Dr Naomi Pocock for Hamilton West

Dr Naomi Pocock is the co-founder of STEM Curiosity, a charitable company enhancing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) innovation in schools. Most recently, she has served as a lecturer in sustainability and responsible management at the University of Waikato. Naomi's diverse experience encompasses corporate consulting, programme management, and the development of impact-oriented businesses.

Naomi completed a 'post-disciplinary' PhD thesis on the concept of 'home' and gained valuable insights into child development through her journey at Playcentre and beyond. She has also written education policies for The Opportunities Party (TOP), which prioritise the inclusion of children and youth at the heart of the learning process.

Naomi views children as our most vulnerable citizens and strongly believes they deserve a high-quality education to navigate their disrupted future. She emphasises the importance of resilient and adaptable communities but believes that our current systems are letting our children down.

Driven by a strong sense of civic duty, Naomi is deeply committed to the well-being of current and future generations. She firmly believes that solutions exist for every challenge we collectively face and wants to help TOP bring these solutions to New Zealand politics.