Mauri Ora - Human Flourishing

Dr Matire Harwood

Ngāpuhi
Director - Tōmaiora, Māori Health Research / Senior Lecturer
University of Auckland - Medical School

Dr Matire Harwood (PhD, MBChB) lives in Auckland. Matire’s background is in primary health care and rangahau hauora Māori. 

She is the Director for Tōmaiora, Māori Health Research, and Senior Lecturer at the Auckland Medical School; editor for the Māori Health Research Review; and GP Champion for Primary Care Health Targets at Counties Manukau DHB.

Dr Harwood sits on the Board and Māori Health Committee at the Health Research Council, and the Māori Advisory Committee for Auckland / Waitemata DHB.

Professor Tahu Kukutai

Ngāti Tīpā, Ngati Mahanga, Ngāti Kinohaku, Ngāti Ngawaero, Te Aupouri
Professor
University of Waikato

Dr Kukutai specialises in Māori and Indigenous population research and leads the NIDEA research programme Te Para One E Tū Mai Nei: Māori and indigenous futures.

Her research spans a broad range of population topics from iwi /tribal demography and indigenous data sovereignty, to Māori-migrant relations and the impacts of colonisation on Indigenous health. She has undertaken commissioned work for numerous iwi entities, Māori organisations, and government policy agencies.

Professor Margaret Mutu

Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whatua
Professor of Māori Studies
The University of Auckland

Margaret is Professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland where she teaches and conducts research on Māori language, tikanga (law), history and traditions, rights and sovereignty, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and treaty claims against the English Crown, constitutional transformation and Māori-Chinese encounters.

Dr Lisa Te Morenga

Ngāti Whatua, Te Rarawa
Research Fellow
Department of Human Nutrition - University of Otago

Lisa Te Morenga is a Research Fellow in the Department of Human Nutrition and is affiliated with the Riddet Institute – a National Centre of Research Excellence in food science and nutrition. Lisa works closely with Professor Jim Mann and collaborates with researchers associated with the Edgar National Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Research at the University of Otago Medical School. Her PhD was on “the effects of macronutrient composition on risk of diabetes” in 2010, both at the University of Otago.

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