Our People

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, ēngari he toa takitini    

“Success is not the work of one, but the work of many” 

Dr Maryam Tayebi

Hugh & Moira Green Research Fellow


Maryam obtained a BSc in radiology from Iran and a master’s degree in medical imaging from The University of Manchester. During her academic journey, Maryam actively participated in various research groups and activities, resulting in several published papers and multiple presentations at national and international conferences. Her passion for research led her to pursue a Ph.D. degree, for which she received a scholarship from the University of Auckland. Her research focused on identifying biomarkers for the diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury using diffusion MR imaging.


Maryam’s interdisciplinary educational background, which spans across Medical, Physics, and Engineering faculties, has equipped her with a unique ability to communicate and work effectively with scientists from various fields. At Mātai, she is currently spearheading a research project that examines the recovery path of the brain in individuals who have abstained from Methamphetamine use.


Maryam is skilled in designing comprehensive research projects that add value to the body of knowledge in emerging multidisciplinary fields. She is interested in facilitating the exchange of information and techniques between research groups from different fields, allowing researchers to run multidisciplinary research projects more efficiently and with higher standards.