• Ngāruahine Taranaki Ngāti Maniapoto

    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.

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    This NPM Platform Project is building an understanding on how to build stronger, more connected iwi, through enhancing engagement with Māori governance entities.

    In Phase 1 of the research, we are exploring the approaches used by Māori governance entities to ask: how do Māori governance entities engage members regardless of where they’re living?

    Dr Arama Rata
    Dr Adreanne Ormond
  • Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What is the reo of traditional navigation?

    How, why, when and where were these navigational aids used in Māori navigation?

    What are the perspectives of contemporary tohunga whakatere waka on Māori navigation aids today?

    Which stars and why do contemporary tohunga whakatere waka use in Māori navigation?

    In the past 40yrs, a regeneration of traditional navigation knowledge has occurred across Polynesia. However, a paucity of Māori navigation research is extremely prevalent.

    Dr Jordan Waiti
  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    How can 21st century Māori self-determination and self-governance jurisdiction aspirations best be supported in law to assist with meeting strategic Māori community economic objectives of wealth and well-being?

    What legal solutions and models can better support multi-dimensional and intergenerational wealth and wellbeing for whānau, hapū and iwi as envisaged in the Treaty of Waitangi and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?

    Dr Robert Joseph
  • Internship project

    Project commenced:

    This summer internship joins and contributes to a research project on Māori whānau experience of Hospital Transfers by being involved and undertaking literature review, in depth analysis of interview data and considering and reflecting on their research and the research impact and contribution.

    Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere
    Murphy, Sarah - 17INT60 - 2017 - PDF Report.pdf
  • Internship project

    Project commenced:

    Pregnancy is well known as consisting of 3 gestational periods; however very little research has been conducted that explores the postpartum, 4th trimester. The 4th trimester refers to the 3 month period post-birth, and may extend up to a year depending on social, physical and emotional issues related to birthing and motherhood. The 4th trimester is crucial for the psycho-social development of babies as they adjust to their new life outside the womb.

    Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki
  • Ngāti Wai Ngāpuhi Te Aupouri Te Rarawa Ngāti Porou
  • Te Atihaunuia- Paparangai Ngāti Maniapoto Ngāti Kahungunu Ngāti Apa Ngā Wairiki
  • Ngāti Hikairo/Ngāti Whanaunga
  • Ngāti Whakaue