New Mauri Ora Co-Leader

Dr Mohi Rua, the Co-Director of the Maori & Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato has taken up the vacant role of co-leader of the Mauri Ora theme here at NPM, and joins Professor Papaarangi Reid in guiding and advancing this research theme over the coming years.

Mohi's work focuses on Maori, Community, Social and Indigenous Psychology and he has played a prominent role on numerous projects with NPM in recent years including as Co-Principal Investigator on the project; Aue Ha! Māori men’s relational health.

With research interests that span Māori cultural patterns and behaviours as a vehicle to understanding Māori health and wellbeing, including using customary Māori practices to inform mainstream psychological training and theory, Mohi's skills and knowledge will be a valuable addition to the Mauri Ora theme and also to NPM's Research Leadership Team.

At the end of February, Mohi joined us in our first RLT briefing of 2018, and together with Papaarangi he will be working on concluding the shaping of the Mauri Ora research platform activities through to 2020, which has been in progress since late last year.