Billy Van Uitregt is (as he describes himself) a true-blue-dinky-dy Mozzie with Ngā Rauru and Tūhoe whakapapa and a dash of Dutch, who is now a lecturer at Te Herenga Waka / Victoria University of Wellington. He says “I’ve always loved animals and ended up studying zoology, finishing with a PhD in Evolutionary Ecology. Since then I’ve worked with Anindilyakwa and Nunga mob in Australia on environmental and conservation projects on their Country, trying to bring their world views and knowledge into science and policy. That mahi continues with Priscilla, with Dr Krushil Watene as co-mentor. We are researching how to reimagine Antarctic science, policy and governance with a te ao Māori and mātauranga lens. This mahi challenges Eurocentric conceptions of connection to place”. Billy was a postdoctoral fellow on this project in 2019-20.