University of Otago

Donna Cormack

Waitaha, Kati Mamoe, Kai Tahu
Senior Research Fellow
University of Otago

Donna has been involved in work on the collection and classification of ethnicity data in New Zealand, particularly as it relates to measuring and monitoring disparities. Most recently, Donna has been focused on work examining disparities in cancer outcomes and access to cancer services for Māori. She is involved in the Differential Colon Cancer Survival by Ethnicity in New Zealand project as well as Unequal Treatment: The Role of Health Services with Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare.

Dr Beverley Lawton

Ngāti Porou
Director and Senior Research Fellow, Womens Health Research Centre (WHRC)
University of Otago

Dr Lawton (Ngāti Porou) trained at Otago medical school. She worked as a general practitioner in Newtown, Wellington for and co-founded the Wellington menopause clinic. These experiences lead to an interest in research to answer the many questions relevant to women’s health.

She joined the Department of General Practice and Primary Healthcare in 1998 which was followed by the establishment of the Women’s Health Research Centre. Bev was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004, for services to women’s health.

Dr Anne-Marie Jackson

Ngāti Whatua, Te Roroa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Kahu o Whangaroa
Senior Lecturer
University of Otago

Anne-Marie Jackson is a lecturer in Māori physical education and health at the University of Otago, and joined the School of Physical Education as an academic staff member in 2011.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Physical Education Honours degree majoring in Exercise Sport Science and a Master of Physical Education focusing on education policy at the School of Physical Education, she completed a doctorate in Māori studies and physical education examining rangatiratanga and Māori health and well-being within a customary fisheries context.

Dr Anna Thompson (nee Carr)

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui
Senior Lecturer, Co-Director - Centre for Recreation Research
University of Otago

Anna Thompson is a senior lecturer and course coordinator at the University of Otago. She serves as the Department representative on the School's Undergraduate Advisory Group and the University of Otago Women's Development Programme. She is Kaiawhina Māori and on the Teaching and Learning Committee for the Tourism Department.

Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla

Ngāi Tahu
University of Otago

Angela’s research focuses on the intersections between gender, race and sexuality in colonial history, with a specific focus on the connections between race and intimacy within and across colonial cultures.

Between 2010-2012 she was co-investigator, with Professor Judy Bennett, on an archival and oral history-based research project concerned with exploring the fate of children born of American servicemen and indigenous women in the South Pacific Command during World War II. This project has resulted in a book, a website, and a documentary film.

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