Dr Hinemoa Elder is a mother of two from Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri and Ngāpuhi nui tonu. She works as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in private practice. She is a deputy member of the Mental Health Review Tribual and on the list of Medical Consultants under the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act 2003.
Dr Elder provides neuropsychiatric assessment and treatment for tamariki, taiohi and their whānau who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) via ACC. Dr Elder's focus is the development of a tikanga-centred approaches for tamariki who have experienced TBI and their whānau. Dr Elder is currently a Professorial Fellow at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and holds an Eru Pomare Post-doctoral Fellowship from the Health Research Council of Aotearoa NZ.