Mauri Ora - Human Flourishing

Dr Adreanne Ormond

Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington

Adreanna is a Senior Lecturer in Te Kura Māori in the Faculty of Education. Her research interests include youth, education, and health as well as Māori development with a specific interest in Indigenous – ethnic minority youth and how existent issues within the community influence life experience and the articulation of that experience.

Dr Arama Rata

Ngāruahine, Taranaki, Ngāti Maniapoto
University of Waikato

Arama is of Ngāti Maniapoto, Taranaki, and Ngāruahine descent.  She completed her PhD in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington in 2012, which focused on Māori cultural engagement, identity, and psychological well-being in State secondary schools.  

Arama then lectured at Te Kawa a Māui (the School of Māori Studies), where she received a Research Establishment Grant to study Māori collective remembering of the New Zealand Wars. 

Dr Rata is currently involved with research relating to Māori health experiences, Māori in rural communities, as well as iwi consultancy.

Dr Tia Neha

Ngāpuhi
Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington

Tia is a lecturer at the school of psychology, Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests include four key areas, broadly linked and overarched by relationships within Māori and Indigenous Developmental Psychology.

These areas include:

  • Indigenous and developmental psychology in the interdependent relations between whānau and their children’s learning
  • Autobiographical memory with whanau
  • Language research
  • Māori pediatric health

Dr Farah Palmer

Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Waiora, Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta
Senior Lecturer
Massey University

Farah research interests include gender issues in sport from a sociological or kaupapa Māori perspective, diversity issues in sport management and leadership and Māori leadership and governance in sport and business.

She is a senior lecturer at the School of Management, Massey University coordinating a number of courses including Fundamentals of Leadership and Teamwork. She is on the board of NZ Rugby and is an former world cup winning captain of the Black Ferns.

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