Rhieve-Sheridan is a Māori hailing from the tribes of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Raukawa in Aotearoa NZ. 

He is deeply passionate about his indigenous identity and how indigenous knowledge can be used to better the world we live in. 

Rhieve-Sheridan's experience to date is very diverse. He has worked across many fields in the research space including health, policy, infrastructure and incarceration. 

After completing his undergraduate degree in New Zealand, Rhieve-Sheridan was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship. In his first year at Oxford Rhieve-Sheridan completed an MSc in Evidence Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation.

Rhieve-Sheridan's policy interests include public health, the justice sector, foreign policy and economic policy.