• Ngāti Whakaue
  • Tainui Ngāti Mahuta Ngāti Tahinga
    School of Psychology
  • Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What is the pedagogy of pūrākau, and how does it operate as an Indigenous story work approach to advance kaupapa Māori research and innovative contributions to broader research and pedagogical processes within Aotearoa?

    Given this is a scoping proposal, the following questions are pertinent to the investigation of the above research question:

    What is the theory, methodology, and pedagogy of pūrākau? How was it used in traditional Māori society, and how is it utilised today?

    How do pūrākau connect to the pedagogy of Indigenous story work and storytelling (including non-Indigenous) approaches?

  • Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:

    We have identified a set of questions relating to indigenous data governance, ownership and access, along with potential solutions for benefit sharing and value generation.

    What are the key challenges to realising indigenous data sovereignty and how might they be addressed?

    What are the key mechanisms needed to realise indigenous data sovereignty at global, national and local scales?

    What is the transformative potential of indigenous data sovereignty for Māori?

    What can we learn from ‘best practice’ examples of indigenous data sovereignty that already exist? 

  • Ngāti Tiipā Ngāti Kinohaku Te Aupouri

    Tahu is the incoming Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and is Professor of Demography at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato. She specialises in Māori and Indigenous demographic research and has written extensively on issues of Māori population change, Māori identity, official statistics and ethnic and racial classification.

  • Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Waikato-Tainui
    Associate Dean Māori at Te Piringa Faculty of Law

    Linda is the Associate Dean Māori at Te Piringa Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, and is co-editor of the Waikato Law Review. In 2014, Linda was appointed to provide expert technical advice on the proposed reforms to Te Ture Whenua Māori 1993 (the Māori Land Act).

  • Te Rarawa Ngāi te Rangi Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau
    Community Psychology Graduate Programme Convenor, Lecturer

    Bridgette's research speciality is in the area of indigenous evaluation research. She has lead, been a team member, and/or supervised evaluations in the general area of indigenous social well-being.

    Project research areas include: family violence; intimate partner relationships; women’s and children’s health; tobacco, alcohol, drug, use and reduction; positive learning environments (primary, secondary and tertiary institutions); cultural competency and evaluation training.

    She has worked with different types of agencies from: Private, Public and not-for-Profit sectors.

  • Rongowhakaata Te Aitanga-A-Maahaki
    Senior Lecturer

    Armon Tamatea is a clinical psychologist who served as a clinician and senior research advisor for the Department of Corrections (New Zealand) before being appointed senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Waikato. He has worked extensively in the assessment and treatment of violent and sexual offenders, and contributed to the design and implementation of an experimental prison-based violence prevention programme for high-risk offenders diagnosed with psychopathy.  

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    While all hospitalisations can be stressful for patients and their whānau, hospitalisations involving transfers away from home can be even more so and can present unique issues in terms of how whānau negotiate distance, unfamiliarity, active engagement and help-seeking. In this study, we are interested in better understanding how whānau facilitate support and remain actively engaged in the ‘care equation’ when a whānau member is transferred or hospitalised away from their home location.    

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    We are now 30+ years on from when our children first had the opportunity to attend Kōhanga. They are a part of a fortunate generation, like those who will follow them. And so too are those that are following. But what of those older Māori, their parents and grandparents, some of who do speak te reo but many who do not? What challenges to tikanga, age related roles and relationships do these demographics present? Status, mana, roles, responsibilities, ritual duties and leadership are all age related concepts that, in the Māori world, assume a foundation of learning that leads to experience, competence and accumulated wisdom over time.