Mohi Rua is the Co-Director of the Maori & Psychology Research Unit and a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato. He is also the co-leader of the Mauri Ora research theme at NPM.
Mohi has an active research interest in the critique of Māori cultural patterns and behaviours as a vehicle to understanding Māori health and wellbeing through the discipline of psychology. This includes using customary Māori practices to inform mainstream psychological training and theory. His PhD considered the way Māori men constructively participate, engage and contribute positively to their whānau and communities and he was Co-Principal Investigator on the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga project, Aue Ha! Māori men’s relational health.
Mohi was one of the researchers for the acclaimed book Mau Moko: The World of Māori Tattoo.