit organizations. My areas of advocacy work are in educational development, environmental sustainability and peace.

I consider the following as my main skills: research, teaching, student and program development, pastoral care and capability mentoring."

See Maya's LinkedIn profile for more.