Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere

Te Rarawa, Ngāi te Rangi, Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau
Community Psychology Graduate Programme Convenor, Lecturer
University of Waikato

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.

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 Armon J Tamatea

Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-A-Maahaki
Senior Lecturer
University of Waikato

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.  

Te Pūwānanga, Raumati Summer 2016-2017

The Raumati - Summer Issue includes

  • NPM Conference
  • Save the Dates
  • Co-Directors Report
  • National Māori Research Strategy
  • Strategic Direction
  • Seeding Excellence
  • Summer Internships
  • National MAI Doctoral Conference
  • Māori Scholars Recognised
  • Publications
  • Journals

Dr Heather Gifford

Ngāti Hauiti, Te Atihaunui ā Papārangi
Senior Advisor Business & Research
Whakauae Research for Māori Health & Development

Heather is a trained nurse working in the field of child and family health, and has taught at a tertiary level in health services, as well as working as a manager with a Māori Development Organisation and in primary health care.

She has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health at Otago University, a Masters in Public Health from the same university and a PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship with Te Pūmanawa Hauora, the Research Centre for Māori Health and Development, Massey University. 

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